We got the keys to our new apartment today and spent the whole afternoon cleaning and bringing over some boxes. We are moving from a 2 bedroom/2 bath apartment to a 1 bedroom/1 bath; a brand new building to a 50-60 something year old tutor style building. As we all know, times are tough right now and we have made the decision to cut back on our spending and save up some money to buy a house in the near future. We love our Chicago neighborhood so we are only moving 3 blocks away :) We are crossing our fingers that our first house will be in the same neighborhood, too.
So here's the tour:
This is the front door. Look at the archway :)
Bonus closet to the right of the front door. It goes back few feet to the right of the picture. So much storage space!
Dining room/kitchen. Amazing built-in cabinets that will be great for extra storage and a way to show off my glassware and dishes.
The kitchen and back door that leads to a very small landing and stairwell down to the laundry room.
The other side of the bedroom and a door leading to the closet. Due to the lack of closet space, we plan on purchasing a wardrobe closet from Ikea and placing it against this wall. The one we have picked out have a bonus cabinet space that we will use to store bathroom towels.
This shelving unit over the toilet was left behind by the previous renter but we ditched it and plan on finding something new at Ikea.
This is another entry to the bedroom closet from the hallway in between the bedroom and bathroom. I think this will be the only door I use for the closet.
But she was pretty intrigued by the many windows to view the neighborhood from. (We are not allowed to have pets in our current building so we have to close off our windows so she isn't seen. Shoosh, don't tell anyone.)
While we cleaned, Murph looked for places to hide. This cabinet was her favorite place to curl up and observe.
She even tried to make this ledge in the closet a comfy spot. How's that workin for ya?
Stay tuned to see how where we place all of our furniture and how we repurpose some pieces in new spaces.