Take a peek in our new Chicago apartment!
This apartment we’re living in is a major upgrade from our townhouse. We have some added amenities, lots of space, a great view, and it’s in a great area. Sure, the rent is doubled, but we’re living in Chicago, and that’s to be expected.
We only had a day to find an apartment when we visited last week, and it was so, so stressful. We’d been advised from people what to expect. We were to expect old buildings, very little space, and high rent. That is exactly what we got. We had a realtor drive us around and show us some places. They were expensive, small, old, and dirty. I don’t know if they were worse than the usual apartments, or not. I didn’t feel good about any of them, but I knew we were going to have to settle on something.
Then the realtor showed us our current apartment, and we fell in love. Or maybe it just seemed much better than the other ones we looked at. That’s probably it.
So let me give you a tour of the place! We haven’t had a chance to buy any furniture or hang up the decorations (the few that we have) yet, so it’d kind of bare. I’m not sure if we even want any more decorations or furniture. After that move, I don’t want any more stuff. Next time when we move, I’m getting rid of more stuff. The less you own, the better.
The living room. Look at that view of the lake! Gorgeous!
That’s Wrigley Field in the distance! It’s actually closer than it appears in this picture.
Entrance into the kitchen from the living room. Notice my rack o’ appliances and dishes.
Different entry into the kitchen. There’s a spice/ingredient cabinet to the left, and a pantry to the right. I love it! We didn’t have a pantry in the old house.
There’s a window in the kitchen, too. Great for food photography!
This is my bake station. I have most of my bakeware in this cabinet.
Our stocked fridge. We took a trip to Trader Joe’s our first day here and stocked up on a few items. Mostly wine.
View of the kitchen. I don’t know if you can tell, but this kitchen is made for a tall person. I can only reach the second shelf in the cabinets. Oh! There’s a window to look into the oven!
I’ve missed that feature.
This is my closet. I was able to fit everything in here! Amazing. That first shelf contains sundresses, which I probably won’t be wearing a lot of in Chicago. Sad face.
The bathroom, which I’m sure you were dying to see. Not a whole lot going on here, except for lots and lots of space! There’s a medicine cabinet, plus a closet with shelves.
The bedroom with a strange man in the bed.
So there ya go! I hope you enjoyed the tour. I’ll be back shortly with more Chicago posts.