Before I share our new home with ya’ll, I figure I better share our old since we never really did!
So here it is. An ode to the Genesis. Our first home together, and the humble apartment in Los Angeles we will never forget.
Below you can watch a video tour of our home narrated by my handsome husband.
You can also find more videos about our journey to Bend, Oregon, our new home, and rational for moving there on TLCme.com!
5 of my favorite things about our first home:
1. The windows in our bedroom. Window light is key for me in any living circumstance. It brightens the mood and life lived within their walls. Our windows provided plenty of light because the lot next to our apartment complex was empty. It was just a grass field that everyone in Los Angles took their dog out to pee on at night. I’m thankful we didn’t have to stare at another apartment complex or office building.
2. Our dining room table – Jeremy built our dining room table from an old door that we found on the farm. It’s weathered white wood, and looks incredible with the glass we had custom made for the top to protect it and make it a flat surface. We even had the glass made with a whole for the door nob to fit through and be reinstalled so it looks even more legit! We shared a lot of life around that table and we plan to have it in our future homes forever.
3. Washer + dryer – Let’s be real. Most people living in apartments in LA don’t get this luxury. We totally scored on having our own washing machine and dryer in our place. A trip to the laundry mat is at least an hour long venture… It probably would have been a rare occasion. So thankful!
4. It goes in a circle – We had two entrances to our apartment. A front door that lead to the courtyard and street, and a back door that lead to our garage area. Jeremy loves being able to pace when he’s on the phone, so he especially loved this feature. I probably watched that man walk hundreds of laps around our apartment during our year in LA. After all, he went from living on 110 acres of farmland, to living with another human in 1,000 sq. feet. That’s quite the adjustment;)
5. Additional kitchen countertop/storage – So our kitchen was teeny tiny, and the layout was not functional. The stove was separate from any counter top area. This made it very difficult to make dinner because I had no where to “chop and toss” while cooking! We ended up finding this rad kitchen counter/storage rack on craigslist. It was originally Restoration Hardware, but the couple that sold it to us had to move quickly, so we got it for a smokin’ deal. $150! All of our pots and pans hung underneath it which is optimal for storage. It also gave me a place to shop veggies next to the stove instead of carrying everything across the kitchen (which had proven very messy). Less mess=Less stress.