Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Diamond in the Rough...?

When Marc and I decided to move in together we both had a decent amount of "must haves" on our list. Never in a million years did I think we'd find a gem like this, which met almost all of them, and after only three different viewings, at that!

This place pretty much had it all...
  • Great price
  • Enough square footage for two
  • Had an outdoor space
  • En-suite stacked laundry
  • Included a parking spot
  • The neighbourhood was perfect - walking distance to TTC, restaurants and bars, shopping, movies, the waterfront, parks
  • Around the corner from family and friends
  • Etc. etc. etc.

But, of course, nothing is perfect and I knew immediately it would need some work or "warming up". Here is my laundry list of issues with our beloved apartment:
  • The finishes weren't very impressive, many super cheap looking
  • The walls were all painted in neutral colours (super bland) and weren't very well painted either
  • Limited storage space 
  • Limited natural light due to a narrow, townhouse type floor plan
  • The laminate "hard wood" floors ran the wrong way (obviously not a big deal, but still...)
  • The former tenants left the backyard fairly mangy 
  • Etc. etc. etc. 

Fortunately we had enough sense to see that the good outweighed the not so good... we scooped it up in a hurry and haven't looked back!

Here are a few "before" photos of the space as we first saw it...

...would you have seen the same potential that we did?


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