Without further ado, here's our apartment:
|Our living/dining area; we have a landing area outside the door for strollers/plants/shoes|
|Cabinets!!! Just wish they went to the ceiling, but I'll be utilizing the space anyway. Also LOVE that I can open the window when cooking.|
|Opposite view from entry|
|Having an actual linen closet makes me do a happy dance! (That's Nia's bathroom to the right)|
|Oh how I have I longed to have a proper pantry; better organization to come|
|Another view of the pantry - lots of wall space storage ideas in my head|
|The master bedroom; our en suite bathroom and his/her closets make me happy!|
|The 2 bathrooms are similar|
Now I do have to be honest and say I miss our washer/dryer, but the upside is we drop off our laundry for wash and fold, and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE not having to fold clothes! The laundromat is a half a block from our apt. Mr. Love Bird is a sweetie and drops/picks up for me, and I just have to put everything away.
I also miss the ease of being able to run out the door and hop on the subway. We are not as mobile as we used to be (my still-fractured foot doesn't help), but I definitely see Zip Car helping more with this as we've used it 3x already since our move.
Besides the ease of getting around I miss good retail options. Being able to run down the block to get ingredients if I'm forgetting something for a recipe or go to the drug store if I need something is a thing of the past. Our neighborhood is a few steps behind the gentrification of Harlem, and we won't be here long enough to see it catch up so for now I just have to make the most of when we have our Zip Car and try not to forget anything on my shopping list!
Overall, the benefits of our new place (space, costs, lower noise level etc.) far outweigh those inconveniences.
I have about 20 boxes left to unpack which are currently neatly stacked in my office, but I look forward to decorating and organizing with a lot if inspiration from . . .
- Small Notebook
- I Heart Organizing
- Apartment Therapy
- Glitter Guide (this post especially!)
- Young House Love
- Design Sponge