Draper and Kramer Tops Off and Announces Name of 120-Unit Mixed-Use Development in Chicago’s Wrigleyville Neighborhood

Draper and Kramer, Incorporated, today announced it has topped off a 120-unit mixed-use development at 949 W. Dakin St. in Chicago’s Wrigleyville neighborhood. The project will be named Wrigleyville Lofts and is located across the street from the Sheridan Red Line station and two and a half blocks north of Wrigley Field. Draper and Kramer plans to begin pre-leasing … Continued

How to Decorate Your Apartment with Houseplants

In addition to being a trendy decorative element, houseplants add tons of life and beauty to apartments. Now that we’re spending more time indoors, it is particularly important to add houseplants to your home, as they can significantly brighten a living area and bring life to even the smallest spaces. In addition to bringing light … Continued

What Every Cyclist Should Look for When Apartment Hunting

In urban areas across the country, bike culture is more robust than ever. Roughly 870,000 people report commuting by bicycle—many of them young and urban residents—according to the U.S. Census. Countless more travel by bike to visit friends, do chores, and to get some fresh air and exercise. In fact, national bicycle ridership grew 40 percent between … Continued

Helpful Tips and Storage Hacks to Maximize Your Apartment Space

Since we’ve all been spending more time at home, you’ve likely invested in new items for your apartment. Perhaps you’ve built out a home gym during the lockdown, or you’ve expanded your home office during this extended work-from-home period. Upgrading your apartment can make sheltering-in-place a lot more productive and enjoyable. But with purchasing these … Continued

Tips for Upgrading Movie Nights in Your Apartment

When was the last time you went to the movies? Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, many movie theaters across the country remain closed out of an abundance of caution. Even in communities where theaters are open, not everyone feels comfortable going to see the latest film indoors with strangers during a pandemic. Still, it’s hard not … Continued

Bronzeville: A Vibrant Chicago Neighborhood Full of History

Bronzeville—Chicago’s flourishing multicultural epicenter—is known for its rich history, diverse community, and vibrant culture. Home to legendary musician Louis Armstrong, Pulitzer Prize-winner Gwendolyn Brooks, and infamous civil rights activist Ida B. Wells, Bronzeville is well known for its Victorian-era architecture, 19th-century mansions, monuments, libraries, galleries, and more. Bronzeville also boasts a diverse business community where … Continued

Tips to Brighten Your Apartment This Winter

As we lose daylight, maximizing sunlight while in an apartment becomes very important for fighting the winter blues— especially with so many of us spending more time indoors due to COVID-19. While it’s easy for the cloudier winter days to get us down, there are plenty of easy ways to freshen up décor and make … Continued

Printers Row: An Oasis in Chicago’s Bustling South Loop

The historical Printers Row neighborhood in Chicago’s South Side is aptly named. Decades ago, printing businesses both large and small lined the streets of Printers Row. Beginning in the 1970s, many of these buildings were repurposed as residential lofts, though the most iconic buildings remain as part of the Printing House Row District, a national … Continued

Tips for Setting Up the Perfect Home Gym in Your Apartment

Exercise is more important than ever this year, as many of us are spending more time at home in front of the computer and less time outside commuting to and from work. Throughout 2020, cities and states have increasingly tightened restrictions surrounding gyms and fitness centers to limit the spread of COVID-19. While some residential … Continued

Tips for Reducing Your Apartment’s Heating Bill This Winter

All across the northern half of the United States, people are switching from AC to heating as winter approaches. Since the majority of us are spending more time than ever at home, it’s a top priority to stay warm, happy, and productive without running up the heating bill—especially for those working from home. After all, degree for degree, heating … Continued