I have the chance to move into my dream apartment in about a month. It is a one room apartment (one room, one kitchen, one bathroom, all seperated with doors - just enough for me). The main room has a nice wooden loft, where a bulit-in bed is located and also a bit of space for a bedside table and a few things. The floor area is free to have a "living room" space. I love the idea of sleeping in the loft. I also like that the floor area is like a separated room so I have plenty of space.
The only problem is that the apartment is located on the first floor with big buildings surrounding it. This results in basically zero natural light in the apartment. The only windows are in the main room (the kitchen and the bathroom has no window) but these don't let much natural light in because of the location of the apartment. The loft doesn't help - it shadows everything below it but it's high enought that the occasional natural light doesn't reach it.
This make the apartment look plain and sad and closed-in. It looks a bit depressing.
Do you have any idea how to make it nicer, more spacious, more friendly? How to bring in some daylight? How to make the affect of a nice, open space without natural light?
I also can't really make any major changes, but I'm allowed to do anything that makes the apartment nicer.
Buscar un lugar para vivir es un proceso tan difícil como especial. Las primeras instancias se encuentran plagadas tanto de dudas como de exigencias, y la búsqueda de la efectividad puede volverse algo complicado.
En el caso específico de los pisos, hay muchos factores para tener en cuenta. Desde la ubicación del edificio hasta su estructura, el funcionamiento de los ascensores, el ruido que proveniente de los vecinos y el valor de las expensas.
A pesar de esto, mucha gente continua eligiendo vivir en pisos ¿Por qué razón? Son más acogedores, prácticos y económicos que casi cualquier casa disponible en el mercado. Sus particularidades no son algo importante para una persona que, por ejemplo, está buscando mudarse de la casa de sus padres.
Encontrar un piso no es algo complicado si se le dedica el tiempo necesario. Un buen primer paso es hablar con gente conocida sobre el deseo de mudarse, para saber si saben de algún lugar disponible o si tienen algún consejo para llevar a cabo la búsqueda.
En segundo lugar, optar por visitar algunas inmobiliarias, aunque sea para informarse un poco respecto al panorama de la renta o compra de un piso, es bastante importante. Sería ideal consultar varias y que se encuentren en distintas zonas.
Algunas búsquedas de internet tales como pisos en venta Alcala de Henares, pisos en alquiler en Madrid (más general) o cosas semejantes resultan también bastante útiles para comenzar a informarse.
Más allá de todo esto, lo más importante (y que recomiendo tener anotado desde un primer momento) es tener en claro tanto los requisitos que debería cumplir la propiedad como los recursos con los cuales se cuenta para acceder a ella.
Our landlord isn’t letting us install a new door in our place. We have a 2 bedroom, and the upstairs bedroom has no door — just stairs divide the room from the rest of the house. How can we best block out the noise?
I found a really beautiful apartment with my 2 close friends and previous room mates in the prime of Williamsburg. The location could not be better and the amenities are really good too (washer dryer in unit, gym, theater room). two of the bedrooms are rather large but one of them is 7x10. Unfortunately I’m stuck with the 7x10 and am having some serious second thought about this apartment because of that. I just have a Full Bed and a drawer that both would fit into the room but absolutely nothing else lol.
Thoughts? Does this sound as bad as I’m thinking it may be?
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First time posting so sorry if this seems out of place, but I wanted to look for advice for how to improve our current living situation. My boyfriend and (20s) are currently living in my room at my parent's house. We are trying to save money to move out but for the meanwhile while i am enrolled in school its best for us to stay here (financially, close to his work, easier commute to school). It feels like we are in a constant mess which we kind of are, we can get the room clean but for no more than just a few days because we just don't have space. We have things in the room that we can't move else where because it'll go missing or it will get broken. We have currently two bird cages in the room that can also not be relocated because of my mother's hate of all animals.
The room was originally my brother's nursery so its the smallest room, and we have pretty big furniture.
We have a platform storage bed with 2 night stands that hold the cages. 2 matching dressers 1 stacked and 1 with a mirror both filled with cosmo supplies. my mother gave us a changing table which we have made into video game and cosmo storage
and there's a single small closet with clothes that i decided to keep hanging, between the bed and the closet is where our laundry baskets are.
all of the drawers are filled with either clothes or childhood memories that i need to put in a safe place.
i know some are going to say : Throw stuff out , move out kid
and to those people i wouldnt be here typing this out if it were so simple.
the thought of just putting things in bins and putting them in the garage keep coming to mind but knowing my family they will throw it out just because its mine because no one has respect for my belongings
BTW the my home is a 2 family with a 3bed 2 bath on both floors (2nd fl is inhabited by my neighbors) and a basement apartment with a 1 bed 1 bath that is occupied by my aunt and grandmother, and i share the 1st floor with my parents my little brother, my uncle, and my boyfriend.
thank you if you got this far even if you have no idea what to say.
TLDR: Currently living in my room at my parent's house with boyfriend and we want to improve our living space but dont know how. Room is small with big furniture, alot of our possessions can't be taken out without them going missing or breaking.