From Mudroom to Sunroom

11. March 2021 House Renovation 0
Even before we got the keys to our new-old house, we put the mudroom at the bottom of our wish list when we were meeting with contractor candidates. The house faces the street and anyone can look in through the wall of windows, so my initial thought was for it to remain as a place ...

How to Stay Organized When You’re Adulting

04. March 2021 House Renovation 0
You should get your shit together before you make the biggest investment of your life; and while you’re in the process of making the biggest investment of your life, keep your shit together and tight. Buying a house–no, buying a house with a partner–is not for the faint of heart. I have owned my apartment ...

Making Moves in Jersey City, NJ

14. February 2021 House Renovation 0
Whenever we searched “3+ bedrooms, 1+ bath, outdoor space, public transportation” in Jersey City against our budget, results dwindled; it didn’t seem like we would move out of Harlem any time soon. During the day, we would text each other listings we found but nothing seemed to stick. Jersey City is rich in history and ...

Designing My Dream Kitchen

03. February 2021 House Renovation 0
I know we don’t really have the house just yet, but I preemptively started designing my dream kitchen. When I was buying my Harlem apartment, the sales office said I was the only one who requested “an open kitchen”; that most people asked for a park view or a second bathroom first. Now you know ...