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How to Get the Most Out Your Apartment’s Square Footage

June 22, 2016 9:02 am

Whether your apartment measures 200 square feet or 1,000 square feet, how large it feels depends on how it functions. Artfully arranging your furniture and incorporating smart storage solutions can make even the tiniest studio apartment feel like a luxury penthouse loft, and these space-savvy tips will show you just how to make the most of each square foot in your rental unit.

  1. Use light to your advantage. No matter how limited you are on space, having good lighting can make all the difference. Play up your apartment’s natural light sources by using sheer curtains or blinds in light colors that invite the maximum amount of sunlight inside.
  2. Arrange – and then rearrange. Instead of moving in and leaving your furniture right where you first placed it, don’t be afraid to rearrange multiple times until you find the situation that best suits your space.
  3. Make your furniture play double-duty. Adding furniture pieces that double as storage systems (such as using a chest as a coffee table or a kitchen table as a desk) is one of the best ways to maximize the space in your apartment.

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Happy Father’s Day!

June 19, 2016 9:16 am

Today is a chance for us to recognize some very important people in our lives. May this day bring you many reasons to smile!

Happy Father’s Day!

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Prima Ristorante Puts a Modern Twist on Traditional Italian Cuisine

June 15, 2016 9:03 am

Named one of the best Italian restaurants east of the Bay Area, Prima Ristorante is an Italian restaurant that serves modern and exciting Italian food. Menu favorites include the grilled romaine with shaved parmesan, chicken stuffed with black truffles and chestnuts, and the ravioli stuffed with braised short ribs. Aside from the decadent dishes, Prima also offers innovative and exciting cocktails. The bartenders at Prima mix up your classic cocktails and reinvent them with twists. In addition to cocktails, Prima pours a wide range of Italian wines and holds weekly wine tastings!

Check out the Prima Ristorante website for a full calendar of upcoming events. Be sure to make a reservation if you’d like to dine at Prima Ristorante: it’s a popular spot for both locals and tourists.

Prima Ristorante
1522 N Main St
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
(925) 935-7780
www.primawine.com

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