I recently received an apartment makeover that is not only lovely, but inspirational too. I decided to let the owner tell you all about it in her own words. Take it away Natasia!
“I’ve lived in my 272 sq. ft Los Angeles apartment for three years. I moved in after I got sick and tired of dorm life, and absolutely loved having a place to call my own!
However, I admit I never really put effort in personalizing and maintaining the apartment, since I figured it would just serve me as a place to sleep and store my stuff while I was in school. As you can see in the before pics, it was an untidy, mismatched space with free curbside furniture and half-hearted attempts at decor. I had planned to live with it in that state until I moved out into a bigger apartment after I graduated.
After my boyfriend and my pet lizard came to live with me a year ago, and after I graduated from college in June, I quickly realized (due to the dismal state of the economy and our credit scores) that moving out into a more spacious adult apartment was not going to be possible for the foreseeable future. That’s when I decided to turn my college bachelor apartment into a suitable home for two new adults and one lizard.
Everyone that has seen the apartment has been amazed at the transformation! I have also inspired a few of my friends to downsize, since they live in overpriced, over-sized apartments that they barely enjoy due to their busy schedules. After seeing my place, they realize that they don’t need a large space in order to be stylish and comfortable.
I hope you can feature my before/after on your site to inspire others to think small.”
Are you inspired? I am! What a beautiful transformation and attitude.
Pretty good stuff to think about as we head into Thanksgiving, right? More is not always more. Be grateful for what you have and make-do with what you’ve got, even if all you’ve got is 272 square feet and a lizard roommate. You might just surprise yourself!
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