Ta da! After months and months and months of trying to sort it out I have now officially got the flat! I’ve decided the flat needs a name as a) I like naming inanimate objects in lieu of having pets to name and b) it is better than just saying ‘the flat’ all the time.
I’ve decided on ‘the penthouse’ as it is on the top floor and that makes it sound much fancier than it is (gotta love a touch of sarcasm).
Therefore, let me give you a sneak peek of the penthouse…
I bloody love the internet and spend a lot of my time on it for work and cat video pleasure but one of my absolute favourite games on the internet is the IKEA 3D kitchen planner. Admittedly we have a love-hate relationship (but why can’t I just drag this unit where I want it?!) but I could happily spend hours playing with it.
I’ve been planning the new kitchen for the flat complete with awkward pipes to work round…
I’ve always assumed that the kitchen will be the first big project I tackle in the new flat but haven’t been sure whether I’d upgrade it straight away or live with it for a while before doing it up. It’s looking increasingly like it will make more sense to take it on before I move though.
As with all things, I’m drawn to grey kitchens. I like moody dark ones and fresh bright ones so the tuxedo kitchen (who knew that was a thing?!) seems to fit the bill, combining dark base cabinets with lighter wall cabinets/shelves.
Argh I was so close to finishing the legal stuff for the flat purchase until someone noticed an error in the vendor’s paperwork so it’ll be *at least* three more weeks til I get the keys. Sigh. One thing I have made a tiny bit of progress on is getting a new boiler sorted for the new flat as the heating doesn’t work. Sexy topic for a blog post amirite?
I asked for interior design tips from Elsie who is four (but wise beyond her years). We share a love for the Frozen soundtrack, t-shirts with cats on and a desire for me to get a puppy. She suggested ‘the colour of the moon’ as a colour choice for my new flat so I made a mood board for a hypo technical moon room for her.
So the paperwork has been signed and the flat is almost officially mine (waiting for the solicitors to reopen on 5 January). What on earth do I do next?! Here are the things on my list so far in no
Buying update: I finally got the contract through to sign woohoo! One of the first questions estate agents seem to ask you after ‘what is your budget?’ (answer – tiny) is ‘what are your requirements?’. I soon learned that the
STILL no progress on the purchase of my flat, got to sort some legal/mortgage stuff. Turns out ‘you’ll be in by Christmas’ really does jinx housing projects (thanks Mum!) In the meantime my hypothetical to do list is developing so
So I’ve talked about my grand vision for the damp balcony sunroom‘. The only other ‘room’ I have ideas for is what I’ve grandly termed the ‘lobby’ aka the second smallest space in the flat aka the area created when a
The mortgage company’s valuation of the flat made me smile as it essentially gave me a bonus room. Where I’d seen a small, damp, poorly ventilated enclosed balcony, the valuer gave me a sunroom! The new flat is essentially a