Two weeks after moving in, I posted pictures of our NYC apartment. I've made a few minor changes since then and thought I'd show them to you over the next couple days. If you're like me, you enjoy seeing how other people live. Maybe you're not like me. If that's the case, feel free to go watch the Olympics. I will not judge.
We added some color to our kitchen. Or as my sister says, "the tiny square footage New Yorkers try and call a kitchen." I admit it is small. When we moved in, one of my children paused and looked at the kitchen with a frown. He asked me if I was still planning to cook for them while we lived here. I assured him I would, and then promptly ordered take-out for 2 straight weeks. It took me some time to try and figure out how to do it.
Here's a before picture of the kitchen:
It's Davenport Tan from Benjamin Moore.
You want to know where those double doors lead?
Yes, to her room. Even though we have those doors partially blocked from her side, she is able to squeeze her little body through to get to the kitchen. Remember in college when you thought it was cool to have a mini-fridge in your room? Well my daughter thinks it's cool that she has her own secret passage way to an endless supply of food. She thinks it's better than the secret wardrobe in Narnia.
If you're confused as to why apartment builders would put a bedroom with access to the kitchen. They didn't. We did. Her room is actually a dining room that we converted to a bedroom. It's very common in New York, but not so common in suburbia, which is what I used to speak before we moved here.
I love having a window in my kitchen. Care to know what it looks like in New York today?
It is a lovely shade of gray. Dear Spring, where are you? I'm anxiously awaiting your arrival and will celebrate you with a dance when you arrive. It will be similar to Tenley's dance of love, as seen on this season of The Bachelor.
The main entrance to the kitchen is right off the living room.
So close it takes .1 seconds to get up off the couch during a commercial and get a snack. Well, actually, you could walk to any room in our whole apartment in .1 seconds. But I really like living in a smaller space - even with a family of 6. One of the perks is being able to clean my whole place in under an hour. Which gives me more time to sit on the couch.
Would love to know what you think!