Yesterday evening D and I visited our soon-to-be new home to do some measuring up and head scratching in anticipation for our move. Our biggest worry is fitting all our belongings in such a tiny home measuring just 4 x 8 meters! To put that in perspective, you could only just fit 4 snooker tables into it!
Thankfully the white goods are included within the rent which saves a lot of hassle and money, and they all are either brand new or just a year or so old which is a definite positive. Historic student rents have left some bitter memories when it comes to old white goods that require you to switch the appliance on and of 3 times will hopping on one leg before it will carry out its one purpose in life.
The rest of the house comes unfurnished (apart from a wardrobe) which, on one hand, means we can choose comfy sofa and a high bed that storage boxes can fit under. On the other hand it means we have to spend some money buying furniture. Between us we only have a chest of drawers and a king size mattress which would make the house look like a crack den.
To save £££ we shall we spending the next 3 week scouring Gumtree, Freecycle and eBay for furniture with our set budget in mind which is £250.
Here are the pictures I took during our visit. Notice is the…erm… striking dark blue carpet throughout and the happy banana bathroom suite. We will probably paint a few walls to make the place feel warmer but haven’t a clue what goes with this vibrant colour scheme. To be fair the house isn’t as bad as these iPhone photos make it appear.
Front room and kitchenette
The radiators are electric which we fear may be expensive to run. The house is tiny though, and benefits from double glazing so maybe it wont be too bad.
The fireplace is fake and takes up room which is rather inconvenient but I plan to decorate it somehow. A shrine to Ewan McGreggor, maybe? That could be the compromise for letting D have his Lego cars on display.
Those curtains will have to be changed! That means a a trip to the charity shops, hurrah.
Mmmm banana yellow
The mirror has black edges which could do with covering up somehow
So there it is, our soon-to-be humble home. I can’t wait to get moved in and conjure up some creative ways to make the place feel like home.
Ps. I would love to hear your suggestions and tips on how to get this house
out of the 90s and into the 21st century.