My apartment transformation

Discussion in 'Picture Gallery' started by The.316, Aug 28, 2011.

  1. The.316, Aug 28, 2011
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    The.316 macrumors 65816

    The.316

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    My parents bought my apartment here in Greece in 1984, for 4,000,000 drachmas (10,000 euros). It came painted, with tiles on sections of the wall, and marble floors, since marble is easily available here in Greece. Ive been living here since 2006, and I started renovating the house the past year and a half. Since Im not a millionaire, Im doing it slow.

    This is pretty much what the living room looked like in 2006, except their was a 19" tube TV where the TV on the wall is now. The TV on the wall has been replaced as well (42" standard LD HD TV to a 40" Samsung LED):

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    The fireplace is fake, well, it use to work before 1995, which was when we had a major earthquake here, but its been fake ever since. I decided it was a waste of space, so I knocked it down:

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    I ended up switching couches, bringing in a larger one I had from my house in the States. I painted the wall, keeping the TV where it was because its on an automated wall mount, moved the shelves around a little bit, and made a picture. I wouldnt mind some opinions on the picture (size or a different picture in general). I know the picture is small, and maybe the same thing, just a bit larger would work well, with a thicker/wider frame as well. Im also going to switch out the round glass table for something else I have, which is a rectangle glass piece, with legs similar to the body of the couch. I have a matching coffee table I guess you can call it, so Im going to put that next to the couch, where the magazines are now.

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    I did my bedroom as well, going from this:

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    to this:

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    My next steps will be:

    the bathroom (which have some nasty green taste all over). Im getting rid of the tub, and getting a walk in shower, which will allow me to move the washing machine to the corner, giving me more room. Im getting new cabinets and a sink, kinda like the deep square sinks they have at Ikea, with lots of smoked glass. And of course I will be getting rid of the tiles on the wall and ceiling, and getting something more "now" on the walls:

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    and the kitchen:

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    The kitchen is going to be easier. Im going to keep the cabinets, and probably just replace the doors, and Im going to get two pieces of granite tops, with a new stainless steel sink. Not much needs to be done there.


    My house is pretty much wire free, to the best of my abilities. I hate seeing wires, so everything is hidden. Im still getting into setting up some things, like all my :apple: products talking to each other, so if anyone wants to chat with me some time, Id GREATLY appreciate it.

    I just wanted to get some thoughts on my place, and maybe some opinions, critique, whatever. I really enjoy getting into the interior design of my place, and Im always willing to listen. Thanks for stopping by, next Ill show you our house that we COMPLETELY rebuilt in the village where my parents live.
     
  2. danpass macrumors 68020

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    nice :D

    as far as the picture goes, perhaps two of the same size and theme, one above the other will fill that space better.


    otherwise you may have to shorten the shelving units and put in a wider photo/frame
     
  3. dev-random macrumors member

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    Looks like a lot of work ;). 10,000€ for a flat :eek: Around here you can easily multiply this by ten.
     
  4. The.316 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Remember, we are talking about 1984. Someone sold one in this building for 65,000 euros a few months ago. Granted, it was 80 square meters, and mine is 65, so Im thinking about 55,000 would be the cost now.

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    What about two like you said, one above the other, but more of a landscape shape, meaning wider, but not as tall?

    OT...you are from Miami? I lived in Tamarac for 20 years. I dont know if you know where that is, but its in Broward, west, about 10 minutes north of the Bank Atlantic Center. My friend is a DJ and I use to call Miami home every March, for the Winter Music Conference. Great times!
     
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    let me try some photoshop, if you don't mind?
     
  6. AC Rempt macrumors 6502

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    Nice work! Where did you get those shelves with the backing? They look great.
     
  7. The.316 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Go right ahead!

    Mom got them a few years ago. Quite simple to make IMO. Just get two pieces of wood, or whatever material you want, get to slits cut into them, and insert whatever type of glass you want.

    Here is a close up of them:

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    Me gusta. Very man-like. A modern day bachelor pad. The slate colour on your walls is very nice too.
     
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    Very nice......but......you can't watch TV from the couch - only from a chair?
     
  10. The.316 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Ah, my friend, watch:

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    While it doesnt give me a direct view to the TV, I can still watch perfectly fine when the screen is tilted towards the couch. Besides, this will be one of my next purchases, which will be placed in front of the radiator, near the sliding doors that lead to the balcony:

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  11. The.316 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I like this one, and its what I was thinking about. I just have to find a frame that size.
     
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    It's where your taxes go.
     
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    Now THERE'S a chair made for watching TV!
     
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    I like your couch and the floors. really nice. i like it better without the fake fireplace. you did good. looks much better now.
     
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