we're leaving to spain in slightly less than two months & we don't have anywhere to live yet. we have to wait until our visa appointment to rent an apartment (just in case we're denied), which is on tomorrow, so hopefully we rent one quickly after that. buuuut that doesn't mean we haven't been looking at apartments & weeding out all the ones we're not into.
a couple alumni from i.e. (austin's school) run a website that has apartments that have been pre-checked, with photographs of them & showing all the details. whether or not they're furnished, have a/c, washing machines, ovens (surprisingly not every apartment comes with an oven).. that sort of thing. so we check it out pretty frequently. as of right now, i think we're leaning towards an unfurnished apartment because we figured out that renting an unfurnished apartment & furnishing it is about the same price or even slightly less than renting a furnished apartment. with the added benefit of not wondering who previously lived on the furniture & stuff like that.
most likely we'll just go to ikea & get everything in one fatal swoop for convenience & we can afford that. which has lead to me staring at ikea's website anytime i am bored & wondering what our new home will look like.
the living room
the dining room/kitchen
i've been saving different pictures & things that i like all from ikea & creating mini mood boards even though we won't have nearly half the stuff they have in any of their photos. plus ikea comes up with the coolest ideas for smaller spaces, so i love looking at it & seeing what they do.
i mean, in all honesty we will truly only need a couch, a kitchen table, a tv, a bed/crib for cedar, possibly a dresser for cedar, a bed for us & possible dresser for us also... so in reality, our home won't be that decorated. but it's fun to look right?