4 Plants That Can Survive With Minimal Light

Partridge Hill - Tuesday, October 16, 2018

If you’re looking to bring plants into your home but concerned they might not get enough light in certain areas, like the bedroom when your curtains are closed, this is the list for you. Below are some hardy plants that can survive without a lot of natural light. 

4 Plants That Require Minimal Natural Light


Begonias: With a wide range of colors and shapes for their leaves, this plant does quite well without direct sunlight. Begonia owners just need to be careful to not overwater the plant. 
Mint: You can successfully grow mint in your home as long as you keep the soil moist and give it a bit of natural light. As long as you do this, you’ll be sure to have mint for tea and your favorite recipes. 
Maidenhair Fern: Many ferns do well with low lighting areas and this one makes a great addition to any setting with its light and frilly leaves. 
Moss Terrariums: This option is perfect for the household that wants plant life without a lot of work. Position the terrarium near a window where it can get dashes of light. All you will need to do is ensure it retains a suitable level of moisture. 


If you prefer keeping plants outside, consider putting a planter on your private patio or balcony. It will surely get the natural sunlight it deserves and you can enjoy its beauty as you unwind from your busy day or as you drink your morning coffee. If owning a plant isn’t your ideal cup of tea, but you still enjoy taking in nature’s beauty, you’re in luck because our community is spread out over 9 amazing acres! Contact us today to schedule a tour and to find your new home.

Fall Activities in the Capital Region

Partridge Hill - Tuesday, October 02, 2018

When we think of fall activities, carving pumpkins and picking apples are the first things that seem to pop into our brains. What about the rest of the events going on around the Capital Region? Take a look at the list below and change up your usual fall activities! 


Outdoor Fall Activities

2018 Wing Walk: Saturday, October 6th is Schenectady’s 2018 Wing Walk. Venture through Downtown Schenectady and enjoy samples of unique chicken wing recipes from a variety of restaurants. Once you’re done, vote for your favorite! 


Running SCCCared 5K Family Run/Walk: Happening Saturday, October 13th is St. Catherine’s Center for Children for their 5th Annual Running SCCCared Family 5K at The Crossings of Colonie. Spend the day with friends and family being active for a good cause and enjoy light refreshments after!


Saratoga DBA Fall Festival: Celebrate the fall season in Downtown Saratoga with games, music, costume parade and so many more family-friendly activities. It all happens on Saturday, October 27th; you won’t want to miss this day of fun! 


Indoor Fall Activities

Secret Stockade Tours: The tour begins outside but then takes you through a journey through two Stockade homes, each with their own history. Refreshments will be served inside the historic Brouwer House, the Stockade’s oldest home. You don’t want to miss this tour happening on October 10th. 


Children’s Star Sighting: Saturday, October 20th at the Henry Hudson Planetarium is an interactive program for kids to explore the stars, planets, comets, and constellations. Bring the night sky to life for your kids!


Check out Albany.com for more events happening in the Capital Region this fall and try something new.  While you’re out enjoying everything the area has to offer, take a tour of our apartments! We have amenities our renters love and multiple layouts to choose from including two and three bedroom apartments!

5 Tips Every First Time Renter Should Know

Partridge Hill - Wednesday, September 19, 2018
When it comes to renting your first apartment, there’s a lot that you will need to keep in mind from layout options, budgets, to amenities that might be included with your apartment. We’ve compiled a list of necessary items for every first time renter to keep in mind as they decide on their new home and how to avoid unnecessary headaches. 

5 Tips for First Time Renters


1. Logistics: Throughout your adult life you are likely to accumulate pieces of furniture, each of which will need to be taken into consideration when you move. Not only thinking about their size and situating them in the apartment, but, can you get them into the apartment? Will your antique dining room table make it around a corner, or will it simply not fit? Take measurements of your furniture, especially if you don’t intend to part with any. Then when you visit different spaces be sure to bring your measurements and measure the entryways of the building and apartment.
2. Expenses: This is particularly important to keep in mind, but many think it’s a no-brainer. Throughout your search you will hear the cost of the monthly rent, but you will need to know if anything additional such as cable or internet is included. If it isn’t, make a mental note to check your other monthly expenses such as student loans or car payments to ensure you are still within your limit. 
3. Visit During Different Times of the Day: You may feel like this step is excessive, but the area’s sounds, traffic, and activity could change throughout the day. Taking a tour during the day while most people are at work may not give you an accurate sense of the area or the traffic noise. Partridge Hill is situated on nine gorgeous acres in the Town of North Greenbush which makes our residents close enough to places of work and daily necessities, but without the noise of traffic and commuters.  
4. Signing a Lease Sight Unseen: There are unique circumstances when this is ok, like moving to a new area for example.  If you live relatively in the area of the apartment you are interested in, you are strongly encouraged to visit and take a tour prior to signing a lease. Pictures can speak a thousand words, but, nothing replaces the actual experience of the visit and making sure you truly love the size, layout, and amenities of the apartment. 
5. Review the Lease: While some landlords will be quick to put a lease in front of you and expect a signature during that moment. Don’t feel pressured to sign it right then, the management team at Partridge Hill encourages you to read through the lease thoroughly and ask any questions to ensure a complete understanding of the entire lease. 


