When I moved into my one-bedroom apartment two years ago (two years ago? sheesh), I liked it so much that I told myself I'd only move for one of two reasons: if I was going to move in with someone (that's still pretty far off from happening), or if I decided that I needed more space for an office/studio/workspace kind of situation. I managed to make the most of that apartment to build things, work on freelance design projects, and live in... but after two years, the space started to close in on me. I grew tired of using the little open space available in my living room to work on DIY stuff, and my huge printer ended up taking over my dining room table when I was printing work. Every time I started a project, my entire apartment became a huge mess, because there wasn't a central place to work. Because I grew tired of the limited space, I started to work on projects less and less, which made me less and less happy. Also, I was kind of generally bored with the apartment and wanted to start off 2015 with a new challenge.
Sooo the time came for a bigger apartment! I looked no further than the same apartment complex in Arlington, because I love the area and the cost of rent is relatively inexpensive (for Arlington, anyway). I opted for a two-bedroom apartment, so the smaller bedroom will turn into a studio space that'll house any projects that I'm working on. I'm too excited to have more space to work with/in, and more design challenges to work through. Take a sneak peeeeek:
The living/dining room from both sides of the space, and the entryway to the kitchen. I have grand plans for the blank wall on the far side of the room. The front door is on the left side of the first picture.
The hallway that leads to the two bedrooms and the bathroom.
And the only picture I got of the smaller bedroom (that will be the studio) before I moved tons of stuff into it. The bigger bedroom basically mirrors this room, it's just a little bigger.
That's it for now, but there will be regular updates on the progress of this space! I have a few DIY projects in the works to share, so stay tuned.