Welcome our third apartment!
We’re up on the second floor so after walking up the stairs, you’re at our second front door. When you first walk in, you immediately see a long hallway but on your left is the living room.
This is a great space – there are hardwood floors and stained wood trim around the windows and molding. There’s even a giant closet located in there! Another cool feature is the blinds – they’re the pull down/push up blinds, which I’m very excited to have. Just like apartment #2, we have cast-iron radiators throughout the apartment, which I’ve already proclaimed my love for.
The wall color isn’t our favorite (it’s sort of a pale flesh color and definitely on our list of things to tackle) but it’s not offensive so we can live with it for a little bit. Since there’s no overhead lighting in this room, we’re going to have to think of some creative ways to brighten it up.
The next room you walk into is the butler’s pantry – a feature you don’t find in many homes anymore. On one side of the room it just looks like a plain jane, but on the other…
… there’s this great built-in cabinet with glass cabinets and lots of hidden storage. I’m most excited to display our fine china in there (though I will be personalizing this a bit) but it’ll also be a great place to prep or place food, especially when we have friends or family over.
Did you catch a glimpse of that arched doorway? It’s the only doorway like that in the apartment so it makes it feel extra special.
Our next stop is the kitchen. This is definitely smaller than what we’ve become accustomed to but it’s pretty charming so I don’t think it’ll be an issue for us. Up above are cabinets with glass doors where we can display our plates, while we can hide pots and pants in the cabinets underneath. There’s even a pantry (you can see the doorknob in the picture below) so there’s a surprising amount of storage in here.
Joe and I really like the color on the walls so this will most likely stay as-is. Changes on the agenda are removing that weird shelf (the previous tenant added it but it makes it hard to reach anything in those cabinets on the right, plus it’s sort of dingy). We’ll also be adding a refrigerator, once we figure that situation out, and hopefully a kitchen cart with a microwave.
A bit down the hallway is the bedroom. This room also has hardwood floors and it very large (it’ll hold all of our bedroom furniture and then some!) and a closet that feels like it’ll never end. Joe and I really like green on the walls but we’re not so crazy about the red/magenta blinds. It may involve making some curtains, or just flat our replacing them. We’ll have to figure that out…
Right outside the bedroom is the bathroom… which I am so crazy about. There’s a bathtub! And a linen closet! And towel racks! There’s even an archway above the shower which is such a fun architectural touch.
So that about wraps up the apartment tour! Be sure to stick around as we make it ours!