Eeek! You have no idea how excited I am to share this post with you all. Today, you are invited into my little home to take a look around and see what I’ve managed to do in the last month. Hopefully you’ll like it, but I am open to any suggestions to make it even more homely – as long as they aren’t expensive suggestions!
So, to start the tour, I’ll take you in through the front door and into my hall.
To your left, you will find my “Life’s Goals” board where I write up my to do list for each day, along with my little nautical themed thermometer I picked up in Rhodes.
To your right, are my little coat hangers behind the door. I just had to get them. Dad used to recite this poem to us called “The Dogs Once Had A Meeting”, and when I saw these dogs’ bums they reminded me of the poem so I just had to have them.
Taking you clockwise around the flat, we’ll start with the guest bedroom. As you can see, it is quite small, and there is a fault in the double glazing that the landlord knows about. When mum and dad are over in a few weeks, dad’s going to help me put a rail up in the built-in wardrobe so that I have room for my multiple clothes.
As I’m sure you would agree, the room is missing a few small bits of furniture. In time, I want to add some shelves and a small chest of drawers to the room, so that anyone staying over has some room to unpack if they wish to.
Taking you out of the guest room, we come to the main storage room. I won’t bore you with taking a look inside, however note I say storage room, not storage cupboard. If I can force myself to get more organised, I would like to add some shelves and possibly make this room into a proper larder or utility room type thing. But that requires a bit more money than I feel like spending at the minute!
Now we come to my bedroom. As you can see, again I am missing some sort of furniture, but I’m not entirely sure what to put in here! Except maybe matching bedside tables…
My room had the wardrobe rail and a shelf already in place, and so I’ve been able to unpack and organise my clothes a little more.
On exiting my room, turning left we enter the bathroom. And look! I have a bath! Not that I have actually used it yet, but I am very strongly considering it soon. Again, there is a large storage cupboard in here, and so I am able to store my spare bedding, towels, and other spare toiletries in here out of sight.
The final door off the hall leads you into my living room and dining room, with the kitchen just off that. Shall we begin with the living room?
As you can see, I have quite a cosy setup in here. While my tv may be a bit small, it’s the perfect size for me at the minute! And those of you with a keen eye may have noticed my dvd player also plays old video tapes! This has been great fun, especially when I found old videos in my granny’s house. I’m sure we have some somewhere in mum and dad’s house but I haven’t found them again yet.
Now, my “dining room” is a good size. When it’s just me, I can move the chair round to see the tv, or I can stay facing the wall and bring over my laptop for Netflix. On the other hand, when people are over, there is ample room to pull the table out and seat 6 quite comfortably! We just can’t leave the room because the person at that end of the table would be blocking the door. My bookcase is currently overflowing, but I will put in more shelving eventually and then I won’t have that problem anymore.
My kitchen is an adequate size for one person, not too big but not too small. I could probably do with a few more electrical sockets, or maybe a bit more surface space, but the really helpful thing would be heat resistant worktops! It would appear the previous tenants were unaware of this fact and have left a lovely burnt circle as a permanent reminder.
So there you have it! What do you think? Have I missed the perfect opportunity for something in one of the rooms? Let me know your thoughts! You’ll have to come round again sometime – maybe when the Christmas decorations go up?