The most important tip to keep in mind; don’t feel pressured to make an immediate decision. It’s ok to take time to think things through before signing a lease, even if that means taking a night or two and sleeping on it. Our team of professionals will take the time with you that is needed to answer your questions and help you come to the decision that is best for you and your lifestyle needs. 


When you’re ready to tour our apartments, let us know!    

5 Ways to Become More Energy Efficient

Partridge Hill - Wednesday, September 05, 2018
When trying to cut out unnecessary expenses many of us don’t take into consideration the items around our homes that may actually cause an increase in our energy bill each month. Take these 5 tips into consideration and then put them to work so you can begin reducing some of your electric bill. 

5 Energy Saving Tips


1. Consider Your Product Choice – Shop around for lightbulbs and appliances. More often than not, you’ll be able to find some with the ENERGY STAR label on it. These products oftentimes are much more energy efficient and have lower standby power. Better yet, they even tend to last longer than comparable non-ENERGY STAR products. Lighting, for example, is a great place to start. Replacing your current lightbulbs with an energy efficient option is a great way to save!
2. Unplug Your Electronics – When you’re not using an electronic, simply unplug it. Of course, you won’t want to do this with things like your refrigerator or your digital alarm clock, but if you are done charging your laptop, your phone, or even if you’re done with the microwave, unplug it! It might not seem like it will make much of a difference, but you’ll be watching your electricity bill go down little by little.
3. Clear Your Vents – Ensuring that furniture is not blocking a vent or register allows the air in your apartment to flow freely. 
4. Make Use of Power Strips – When you have several items to be plugged into one area – say, with your TV or at your desk – plug them all into a power strip. Not only will a power strip give you more outlets to use, but it also makes it much easier to switch your electronics off with the push of one button when you’re leaving your house for the day.
5. Window Curtains and Blinds – Not only do they add eye appeal to your home, but, they can also help with your energy needs. During the winter months, take advantage of the warmth from the sun and open the drapes for a few hours. As the temperatures begin to rise during the summer season, they can help keep out the heat so your apartment stays cool.


Start incorporating these energy savings tips in your home today! If you’re looking for a new place to call home, take a tour of Partridge Hills. With multiple floor plans to choose from and amenities renters love, you’ll be ready to move in today! 

Why Moving in the Summer is the Best

Partridge Hill - Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Summer can be an ideal season for most anyone in the Capital Region. The weather is in our favor, school is out, and we can finally take our well-deserved vacations! It’s even an ideal time move into a new apartment.

Weather

In the Northeast we value our seasonal changes, when winter comes to an end we are more than ready for green grass, clear skies, and sunshine. These elements also make it easier to move.

While heat may be slightly uncomfortable, it’s certainly more desirable than the alternative-a blizzard. There’s nothing worse than having a snowstorm hit our area and interrupt your moving time. Not only does it cause headaches, but it can also be dangerous attempting to carry furniture and boxes on wet or snowy walkways. Snow storms may also delay your move completely, and if you’re facing time constraints, this can cause a larger issue. 

More Availability

Many of us move between May and September, which means during these months there are numerous apartments available for rent. While this will give you plenty of options while browsing, you shouldn’t wait too long to make a decision on an apartment you love because someone else could be vying for the same space.

School is Out

Not only is the availability of rental units more substantial, but, many families choose to move during the summer months so they do not disrupt school time. There can also be a period of adjustment time for kids, this will give them time to adjust and acclimate to their new surroundings.

We are certain you will love living at Partridge Hill, our nine meticulously landscaped acres create a community setting that is highly desirable. To schedule a tour, contact us today. You’ll be calling us your home in no time!  

