Tips to Open Up and Enlarge Your Apartment

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Welcome to your new home at the Cottages of Fort Collins! The goal of our construction was to create spacious, beautiful alternatives to traditional on-campus living situations. That said, as big as our apartments might be compared to dorm rooms, you might still feel them small to what you are used to. The good news is that there are some … Read More

Improving Your College Apartment with Scents

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Scents are a powerful thing. Many studies have linked the sense of smell with memory and emotions. For example, the scent of a lily in blossom may conjure a specific time in your childhood and that memory may make you feel happy. Or, maybe you don’t even think of that memory when you smell lily but you simply feel at … Read More

Mother’s Day Crafting

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If you love making things and learning new crafts, then holidays like Mother’s Day and Sibling Appreciation Day are likely some of your favorites. These are holidays in which we can show appreciation to those we love by making, baking, and taking them out. And if crafting is your preferred method of gift giving, then get started today with the … Read More

Spring Fever? Check Out These Projects

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The weather outside is still not quite so nice but the warm and sunny days are just around the corner. But until they come, why not do some indoor upgrades? Not only will the following DIY projects help spruce up your apartment some, but they’ll also help relieve some of that post-Spring Break pre-summer spring fever you might be having. … Read More

March of the Irish: St. Paddy’s Day Celebrations

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It used to be that Fort Collins threw one of the best St. Paddy’s Day parades this side of the cornfields, with Irish-loving visitors coming from all over to take part in the weekend celebrations. Unfortunately (or fortunately), Fort Collins isn’t the sleepy little hamlet it once used to be and in recent years, the growing population and mounting celebrations … Read More

Get in on Fall Gardening

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Just because you live in an apartment means you have to give up on your green thumb. Here at the Cottages of Fort Collins, our residents have several great options for experimenting with vegetable and herb growing. Our first-floor apartments have large porches with plenty of sunlight while second-floor patios likewise have big patios. You can also talk to our … Read More

Stocking Up On Brain Foods

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One of the best perks of living in the Cottages of Fort Collins is just how big the kitchen areas are. Every floorplan we offer here boasts a big kitchen with wraparound counters and state-of-the-art appliances. Why such a focus on kitchens? Because what you eat and drink has a major impact on how you feel and how your brain … Read More

Move-In Myths & Tips

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Fall courses at Colorado State start in mid-august. This means if you haven’t already done so, you’re probably about to pack up your things and move into your new apartment here at the Cottages. Whether you’re a freshman or a returning sophomore, you’ve probably had your share of lists and advice about moving back in. Sound about right? Well, how … Read More

Party Games for College Students

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If this is your first year in Fort Collins, then you may be surprised by the weather we get come June. June is both one of the hottest and wettest months of the year. This means both gorgeous swimming days and days when you’d much rather stay inside. For those latter days, one great hang out place is the Fort … Read More