Confession: I watch the online virtual tour of our soon-to-be-apartment at least once a day.
I study the layout; imagining where each piece of furniture will go and if a rug would look nice. I study the cabinetry and drawers; deciding where to put the flashlight and spare batteries, casserole dishes, and utensils that are too big for the silverware divider. I scan for electrical outlets and predict what each one will power. I wonder if there is one in the pantry (for the microwave, so it doesn’t take up valuable counter space.)
I ponder things like, whether or not a magnetic knife rack is worth the money or if we get a wall-mounted TV how will we hide the cords and hook up a DVD player? What is the maximum height our garbage can can be before it bumps into the bottom of the sink? Should I invest in a freestanding bike rack or a wall hook to prevent carpet tire stains? The hook would make for easier vacuuming I think, but it would make wall holes. How tall is the lowest shelf in the kitchen pantry, this will determine how big our charcoal bin can be. Will I learn to make due with only 6 square inches of bathroom counter space?
I wonder about the windows. How wide are they? How tall are the curtain rods, can they somehow hang blinds? (I think blinds would look better.) What wattage/how frosted do we want our light bulbs so that our apartment stays serene and calming at night? If we get an over-the-door shoe rack and hang it inside our closet, is the closet deep enough so that our hanging clothes don’t get dirty and our shoes don’t get squished?
I’ll let you know.