8 Must-Haves for Every Bachelor Pad

Partridge Hill - Thursday, August 09, 2018

Whether this is your first apartment, or you’ve rented before, it could be hard to determine which furnishings are essential and what the focal points should be. We’ve put together a list of the top 8 things every bachelor/bachelorette pad should have!


1. Bedroom Furniture: This sounds like a no-brainer but for many of us, especially right after college, we don’t have quality pieces we’d like to take with us as we move further into adulthood. What does this entail? A proper bedframe, maybe one with a headboard and footboard, a nightstand or two, and of course a quality dresser.
2. Matching Bedding: Matching sheets, pillowcases, and coordinating blanket, quilt, or comforter will help give your bedroom the finished look it deserves. 
3. An Entry with Purpose: The entry for your apartment serves more of a purpose than we realize. Many of us only see it as an entry way or an exit, but it’s a place where we tend to drop our keys for the night or kick off our shoes. Adding a coat rack, bench to store our shoes under, and something to hold our keys gives the entryway the purpose it deserves.
4. Kitchenware: Mixing and matching isn’t always a bad thing, but it’s best to put thought into your place settings. Your kitchenware doesn’t have to be expensive, but it is something you will have for a long time, so purchasing quality pieces is always a bonus!
5. A Bathroom Oasis: Much like your bedroom, your bathroom is deserving of attention. Matching, quality, towels – hand towels, washcloths, and bath towels are a great start! Then incorporate colors or patterns with a shower curtain and floor mat. It’s also a great idea to include a nice dish for your hand soap, and an attractive tray or caddy for to keep your grooming products tidy.
6. Window Treatments: The residents of Partridge Hill Apartments have the luxury of enjoying our oversized windows with lots of natural light, and what really helps bring the room together are window treatments. This works especially well if you coordinate the treatments with an accent rug, arm chair, or couch. 
7. Plants: Incorporating plants into your space adds, well, life to your home. Flowers, succulents, herbs, all create their own level of eye appeal that so many of us desire for our homes. 
8. Artwork: Empty walls can be kind of boring; hanging a piece of art gives personality to your space and can say a lot of your personal style. So give it some thought and make your space feel like a home for yourself as well as your guests!


Now that you have a list of the essentials, fill your home at Partridge Hill with other accessories and furnishings that fit your personality! 

The Benefits of Renting from Partridge Hill

Partridge Hill - Monday, July 16, 2018

There are many apartment communities that don’t give the residents the feeling of “home”; this is not the case for Partridge Hill. While living in our rural-like community our residents enjoy the abundant amenities available to them – all of which make life much easier and more comfortable. 


Life at Partridge Hill


Partridge Hill offers floor plans which include one, two, and three bedroom layouts which include security intercom entrances. Many of our floor plans include a private patio or balcony; we also have remote garages available for our residents! The private patios create the perfect atmosphere for beginning or ending your day in peace and the comfort of your own home. Residents that are hosting events such as family get-togethers or gatherings for work have the luxury of using the Clubhouse at Partridge Hill. This creates an atmosphere and setting that many people desire. 


Residents have exclusive use of state-of-the-art equipment in the Fitness Center which saves them time, as well as money, since they will no longer need a monthly gym membership. With convenient hours, there’s no need to feel rushed to come home right away and get a good workout in. 


We also pride ourselves with the ability to provide our residents with a friendly management team as well as an experienced maintenance crew. Partridge Hill’s maintenance staff is available 24/7 and strives to make your experience with our community as enjoyable as possible. 


To learn more about Partridge Hill, and to schedule a tour, contact us today. When you’re part of our community, you’ll love where you live!

4 Renter-Friendly DIY Projects

Partridge Hill - Friday, July 06, 2018

Renting an apartment shouldn’t limit your creative side or thoughts of decorating. There are many DIY projects that are easy to do, renter-friendly, and will bring your personality to life in your Partridge Hill apartment. Our apartments are ideal for young professionals and families who want to be centrally located in the Capital Region without compromising space and luxury living. Make your apartment feel like your own with our easy DIY decorating tips!

