Now back to the happy post topic at hand - my new home. I absolutely LOVE it. I signed the lease and submitted my background check before I saw a single photo of this place but it really didn't matter because I knew they'd be painting the walls and replacing the flooring before I moved in. I don't regret the decision to move as fast as I did on renting this place because I could not be happier with it!
One thing I really like about the apartment is the deep, open floor plan. This is the main living room area. I am so happy that I have plenty of room for my couch, dining room table, and piano and it doesn't feel crowded to me, which is a great feeling after feeling so cramped in my Charlotte apartment.
I bought an area rug and some throw pillows at Target the weekend after I moved in and am really happy with how my living room area looks. I also really love the way my friends arranged all the photos above my couch!
I am also very happy with my kitchen! I like that there is no soffit and that instead my cupboards go to the ceiling as that gives me extra space which is important as I have SO many kitchen gadgets and appliances. The counters probably look a little cluttered but I use everything that I have out on the counters on a regular basis.
|Why yes, those are watermelon rinds my garbage. Watermelon gets cut up on a regular basis in this kitchen!|
I also like how my friends arranged the photos in this room. The collage on the wall in the photo below is my family collage so the first thing I see when I get up in the morning is all my nephews and nieces. Since this photo was taken I've had my aunt and uncle hang my curtain rod so my curtains could go up. I'm hoping that a darker bedroom will improve my sleep quality.
Not pictured are the 4 closets and the storage unit that I have, which is a vast improvement over my Charlotte apartment where I had one closet total! That is another reason that I don't feel so cramped in my new home as I have plenty of storage now!
And of course - the best part about my new home has to be the view!
I have a wonderful view of the Mighty Mississippi which is a-roaring right now thanks to all of the rain we've had lately! The falls, which you can see to the right in the photo below, are so powerful right now, you actually get wet standing on a bridge just downstream.
The view at night is also stunning. It was particularly beautiful on Saturday night when we had one of those pink sky sunsets.
I can already tell I am going to be spending a lot of time on my patio, reading, drinking coffee, and taking in the view.
So there you have it! My new home! I can't tell you how much of a difference it makes to love where I live. My home is now a place of peace and comfort.
What is your favorite thing about your home? My favorite things are the view and the location!