During the first parts of this year, I've mentioned some upcoming changes in my life. I don't know if someone has noticed but I have removed the part "girlfriend" from the About me -section on the upper right corner.
On April Fool's day I got the keys to my new apartment, located in Kallio, Helsinki. It's a compact little home in a peaceful part on the quite colourful Kallio. 22,5 square meters for me, Gekko and Proper. Iines will be staying with J, she will be much happier as an only dog so there's no point for me to take her with me and keep her stressed about the youngsters and vice versa.
It wasn't an easy thing to find an apartment in Southern parts of Helsinki with my budget and demands. I don't need lots of space, but I want to live in nice surroundings and well.. it seems that even a shower is something you need to pay extra! One girl was amazed by the rent I pay and told that in North-Finland where she lives you could get three rooms + kitchen with that amount!
My little home isn't in very good shape, but I was convinced that I wanted this apartment because it had painted white wooden floors, big window and simple and very basic white bathroom (and not some freak-ish 70's brown patterns or something..). With a little renovation (in kitchen, hello! Awful!), I can make it a lovely place to live in.
Time for the piccies then, here's what my apartment looked before I did anything in there.
Livingroom/only room of the apartment. The big window is my favorite part now. Lots of room to pile colour-organized books and some small and cute decore thingies.
Other end of the same room. You can see the "hall" from the doorway. Bathroom is on the left, behind the kitchen. Table, chair and boxes belong to the landlord, I'll dump them to the attic as soon as I get the key.
My small kitchen. My god how terrible! It won't be staying like that, that's for sure.
Bathroom. Cheaply done, but at least it's white. Not going to renovate there much/at all.
Here's some pics about the middle phase where I'd already brought some stuff in there, but hadn't renovated anything yet.
I try to move during Easter. There is still lots to do in the apartment, but nothing that big that I couldn't live in there already. Maybe I'll take some pics before the final "after" pictures.