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In Further Search for a Home: Addendum

Just got back from the fourth apartment for today. Taxi was 15 minutes late, and thus we were late, but it's all good the current occupant is very friendly and doesn't mind. Yay!

This one was literally 1 foot away from the entrance to the building. That's both very cool (yay, less walking!) and very not cool (noise!). Building looked like it only had about 6 apartments though, and the girl said it's always very quiet there, so I guess that's fine.

Apartment had one bedroom, which was a very tight fit for a double bed but looks quite nice. I'd probably hit my head waking up every morning though, I'm not too keen on overhead cupboards for beds.

The bathroom was tiny, everything inside it was tiny to make it look bigger. It apparently had a bath and a shower, but I think they wrote bath instead of sink. I didn't see a thing!

Living room and kitchen were kinda merged into one, but I don't know how I'd describe that. They were clearly separated and there was even a wall and everything, but it was just one room. Fun! Kitchen was recently redone and looked really nice, and the living room was cosy but fairly small. We'd probably have to squeeze to fit two computers in there.

Nice neighbourhood, fairly quiet and looks really good, but the apartment is right outside a primary school which could get noisy. Overall, I like it, but we'll hold out for something else.

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In Further Search for a Home

So we've booked a bunch of viewings for apartments and a couple of houses, had 3 already today in the same block of apartments, and another different one later tonight.

The ones we saw today were converted from an old boys school, it's very roomy and quiet and just overall lovely. The first apartment there had a very high ceiling, which is always good for tall people like me, but right as you come through the door to the apartment there's a cupboard on the left which was strategically placed so that you're guaranteed to hit your head on it as you enter. Not cool. The kitchen was fairly nice but meh, and the bathroom was very pink, but otherwise we liked it.

The second one was recently renovated and had a very nice kitchen. The window sill in the living room was huge and I swear it can double as a sofa, and the bathroom was just lovely. It was a single bedroom, but large enough that you can squeeze a double bed in there. Living room was okay, enough for what we need but we're holding out for something bigger. Overall, this one was our favourite from the 3. Just wish it were a little bigger.

The third one was tiny, had a tiny kitchen (you could barely move!) and also features a pink bathroom. Definitely not big enough for us. Still looked nice though.

Fourth apartment tonight, another one tomorrow, another one on tuesday and we're waiting to hear back for a couple more viewings elsewhere. Busy busy!

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