I did it! After months of looking and paperwork and waiting I’m officially a homeowner! It’s been so hard to keep this a secret for so long, but I’m so glad I did! I closed this week and now the fun starts…the renovation!
I bought a one bedroom co-op apartment in Westchester County, NY! It’s super close to the train, two blocks from the town, has a gym and a pool, and most importantly in Westchester…it has PARKING! Deciding on what I wanted to buy was hard, but ultimately I’m so happy I went this route. As a single girl I wasn’t quite ready to buy a house, and while I initially thought I would buy a two bedroom unit or a junior four (a one bedroom with an office), I just couldn’t find anything I really loved.
After looking for a while I decided that buying a unit that was in need of a complete renovation was the best option for me. Something you may not know about me is that I work for a construction company, my family renovates and builds homes in Westchester and in the Hamptons, my stepdad is an architect and my mom is an interior decorator…so in short I’m surrounded by beautiful homes in every aspect of my life and I was ready to create my own!
I’m redesigning and renovating this entire unit, so you know I HAD to share my apartment before photos before the process starts. From the kitchen to the bathroom to the walls (one is coming down) to the closets to the ceiling to the floors…you get the picture! And then when that’s all done I get to decorate it! Every single aspect of this apartment will be mine and I’m SO excited about the journey.
I’m THE MOST INDECISIVE PERSON EVER so the next two months is definitely going to be super stressful, but all worth it in the end! I’ve already picked out a lot of stuff that I’ll be sharing with you on Instagram stories and here on the blog over the next few weeks, but in the meantime I wanted to give you a peek at my apartment before photos. I also just posted a video tour on my Instagram stories (I also added a home reno highlight to my profile!). So let me know what you guys think and what you want posts about! I’m planning on a few inspirational posts that helped me make renovation and decoration decisions, but I also plan on doing renovation update posts and specific posts about designing my kitchen and bathroom!
AHH so excited to take you on this journey, so without further ado, here are the ((cringeworthy)) apartment before photos!
Living Room / Dining Room / Future Kitchen
Now that you’ve made it through the BEFORE photos…check out the AFTER PHOTOS! You won’t believe what my apartment looks like now!
Check out more posts about my Apartment Decor & Renovation here:
Before & After: Feminine Chic Bedroom Renovation
Before & After: My New York Apartment Kitchen Renovation
5+ Practical Tips for Designing a Small Bathroom
My Entire Apartment Renovation AFTER Photos!
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Just come across your blog as I trawl the net for scandi interior inspiration. I don’t normally read many blogs but I was curious about your before and afters and am SERIOUSLY impressed! Well done!! Sending love and magic from Sydney, stay safe during covid-19 in NYC.
Jackie Giardina says
Thanks so much Tara! It was very much a labor of love and very time consuming but worth it!