Welcome to our home!
After renovating our Edwardian home in Manchester for the last six years we decided it was time for a change we’re currently renting an apartment in the centre of Berlin!
We’ve only just arrived and as well as exploring the city we’ve already been busy house hunting for our next project!
One of the reasons we chose our current apartment is because it’s completely new. That may seem like a weird choice for DIY junkies like us but given that we’ve just moved to a new city in a new country and that it’s only meant to be a very temporary accommodation solution we figured that it would be best to move somewhere that was stress-free.
Even if the apartment is shiny and new and doesn’t need any work done to it and although we’re not planning on staying here for a long period we still want to make it feel like home.
The hallway is a very generous size with all rooms (except the kitchen) leading off it.
Leading off from the hallway there are large double doors that lead into the living room.
It’s a generous size and has a large balcony that runs along the full width of the apartment. At the moment everything is still a bit bland and I can’t wait to get out my paintbrush!
Leading off the living room there are more double doors to the kitchen. We think that the layout it a bit weird and awkward and would love to tear down the wall that separates the two rooms but I assume our landlord wouldn’t be too happy if we got out the sledgehammer!
At the front of the apartment, there are two bedrooms and two bathrooms as well as a tiny utility room.
Initially, we thought that we’d be using the larger of the two bedrooms as our bedroom but decided that it would make more sense to use the larger of the two as our office/guest bedroom as we spend much more time there than in the bedroom (that really doesn’t sound right, does it?).
Our bedroom is fairly small and we can just about squash into it. It’s a bit tight but it is only meant to be temporary.
As mentioned we have two bathrooms. They aren’t overly exciting but it is nice to have a lovely new bathroom that’s much easier to keep clean than our old one. One of the things I love about our German bathroom is that there are sockets! I still find it really weird that bathrooms in the UK almost always don’t have any.
The one room that’s not exciting but it great to have is the little storage room.
It’s a great place to hide all of our junk and I love not having to have the washing machine in the kitchen or bathroom (which is where it otherwise would be in Germany).
Although the apartment is smaller than our house it’s perfectly fine as a temporary solution. We’ve just about managed to squeeze all of our furniture in and the location is central so it’s ideal to explore Berlin and more importantly get to know areas where we can buy our next home.