It really had never occurred to me before, but I’m beginning to realize the vast array of options available to apartment seekers. I had begun to think that all apartments look virtually the same, but this is not the case.
For example, Steve and I visited an apartment this morning that has a sunken living room. When you enter, you look directly down into the living room, which is approximately eight inches lower than the rest of the apartment, accessed by two stairs between the hallway and a very attractive ledge.
There was another apartment we saw that had built-in bookshelves in the dining room, which at first I thought was strange but then realized that it would be the perfect decorating tool for a fancy dining room (not that Steve and I are fancy whatsoever).
So now I’m not a mission to find the most unique apartment available. The problem is that many have one unique feature, but I can’t find any that have them all! I suppose I’ve become spoiled after visiting so many complexes, and that I’m heading directly down the road of inevitable disapointment.
However, I think that Steve is becoming antsy about getting this show on the proverbial road, so we’re going to need to make a decision sometime soon. We still need to decide on electricity, phone, and cable companies, and we’ll have to coordinate the move somehow. I haven’t decided if I should hire movers or just coerce some brawny friends into providing trucks and muscle. If anyone has any advice on that, it would be appreciated.
We have decided on three key features:
1. Downstairs apartment – we don’t want to climb stairs all the time, and we’d like moving to be as easy as possible.
2. Fenced outdoor area – we don’t have any pets, but we hope to eventually get a dog and we’d like to have an enclosed patio/porch where a pet can run around unsupervised.
3. Washer/Dryer in Unit – I finally wore Steve down on this factor. I want to be able to do laundry in my underwear if I so desire, so he’s going to have to deal with higher energy and water bills.
Laura & Steve