I started this project over the summer, and only got around to posting teaser photos before summer vacation. Then everything kind of fell to the wayside after that, but at long last, here are more pictures of our little studio apartment.
I spend most of my time in the kitchen, so naturally, it’s my favourite room. It sucks not having a dishwasher, and washing dishes with only one sink is pretty painful. We make do with our little system where I wash the dishes and Husband empties the dish rack. There’s also way less cabinet space, so I’m constantly having to move stuff around to make more room.
My favourite part of the kitchen is the island. It’s very multifunctional, and it serves as cooking, eating, and homework space. I absolutely love the oak wood countertop, and cooking on it is kind of a dream. The other countertop is almost used exclusively by Husband to make coffee every morning, which is the most painful part of living in a studio when you have different work schedules.
Designing the closet space was tricky. With everything being out in the open, we really had to get creative with boxes and storage bins to hide things like socks and undergarments. Actually, I hate those clear bins, but instead of buying new storage, we’re reusing what we had from our previous place. To complement the high ceilings, we decided to ditch the bed frame and place the bed directly on the floor to play against the ceilings with a low and even look. The black blinds also serve as a nice backdrop.
The living space is where Husband spends most of his time. He’s got the entertainment system set up just the way he likes it, and the coffee table is where he does most of his work. It’s also where we spend a lot of time together either watching TV or in deep conversation. The only thing I don’t like is the couch, which was given to us, but we’re not going to buy a new one until we buy our own place.
The place is still a work in progress, and we’re constantly finding ways to improve the space. Husband and I have very different ideas when it comes to creating a functional, yet beautiful living space. I’m all about aesthetics, while Husband is more practical. His current project is finding a solution for our pots, pans, and lids. Since I don’t have to put away dishes, it’s not a big deal to me how they’re stored, as long as the display looks good, while for him, it’s a big annoyance.
Anyways, I love working together to make the home comfortable for both of us. As much as I want it to only look good, it also has to be livable. I feel I could do more with the space, but we’re on a tight budget and since we don’t own the place, there are lots of limitations. Nonetheless, I think we did a pretty good job. Hope you enjoyed the pictures, and thank you for reading.