4 Rent Friendly DIY Projects


1. Painted Dining Room Chairs: If you have eclectic taste, or want to create a focal point with your dining room table, pick up some thrift store chairs and give them a makeover! Adding a coat of paint is an easy way to create a cohesive look and adding life to furniture without breaking the bank. 
2. Update Your Curtains: Out with the old and in with the new! If your curtains are a solid color, switch them for a trendy patterned set. If you’re a novice with a sewing machine, you can create your own design on a solid set rather than buying something new.
3. Incorporate a Multi-Level Cart: No matter the size of the room, multi-level carts can serve multiple purposes. From a portable kitchen cart, cocktail or entertainment cart, to something the kids can use for toy storage – the possibilities are endless. Depending on your style you can add color with paint to create something that really stands out or add a small amount of personality with mod podge and adhesive paper. 
4. Chalkboard planters: Growing your own herbs or plants in an apartment is easy to do, but sometimes the planter pots are boring or you might want to label the herb. Pick up some chalkboard paint and either paint the entire pot or create a design large enough for you to write the plant’s name. 
These are only a few of the ideas we have for you and we’d love to see your creations or how you’re incorporating your personality into your apartment. Show us what you’ve done on Facebook (@partridgehillapts)! 


Perhaps you’re already a whiz with renter-friendly DIY projects and it’s the size or layout of your apartment that is the issue. Partridge Hill offers layouts and size options that will suit your needs! Contact us today to schedule a tour! 

Pool Safety Tips

Partridge Hill - Thursday, June 14, 2018

Partridge Hill has a pool area which is exclusive for the residents to enjoy throughout the summer months. With that being said, we feel it’s important that our tenants understand the proper ways to keep themselves and their children safe in the pool area. Here are some of our pool safety tips!

Pool Safety Tips

• Have your cell phone with you at the pool in case of an emergency.
• Don’t run or engage in horseplay around the pool.
• Be sure that your children are familiar with basic swimming and water safety tips.
• Keep a close eye on children in the pool area.
• Always swim with a buddy.
• Never push anyone into the pool.


We want our residents to have fun in the sun all summer long and by keeping these tips in mind you’ll be able to do just that!


Contact Partridge Hill

We want you to enjoy our pool this summer too! To do so, take a tour of our apartments and become a resident! In addition to our pool, we have numerous desirable amenities  for our residents to enjoy. Some of our amenities include: security intercom entrance, air conditioning, state-of-the-art fitness center, and so much more! With the combination of our amenities and our convenient location to so many local businesses, you will be calling Partridge Hill ‘home’ before you know it. 

Top 4 Indoor Plant Mistakes You Could Be Making

Partridge Hill - Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Sprucing your home up with indoor plants not only creates a source of vibrancy and joy but can also bring life into an otherwise inanimate space. An indoor plant that is struggling to survive can make your space look dreary and can bring down the overall appearance of your home. Admittedly so, there are a few mistakes many of us are guilty of making when it comes to caring for our house plants. Continue reading to learn more about the common mistakes we make with plants and how to fix them!

4 Indoor House Plant Mistakes 


1. Fertilization: For indoor plants to survive, they rely on nutrients found in their soil. For them to truly thrive and flourish, they may require additional nutrients found in fertilizers. Ideally, you will want to fertilize during the plant’s natural growing season and then taper off until their dormant season. This schedule will vary depending on the plants natural schedule. 
2. Hygiene: This may sound odd, but, plants need to have their hygiene maintained too. Plants that live outside essentially become clean with the wind and rain. To help their continued growth and prevent possible pest infestation, it is ideal to dust their leaves and remove any dead foliage.
3. Location: For us, where we live is typically based on the age old adage of ‘location, location, location!’ the same can be said for your indoor plants. Your interior design hopes and dreams shouldn’t determine where your plants should live. For plants to thrive, you need to keep in mind what they need in order to flourish. Is it 8 hours of full sun or maybe they prefer a life that’s only in the sun for a few hours? If they aren’t receiving the proper amount of sunlight, it could be detrimental to their survival.  
4. Water: Are you the person who forgets to water their plants or the person who waters them too frequently? Whichever category you find yourself in, you’re actually causing serious harm to your plants. Familiarize yourself with their watering needs and then set a schedule for yourself whether it’s a reminder in your phone or you write it on the calendar in your kitchen. 

Contact Partridge Hill

Whether you’re looking to add a variety of plants to your home, or only one or two in the living room, your plants are sure to thrive in our apartments! The residents at Partridge Hill enjoy a lot of natural light in their apartments from the oversized windows and patio area, which their plants are sure to enjoy. Contact us today to schedule a tour!   
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