So I have a good substantial post coming up, just haven't much time to write the past few days. Anywhose, this is the kitchen. More cabinet space that I could possibly use, but thats a good thing. New marble tile back splash and floor. New oak cabinetry. New fridge coming in a few days.
Dining space gets a lot of great light, though the yard out there has zero grass so it needs a bit of work. I also plan to re-upholster the chairs to my dining table as soon as I locate a staple gun I can borrow. Only downside here is the electric stove and lack of dishwasher, but I've lived fine without both, it's just hard adapting back to things one has gotten used to.
Overall, I guess I am getting used to the place. It isn't quite hell, and it actually somewhat charming. Still the the area isn't exactly picturesque suburbia, far from it in fact, but a step up from the Rosemont area of Sacramento where I was. I am feeling a bit more at home, and the duplex itself is charming. The bathroom a bit inky dinky, but I'll live. I think the shock of moving just really hit me hard.Anyways with the kitchen I need to add some art in here at the far wall to give it some more color and life. Maybe put some fruit in that bowl. Any ideas, suggestions, or links to great resources are always welcome in the comments! My taste for design isn't exactly spot on so I always appreciate any advice.