Tour time!Posted: July 11, 2012
Is it a blessing or a curse when you can pack all your belongings in less than 3 hours? I’m going with blessing.
Yep, we planned to move on Sunday and we began packing around oh, I dunno… Sunday afternoon? We borrowed Rolan’s uncle’s band bus (complete with giant band name stickered onto the side) and filled it full of our stuff. Then we unloaded it in a matter of an hour because we have so much stuff you guys.
Internet was connected yesterday, so today I’d like to just share some pics of the apartment before we moved our things in. The pink wallpaper is in full swing in these pictures, so try to divert your attention more to the beautiful laminate flooring we installed.
Here is the view from the front door. The open door you see on the right leads to the powder room and the open door on the left walks into the living/dining/kitchen.
My plans for this space include a “landing zone” for mail, keys, jackets, shoes, umbrellas (we need umbrellas A LOT here), etc. The little telephone hanging on the wall is a video feed of the front of the apartment building and allows you to open the door (or not) for visitors. I am living in the future, ya’ll.
The biggest room in the apartment is the one that melds three vital rooms together: the living room, dining room and kitchen. I should call it the dinkitchliving room. Or the kitchdinliving room. Maybe I’ll go really wild and name it the lividinkitchen.
This room is home to two of the apartment’s biggest selling points: these big, beautiful french doors that open up to let in sunlight and fresh air. Another selling point was how big this room is. The pictures do not do it justice.
The door you see on the left of the above picture walks out onto this big balcony:
Sometimes the sun actually shines in the Netherlands, so we were thrilled with the idea of having a private place to enjoy those 2 spectacular days.
Back inside, the kitchen is extremely modern, with sleek white cabinets, stainless steel hardware, and brand-new Siemens appliances. There is also a hidden fridge, freezer and dishwasher in there (all on the left).
I’m planning on adding some open shelving on the left. Not sure what to do with the big wall over the sink, though.
The bedrooms are nothing spectacular — yet.
This is the master bedroom, you can tell because of how master-y it looks. Actually, it’s not much bigger than the other bedroom.
We’ve already decided that this room should become the office/studio. Rolan is a music man on the low down and desperately needs a place to put his keyboard and sound equipment. And so it shall be done.
In the bathroom, we have dual sinks and a walk-in shower.
And a bath. A big-enough-to-actually-enjoy-yourself-in bath.
Just for fun, here is our auxiliary room.
I hope that someday (in the very near future) this will house a washing machine. We have a severe lack of washing machine in this apartment. I’d also like to get some kind of dirty laundry system and linen closet thingamajig in here.
Not pictured is the powder room. It’s just a room with a sink and a toilet though so you’re not missing much.
And that’s the new place. We have already made some improvements and touch-ups since moving in so I’ll be sure to update with those.
What do you guys think? The wallpaper, is it as horrific as I think it is?