We've been in our lovely little condo for almost 4 whole months now and I thought I would share some pictures of our space! It's nothing spectacular but it's ours and we are still loving it! It sure beats the heck out of our old dungeon of an apartment!
As I've mentioned before, we've got a dishwasher and washer and dryer! A-Mazing! I still get excited that the dishes no longer take forever to do and that we can do a load of laundry whenever we want - no quarter hunting required!
The peninsula in the kitchen is one of my favorite things. There is SO much more room to cook! I no longer dread making dinner (at least not because I'm stuck in the world's smallest kitchen/hole). Bonus: it came with a microwave. Awesome since our old microwave we got for free and it had to have been the first microwave ever made. It was huge, didn't close very well, and didn't really heat anything up very well either. Everything had to stay in twice as long, probably because the microwaves were escaping and killing our brains. You don't need brains to become a Doctor right?!
Another one of my favorite things, all the windows! They let in a ton of light, something we weren't used to. Partly because Michigan is only sunny for 3 month but mostly because the only windows we had looked out into the parking lot. Stupid basement apartment.
We also have a little back patio area that rocks. We can keep our bikes there, let the cats play outside, and we've got room to attempt to grow a garden! I'm loving our little outdoor space!
We haven't had to run our air yet, thank goodness. It gets cool enough at night that our house cools down and stays pretty nice throughout the day. Ceiling fans help too. We've used our upstairs one so much that we burnt out the motor. Maintenance is great here though and it should be fixed soon. Love prompt maintenance! In our last apartment we showered for months with a giant hole in the ceiling directly above us, just waiting for them to get around to fixing it. We moved before it got fixed. Also we had to duct tape the vent closed in our bathroom to attempt to stop the upstairs neighbors cigarette smoke from coming down to us. After showers we would have yellow water dripping down our walls. Classy right? And not just in the bathroom but our whole apartment. Now you know why we invited no one to our weird, dark, drippy yellow apartment.
Chad cleaned up our 2nd bedroom last week. It's too small to really get a very good picture. There's a nice big window that's great and a big closet as well. It was sort of a catch all for a while since we don't have quite as much storage here. We'll be using it as a craft room/office this coming fall. This summer it will mainly house all our fun friends and family coming out to visit! Woot!