Floor Plan

I realized the other day that I never got around to sharing our floor plan. So here it is! (It’s the one the constructor provided)

I hope it helps you visualize the apartment better. I’ve said many times that the terrace is bigger than the apartment itself, so you can finally see that it’s true. Also, even though the outside is painted “green” as if it were a lawn, it’s actually tiled.

As you can see, all the windows face in the same direction (west, and a bit north) and the bathrooms are interior. The good thing is that all of our windows are floor to ceiling, so we get in tons of light. Plus, there aren’t any houses on this side of the building, so we really don’t need to have curtains or blinds pulled down all the time.

The washing machine is outside – it was supposed to go inside in the kitchen, but our kitchen isn’t big and the terrace is huge, so we had a plumber friend help us take it outside. When you step outside from the living room, on the left side there’s an area where we can sit down and relax. It sits 10 people or more, so during the summer we hang out there quite often. It was also pretty cheap, since we built it with pallets and bought some inexpensive outdoor cushions from Ikea. I’ll have to share pictures some time, but right now during the winter the cushions are inside so it looks kind of sad.

If you count the number of doors inside the apartment, you’ll see there’s a lot of them for an apartment of this size – eight doors, nine if you count the entrance! that’s why we got rid of the unnecessary ones: the double doors leading to the living room / dining room and the door leading from the entry to the rest of the house. Actually, we traded the kitchen door (which had a glass panel) with the door at the hall so we could paint it with chalkboard. And honestly, who wants a glass door for a closed in kitchen? I think if you’re going to have a closed kitchen, you’ll probably want to hide the mess inside!

Anyway, right now our biggest priority is the terrace. We had envisioned something like this…

…but right now it’s still kind of empty. We’d like to build something on the right far side so we can hang all our clothes to dry, but it must be protected from the bad weather. I’d also appreciate any suggestions so we can take advantage of all the space we have!

What do you think? Share your opinion in the comments.

3 thoughts on “Floor Plan

  1. Tami

    Yet again, you and I are seemingly on the same wavelength. Just this past weekend, hubs and I bought our *first* piece of patio furniture (post coming soon). A patio can act as a whole other room (or in your case 3 more rooms!) and it’s just so pleasant to hang outside, no?

    I got goose bumps when I saw your floor plan- your outdoor space is just out of this world. What I would give to have that kind of space. And a garden? Oh how I miss mine from our last house. I will have to live vicariously through you.

    1. Ainhoa @ ALittleBite Post author

      Can’t wait to see what you guys got! And you’re right, it is nice being outside. If only we had California weather so we could enjoy it almost year long, haha.
      Last spring we hosted my parents’ wedding anniversary here, the weather was awesome and we fit more than 40 people comfortably outside. Unfortunately I don’t have many pics but we set up like 7-8 tables and everything looked lovely. Maybe I’ll write up a post about it someday!

  2. Tami

    Ahh, we always want what we can’t have, no? Because I would LOVE to live in Europe :)
    And 40 people?! I don’t think we could fit 40 people in our entire place!! I’d love to hear/see a recap. How fun!

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