Back from the grave and I say welcome to my crib
You could say that " alot " happened since the last time I posted something. One good news that happened is that I finally got my own flat that I was looking forward for. It was a lot of job looking for the flat that I wanted, calling and went to the open house from one to another, meet the agency etc. It´s funny because, the flat that I thought that I wanted at the first place wasn´t for me at all and got something that was more way better than I expected and IN the middle of the city too. And guess what? It´s IN MY FAVORITE STREET to live. As I always say, never complain if you don´t get the things that you want, because there is always A reason for everything and sooner or later you will be more greatful.
I don´t even remember my to do list this year, but I´ll check off the "getting my own flat " in my A list. And that feels really good and it´s also because I´ve been living here and there this last seven years in Barcelona, wanted my own space and place was something I really needed to do the things that I always wanted. I am really happy, I almost lived in my new place for a month now and I am lovin` it. I do not have any furniture yet, since I wanted to have my own furniture and want to design it myself so it feels cozy and homie the way I want it. For the moment I just have one big bed, so next in my list is a Sofa I guess...and not just any kind of sofa. Since I now have my own flat, I will also change my categories a bit and add "My flat in my own interior design" ...something to it.
MY FLAT INFO
Location: located in Barcelona city, yet not right in the middle. Its the perfect place where you see more of locals than tourist. You can just walk 10-15 minutes to go to the big shopping area. Just beside a park and small restaurants. Close to everything the banks, the pharmacy, fruit shops, grocery stores etc. Good place for the dogs.
Area: its 40 square meter, big enough very open, much bigger than in the picture. Newly renovated from the bottom to the top. It´s in the second floor and it`s swedish home stardard :) You do can drink tap water which is very unlikely in this city.
Price: The rent is 500 euro / month without bills. In Sweden it sounds very expensive, but again I live in the center and it is very hard to get a flat in the city newly renovated for this price. So I think is fare price.
The bills in Spain is not much at all, let say the water and electricity comes every 2nd or third month, but counting on every month would cost around around 30 euro max 40 euro.
The cons: The building itself is so old and ugly when you get in. No elevator, its so old fashion, but do not judge a book by its cover, cos my flat is the only renovated flat in the building :) The stairs are terrible and thats the mostly buildings in Barcelona. I can´t show you a pic of how ugly it is lol.
The pros: I love I love how they redesign this flat. The kitchen is elevated from the floor ( which I show more of some other time) is so cute and pretty and the toilet, the floor and bedroom all are so well made. I´m so happy with my wooden floor, that keep me warm with my socks in the winter. And ofcourse tap water take the price. If not I have to buy everyday like many others just to have a drinking water. My balcony is good enough, could be bigger but hey we can´t have everything in life.
So now you get a little glimpsed of my new place :)