Designer-Approved Windows That Fit Any Style of Corporate Rental

Corporate Rentals

Windows—what would we do without them? They let light in to create a comfortable home and open for fresh air and cool summer night breezes. They’re also an essential big-ticket item for your home, a key player in determining the style of your home. With a seemingly endless number of styles available, it’s understandable to feel overwhelmed when choosing windows for your corporate rental property. Whether it’s a modern picture window or a traditional mullioned bay window, the right window can elevate your rental space in a competitive market.

Let’s dive into a few of our top designer approved windows that can fit any home. With knockout styles available and easy installation just a click away, you’re bound to find windows that will turn your corporate housing into a showstopper.

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Casement Windows

Casement windows are hinged windows, sometimes with a crank, that open externally. Available in a variety of styles and with or without classic mullions, these windows can work with a variety of home styles. These easy-to-open windows allow for flexibility and functionality for all ages. Just remember: While using the crank makes it easier to reach, it can take a bit more time to open in comparison to other styles.

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Single- and Double-Hung windows

Single- and double-hung windows consist of one or two sashes that slide up and down to open for ventilation. Typically used with traditional mullions, they’re excellent choices for rustic, transitional and traditional homes. Because these windows do not open outward, they are ideal for spaces that open to walkways, patios or public gathering areas. Keep in mind that children and those with limited mobility may find them harder to open over other styles.

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Slider Windows

Slider windows open horizontally, sliding the sash over to the left or the right. These windows are faster and easier to open than casement or hung windows, making them another versatile choice for occupants of all ages. Often used in modern and contemporary homes, these windows can let in a large amount of fresh air, so they’re ideal for bedrooms and bathrooms. Like single- and double-hung windows, slider windows do not open outwardly and are perfect for walkways and public spaces.

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Stationary Windows

Stationary windows are just that—stationary! While these windows do not open, they’re ideal for showing off those picturesque views that will sell your home to prospective renters. Picture windows—large expansive windows that stretch from floor to ceiling—are perfect for bringing those sweeping views and large amounts of light into your home. These windows are typically used in modern and contemporary homes and can be added alongside casement or transom windows for that added functionality.

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Bay and Bow Windows

For the home with a view, bay and bow windows not only add additional living space, they’re also great architectural elements that are striking both inside and out. The beauty of bay and bow windows are their ability to create everything from built-in reading nooks to a cozy dining niche for early morning coffee. Bay windows typically consist of a group of three windows, two protruding double-hung or casement windows flanking a centered stationary window and dramatically angled. Bow windows are very similar but consist of three or more windows in a more curved pattern. These windows are most ideal for traditional and transitional homes.

If you’re ready to get new windows installed, remember to keep the architecture and style of your home in mind before making a final decision. What window styles will you be using for your next corporate housing rental?

About the Author

Kerrie Kelly heads up her California interior design firm, Kerrie Kelly Design Lab, and has authored two books on interior design. Kerrie is a design expert and writes online for The Home Depot on an array of topics, from decor decisions to window installation options.

This article is editorial content that has been contributed to our CHBO site at our request, and is published for the benefit of our readers. We have not been compensated for its placement.

We’re Bringing Bailey!” Pet-Friendly Apartments (And Getting There Safely)

Traveling for work is a reality for many of us. Being away from family can be difficult, especially if it’s months at a time. It’s even worse when you have a pet. Trying to find quality, affordable care can be a chore, and boarding your pet can be stressful for the whole family. That’s why some choose to bring along their furry family member for corporate travel. But many hotels won’t allow non-service animals. Luckily, furnished housing for pets or pet-friendly apartments are easier to find these days thanks to the rise of furnished corporate rental listings by private owners.

Pet-Friendly Apartments

Get Ready, Get Set…

Before you ever step out the door, there are a number of things to thing about.

  • Look for CHBO pet-friendly apartments or homes that will guarantee that your animal will be welcomed.
  • Be sure that your pet is healthy enough to travel by scheduling an appointment with your veterinarian. Getting a veterinary health certificate can ease your mind and in some cases, it’s required when an animal will be residing in a new state or country.
  • An implanted microchip can make the process of finding a lost animal easier, but at the very least be sure you’ve updated their ID tags with your up-to-date contact information in your new location.
  • Contact the airline or travel agent to find out the regulations for traveling with pets. You may need to contact the US Department of Agriculture or Foreign Consulate for more information. In some cases, your employer can assist you in this process, but be sure to clearly understand the rules for the places you depart and arrive.
  • Be sure you’ve gathered their medicines and key documents like medical records, travel approvals, and health or acclimation certificates.
  • Pets traveling in an approved kennel should have an accurate collar or chip, a bed or blanket that smells like home, favorite toys, and a water or food dispenser used in crates. The American Humane Association also recommends you do not tranquilize or sedate your pet as it causes all sorts of health risks.

…Where to Go? Finding Furnished Housing for Pets (And You!)

CHBO offers thousands of furnished properties all over the country, many of which are pet-friendly apartments. You can refine your search by selecting “Yes” under “Accept Pets” on the CHBO Search Page. Or, if you are searching all the listings in the location of your assignment, you can check the property features column on the right side of the properties main page where it says “Pets: Yes” to confirm.

Beyond simply accepting pets, you can go further by checking if the area around the property is pet-friendly. Are there dog parks, hiking, and green spaces nearby? Would your outdoor pet have room to run in a backyard or community area? Are veterinarians and pet supply stores close? These extras can make the experience even better for your pet.

There’s no need to leave your family pet behind when you are traveling for work. Do a little homework, find that perfect CHBO property today, and enjoy continued quality time with your pets in your new home away from home tomorrow!

Things to Know for Extended Business Trips

Business TripAre you someone who travels often for business? If so, your usual routine may involve a quick trip to a city or even a foreign destination, and during the few days or nights of that visit, you are unlikely to have much time to explore or even get your bearings. There is, however, a tremendous difference between this sort of business trip and what is commonly called an “extended” business trip.

While your number one priority is likely finding an appealing extended stay housing arrangement, there are other things to know about extended business trips than the best furnished rentals. Below are some extremely useful tips for those who will relocate for a longer-than-usual time.

  • Downtime is a thing – When you are booked into extended stay housing, it becomes a home away from home in a way that a hotel or other accommodation never does. Because you will have authentic “downtime” while on an extended business trip, it is best to look for furnished rentals with items like WiFi and entertainment systems that help with downtime and with staying in touch with family. While you might envision yourself doing the job and even exploring the area, also picture yourself in your extended stay housing…what will you be doing in downtime or spare time? Make some plans.

 

  • Plan to cook – One great thing about furnished rentals for extended business trips is that they keep you out of restaurants. After a few days or weeks of eating many meals “out” being able to cook in your own, comfortable and well-appointed kitchen becomes a treat. It also gives you a chance to explore local markets, local favorites, farmer’s markets and more. This also keeps a lot of coin in your pocket!

 

  • Think location – Your extended stay housing gives you a chance to live among locals, so also plan on acting like one. You’re sure to enjoy sightseeing, but again, after a while it can wear thin. That means you then get to visit the local cafes and pubs, find authentic businesses to give your patronage, and even publications to read. Find good local parks and trails and really think like a “local” while there.

Furnished rentals give that rate chance to be “at home” even when you’re not at home. Use the tips above and really enjoy every moment of your extended stay, whether you are working or just exploring the area and settling in temporarily.