We live in a big city in a rented apartment. We do this by choice having spent years weighing the pros and cons of renting vs. owning a home. Not everyone understands our decision, but after calculating the costs of home ownership we figure we come out ahead in the long run and we like our apartment and we love our neighbourhood.
This week we experienced one of the
great benefits of renting – a fully renovated bathroom without us having to
talk to any contractors or spend any money. Before we went away on vacation we
suggested it would be a good time to gut our bathroom and now we have a brand
new bathroom as well as a fully painted hall and bedroom closet. Sure we had to
live through a few days of disarray and drywall dust, but relatively speaking
that isn’t much to put up with.
Only those who have lived at The
Americana with a brown, yellow, turquoise, pink or even multi-coloured bathroom
can appreciate the beauty of an all-white bathroom. We love our white tile,
white sink, white bathtub and white toilet. Of course, they did leave us with
the brown toilet paper holder as a reminder of the décor that once was.