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21 July 2012 @ 11:50 am
Apartment progress. Suggestions very welcome!  
I just moved a few days ago and progress is slow. It's weird, looking at my crooked and badly lit photos, to know that I actually take interior shots for a living sometimes. But the truth is you guys wont see nice photos until a lot more work is done on the apartment. I don't care enough yet.
Low income housing is the worst. The office is supposed to be open right now and there is a little sign on the door saying they will be open at 10am. It's 11:30 now and no one is there. I wanted to use the treadmill and request pest control. I have a feeling this is going to be a common problem.

Living room. We need to get something to hold the dvds and video games but I am waiting till after me and Brian budget for the next few months.

I need to rehang those today...

This room will probably be the first to get done since it's the smallest, but it still needs a ton of work. I wanted some kind of seating and a much longer surface for terrariums and the like.


Dining room. That cabinet will probably end up in the bedroom. We aren't sure about it yet.


Guest bathroom. The cats have already claimed it for their own. I need to get glass for the other frame and I plan to fill this bathroom with plants. I'm not sure what kind of plants considering there is no natural light at all. Those pictures are not as crooked as they look.

Brian's side of the office.

My side.


I told Brian we needed extra storage in the bathroom and he said we just has too much stuff. Pfft. men.
Current Music: Mumford & Sons
recenthistory: Me: Family Picrecenthistory on July 21st, 2012 04:13 pm (UTC)
I would definitely either get some floating shelves and baskets for over the toilet, or those shelves that sit over it. That would give you a lot of space in the bathroom and clear up the counter. I'm also a big fan of a basket on the counter to put any loose items in - just looks neater. =)
qnorse on July 22nd, 2012 01:47 am (UTC)
I like those shelves that sit over the toilet- the ones that have doors so people can't see the mess of stuff inside :p
ormoluinhen: pic#90916526ormoluinhen on July 21st, 2012 06:05 pm (UTC)
It's got tonnes of potential and I can tell from your taste and gorgeous furniture that it's going to be lovely when it's all finished - please keep us posted!!
qnorse on July 22nd, 2012 01:47 am (UTC)
Thanks! I will
midnight21: pic#109122438midnight21 on July 21st, 2012 07:15 pm (UTC)
that living room looks awkward...maybe put one of the couches against the wall and find a tv stand to put the flat screen on?

but the apartment as a whole looks great for low income. I lived at mainview for the past 7 years, which is a 1 bedroom apartment that takes 1/3rd of your income and it was a living nightmare... I'm very grateful that I found another section 8 apartment that was originally 540 a month and I'm quite happy here. Unfortunate, I had to give up my beloved cat Morgan.

Be very grateful that you got this place... more and more apartments in my area don't allow cats and many people like me are giving them to the humane society (a no kill shelter) because of these rules. it's so sad that we have to do it...
qnorse on July 22nd, 2012 01:44 am (UTC)
It's the neighbors and roaches that fear no light or man that I don't like.
I wouldn't live anywhere I couldn't have my cats- I couldn't. Cause there is no such thing as a no kill shelter. The awful truth is that No Kills give their un adopted animals to kill shelters. No Kill means they don't euthanize on the premises, That's all. Otherwise every shelter would be no kill because it's not as if the people working there like putting them down. And cats have the hardest time finding homes. I hate hate hate roommates but I would be forced to go that route if I couldn't find a place that would take my pets.
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qnorse on July 29th, 2012 11:43 pm (UTC)
Thrift shop. I pretty much do all my shopping there.