Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Temporary Housing

So... as I've written before here & here, there are an abundance of ups and downs to where I live. In a nutshell: LOVE the location. HATE the square footage. We knew going in that this was going to be a place we 'dealt with' rather than thrived in but somehow lately it has felt just smaller and smaller. 
   ^Our old place with an appropriate amount of square footage and a great view. Gave it up for the puppy.

Perhaps it's because we have totally different sleeping patterns - I'm in bed late/up early & he's in bed super early/sometimes snorer - yet live without a door on our bedroom (it's a bonafide one-bedroom, not a studio but they somehow get away with that in downtown speak by calling the layout 'chic' & 'hip'), or because we have nowhere to store our abundance of kitchen appliances (food processor on top of the wine fridge, juicer on top of the cabinets- I'm so sorry, you deserve better!) or just because we can really only fit a couch in our living room thus limiting having people over (and I really do like having people over). Either way, when we finally do move when our lease is up this summer- we will be bawling profusely at the shift in location because we ADORE it but boy oh boy will we be bouncing off the walls to FINALLY have some of the following...
^A pantry/kitchen storage: I'm incredibly sure we won't have this nice of a walk-in but if I could kindly keep my kitchen counters bare because I actually have a place to store all of my doo-dads & whoose-its- I would be a happy, happy camper. |Image VIA|

^A bedroom you can walk in: If we had space on either side of the bed where I could swan dive into my sleep position and actually open the drawers of our nightstand, I'd likely feel a lot better on Monday mornings. |Image VIA|

 ^A place to Work From Home & Write: No longer will we slump into the couch when we work remotely or suffer facing the TV while I'm trying to pen some coherent words. I seriously cannot wait to buy a desk no matter where we live next. I'm making that happen. |Image VIA|

 And finally...
^A kitchen table: What a world it would be if we could eat dinner at a set table or I could have my friends over and actually show off the meal I would love to prepare for them. I truly cannot tell you how excited I am to have one. And sidenote: The natural wood in this one is such furniture porn. I adore it.|Image VIA| 

So I have all that to look forward to but til' now I suppose I'll soak up the location, back patio & pretty grey floors that I actually do love about this place. And keep my eye on sweet furniture deals for the summer. :)


Pat Hatt said...

Now that would be quite the spot. But question is, can you find it and afford it. Those type of apartments are super expensive here. Although I lived in a tiny one once, so cramped and blah. New one is tiny, but not as tiny.

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

It's hard to keep on keepin' on in a space once you're busting at the seams to get out of it.

I would kill a small woodland animal for a pantry space like that.

Jax said...

I don't live in the city, but GIRL I feel for you!!! I can't imagine NOT having a kitchen table or a door on my room. It's great to enjoy now, but I think in the future you'll start looking a little closer to the suburbs. I mean, I can't even imagine trying to get luci to stay put while eating on our couch. haha

Kara said...

Girl, preach. We lived in a 600 sq foot apartment for two years and OMG I was so happy to get out of there, and then of course I cried when we moved out. Emotions are dumb!

Caitlin @ Candyfloss & Persie said...

@Pat - yes, exactly!!

@steph - hah, me too. I can't even imagine, I'd Sound of Music out in that thing.

@Jax- hah, oh heavens no to the couch feeding! Hilarious. And yes, I know suburbs are inevitable- but that's my 3-4 year plan! :)

@kara - LOL, you're so funny.