|Dear perfect reading nook, you will be missed!|
I hope someone new will appreciate you!
So clearly we had decided that at the end of my lease we should get a larger apartment. At least a place that has a bedroom door which can be closed for acoustics and privacy. As anticipated, once again it was all about the fun of the chase!
The husband and I began looking at apartments early. If you're going to find your dream apartment in a big city: A. It probably won't happen overnight, and B. The good places get snatched up quickly! I had been browsing online for a few weeks before we finally opened the flood gate and toured the first place in person.
Apartments in Taipei run the gamut so the price really depends on what you're looking for - furnished, unfurnished, including public areas, security guards, concierge - or without - with a pool, a gym, with an elevator or a 7th story walk up, near public transportation, or at the edge of the city on the mountainside. It is all here! And if your wallet can buy it, your dream apartment is certainly within reach. Based on my online hunting, it was immediately clear which apartments we didn't want to live in...
|Unfurnished [It would cost quite a bit to buy all new furniture, |
and sometimes that includes the fridge, air conditioning, etc!]
|Outdated [Color matching bathroom fixtures... no thank you!]|
|Tiny [Yes, that is the fridge, aka the kitchen, at right]|
|Ghetto! This is a "kitchen". Hmmmm... |
No fixer-uppers in our immediate future plans.
|Too Nice! Trust me, there is also an abundance of gorgeous homes |
that we could never afford!
So, in the end when you find that perfect apartment, the one that is just nice enough and worth the price that the landlord is asking... you had probably better pounce on it! And pounce we did. :) At the end of September, we will be moving into our new 2 bedroom home, and enjoying all of the luxuries of space that I have missed! Full-sized refrigerator, walk-in closet, a true kitchen, large outdoor balcony, etc! I think the move will be an adventure... Do we just take a taxi back & forth over and over again??? Whatever the case, we are looking forward to the change of scenery!
The photos really don't do it justice. The lighting and windows, and ceiling heights provide the whole picture when you are standing in the space, but there is a guest bedroom in our new place... so if you'd like to see more, maybe you should plan a visit!!! :)