My First Apartment in Stockholm
Before moving to Stockholm, a relocation consultant helped me look for an apartment. I already have a list of apartments that I want to move in; but, unfortunately, I cannot rent that because I have to get an apartment to the relocation company. Honestly, I didn't like all the photos that I saw. Well, except for this apartment.
I already know that the apartment is Stockholm is more expensive. For some reason, I thought that it would be a lot better if I already have a place to stay at as soon as I arrive in Stockholm, so I chose this apartment. Then again, I got delayed for a few months instead of January. I had to pay the first few months even before I move in... but, that's another story.
My first apartment in Stockholm
Nonetheless, when the landlord toured me in this apartment, I was ecstatic! The photos were really different than the actual, and I was not expecting a lot. There are no elevators in the building, no washing machine in my apartment, so I have to schedule laundry in the basement. I am renting a 40m² 2-room fully-furnished apartment with separate kitchen. Fortunately, this includes electricity/gas, water, heating, internet and cable TV
Okay, I am so excited to share the photos! I thought I should document this so I could have something to look back to if I move to another apartment. :P
As soon as you enter the apartment, you will see the cabinet with full-sized mirror (which is my most favorite in this apartment). Then, the bathroom is just across the hallway.
This is where I put the shoes that I usually wear.
To make it easier to clean the apartment, the shoes can only go up to that point. The bag is where I put the newspapers, magazines and mails that I receive almost every single day.
Also, My landlord is from the UK. Thus, the London print.
kitchen and dining area
If you know me, you probably should know that I hate cooking. I always say "why do I have to prepare food for 30-60 minutes, and eat it in less than 30 minutes?" Haha. Or, it's just my excuse because I am too lazy to cook (because I don't really know how). But, it's going to change now! You'll find out why in my next post.
Anyway, when I saw a photo of the kitchen, I got excited because of the oven. I have always wanted to try baking. I think I will like baking more because the measurements are exact. I kinda hate it when I am told "just add a pinch of ____".
"alternative" computer desk
Yup, my dining table is now my desk. I don't eat there; I eat at the living room. Plus, I didn't have a computer desk in my apartment so I used my dining table instead of buying a new one.
By the way, my landlord's grandmother made the painting.
Checking some home inspirations in Pinterest, I have always wanted to have my fridge or dishwasher hidden behind a cabinet. That's why you'll notice that you cannot see the fridge and dishwasher in my photo above. That's because it's hidden! :P
I put all my chargers and cables in the basket placed in the window. I also love writing down notes, so I have lots of pads near my laptop.
Books my landlord left and coins from the Philippines
Ever since I arrived here, I just placed my coins there. I somehow miss seeing paper bills and coins from home.
Can I just say that my landlord left some interesting books?
Finally, my bedroom! I don't have doors in my bedroom, so basically it's an open space.
There's nothing fancy in my room, but a chair and a side table where I put my book and sleep mask.
I don't have much clutter in my bedside table. I don't even use it that much.
My bathroom is really small, even my sink! There's a note on my mirror; I listed my skincare routine in the morning and evening because I usually forget about the correct steps. :P
Lastly, the view from my apartment
I hope you liked my apartment! I really love it, and I love the location too! Although it is 10-15 minutes walk to the train station (or I could take the bus around the corner), it's only 3 stations away from the central station. Isn't that great? Regardless of what time I leave, I will always be at the office or home in 30 minutes.
Also, everything is almost accessible. There's a grocery store just 5 minutes by walking from my apartment. It's a big deal because I don't like going back and forth so I usually buy groceries in one go. Which means I have to carry everything!
I hope that a few years from now I can buy my own apartment. I will definitely go all-out designing it!