Renovation Post #1

Exciting times for our family of four…..we are expanding! NO, NO NO NO, not to a family of five, but to a bigger apartment. We are currently (as of a few weeks ago) combining our apartment with the apartment below us, to give us more space and a forever family home. We are *INCREDIBLY* fortunate to have this dream come true, and we couldn’t be more excited. Thanks to the handful of friends who have looked through the plans, walked through the space, and given advice.  Thank you for being my support system — I wouldn’t be able to do it without you. And of course, main thank you to my Babers for giving us this dream and putting up with my anxiety and fear of being displaced for 6 months…

 

The stairs! Toosh's old room upstairs is now becoming the top landing of the stairs! It's currently a big hole -- but I can totally envision the stairs!

The stairs! Toosh’s old room upstairs is now becoming the top landing of the stairs! It’s currently a big hole — but I can totally envision the stairs!

We are expanding the entry way on both floors to be more open.

We are expanding the entry way on both floors to be more open.

Let there be light!

Let there be light!

uuuuhhhhh.....quite the mess.....basically, we are doing changes to every single room in both apartments except for our bedroom and bathroom.

uuuuhhhhh…..quite the mess…..basically, we are basically changing every single room in both apartments except for our bedroom and bathroom.

You can't tell, but this is my dream kitchen. An open kitchen! We removed a wall between the kitchen and living room, to make one big kitchen and dining room.

You can’t tell, but this is my dream kitchen. An open kitchen! We removed a wall between the kitchen and living room, to make one big kitchen and dining room.

Our architect and contractor busy at work. We also opened Cruzzie's bedroom (the green wall in the far back) to have an open office for me.

Our architect and contractor busy at work. We also opened Cruzzie’s bedroom (the green wall in the far back) to have an open office for me (us).

A lot of walls removed.

A lot of walls removed.

The new living room.

The new living room.

The guest bedroom.

The guest bedroom.

 

Every time I get photos from the architects (since I am in Oregon and the renovation is taking place in NYC), I burst with excitement and happiness. I beam with pure joy — this is going to be our forever home in NYC and I can’t wait to make it totally how we want it to be! Thanks for allowing me to share with you. Stay tuned!

Anika Yael Natori, aka, The Josie Girl

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