"Apartments" have changed - they are no longer the standard garden style apartment for rent with a pool, and a small gym, if you were really lucky! There is a new standard of construction - not just to attract the young professional apartment dweller but to attract anyone that's concerned about our environment, or being health conscious, or that wants to entertain their friends without leaving the apartment and having to go out to a restaurant or entertainment venue! This is for the new elite apartment dweller! It starts with the plan and architecture of the communities, from construction level to amenities and they include everything you can imagine and some that you never thought you would find in an apartment home from conserving energy and water to the ability of recycling and that's just the beginning . . .
A variety of eco-friendly features including water efficient fixtures, energy-efficient lighting, low VOC paint and storm-water management. To improve water conservation, they also incorporate drought tolerant plants and use irrigation technology to help eliminate unnecessary watering, and community parking garages that include electric car charging stations.
Interior finishes can include stainless steel appliances, oversized kitchen islands with European style cabinetry, granite countertops with under-mount sinks and custom backsplash with under cabinet lighting, gas cooktops and built in microwaves, double door refrigerator/freezers with in door ice and water dispenser, pendant lighting, crown molding, bamboo flooring with eco friendly carpeting in the bedrooms, 9 to 14 foot ceilings, oversized garden tubs and walk in showers with rain heads, spacious walk-in closets and large patios or balconies.
Top of the market amenities can include enormous fitness centers with aerobics rooms, spin rooms, and men’s and women’s locker rooms with both sauna and steam rooms as well as a large well-appointed clubrooms for entertainment, game rooms, cinema and media theaters with impressive resort style pools that include shallow water sundecks, fire pits with cozy seating for cold weather socializing, soothing hot tubs, outdoor kitchens with large preparation areas and linen covered poolside cabanas along with the .
Additionally, the high rise apartment communities have top floor sky lounges with panoramic views of downtown, and expansive outdoor terraces for entertaining and enjoying sporting events on the big screen TV! There are also pet friendly amenities that include dog parks with agility equipment, bathing stations, recycling centers, and bicycle storage racks.
These certified green communities are what today's renter wants - of course these amenities and new construction come with a price that is considerably higher than that of let's say an apartment community that was constructed in the early 80's but even those communities are being upgraded to meet the demands of today's apartment dweller!
Don't despair, there are still affordable apartments available but I would suggest in the Houston Apartment market, you get an expert to assist you in finding what you want, where you want it and at the price or budget you have in mind. Why not give it a try - contact Kathy Curtis, Texas Apartment Locators today to help you with your next apartment home search. Visit our site today! AptExpert.com Let's find your new "dream" apartment home today. It's always a free service - the owners pay our fee to fill their vacant units and you can get up to 8 weeks free with some of the luxury communities throughout the Houston and surrounding areas for a limited time only! Some of the less expensive apartments are now offering move in specials and deals for the holidays that are right around the corner now!! Don't miss out on these offers - contact Kathy Curtis, your local and let's get started.