We moved into our permanent residence, and we love it here. In our temporary apartment I never really let myself get 100% comfortable because I knew we’d be leaving, but here we can arrange the furniture how we want, re-organize the kitchen, and actually spend some time making this place feel like ours.
Our apartment is really long. Like a “huh, that’s interesting” kind of long. We are trying to decide how to rearrange it and partition out the space because you could literally have a banquet for 25 people, at least, in the dining room. Luckily the flooring is these huge square tiles, so I could easily map out the dimensions of the rooms and furniture. And this is what I’ve been playing around with:
We are going to request some additional furniture, and hopefully things will be set up the way we would like in no time!
My favorite things about this apartment are the living area, which gets loads of natural light, especially in the morning, and the roof-top garden. We are lucky to have houses next to us rather than apartment buildings, so they don’t block out all the sunlight.
The roof has a nice, high wall (at least five feet tall) and tons of grass. In our last apartment, the people that lived above us actually lost one of their dogs because he jumped over the roof wall chasing a bird. So, we were always very careful whenever we took Athena on the roof there, because she could definitely put her paws up on the ledge. Thankfully, here there is no risk of that happening, and there are these glass areas where she can look out, so she has no desire to see over the wall anyways.
We also have loads of storage in the kitchen, which is something I’m very excited about. This is the first time in my adult life that I’ve had a kitchen to call my own that I don’t feel totally cramped in. I’m starting to sound like a broken record, but I seriously can’t wait for our HHE to get here. All our bakeware, kitchen appliances, and weird gadgets/dishes won’t need to be stashed in random places around the house and will finally have a place to go!