I'm getting my own place and it's a small studio, is a sleeper like pic related acceptable or /fa?
Yeaah fuckin interior thread. Don't even care it starts now.
>mfw this guy pays $800 a month for 78sqft apartment
>get a tiny apartment in an awesome location with a view
>then get a talented friend (preferably gay) to go to town designing the interior, going shopping with you, etc.
>paint and get hardwood floor (if your super allows it)
>spend a lot on a few pieces, be creative with your wall and ceiling pieces, use recess lighting (no fluorescent, no lamps with shades)
>buy a lot of dark green plants, ferns and a few flowering ones
>no posters that aren't framed
>no exposed wires
>try to hide your TV (if you have one) or your computer in a large cabinet or wardrobe
>have books in the bookshelves
enjoy a panty dropping apartment
If you spend some time finding an apartment you can get one for a good price, don't go online, get a broker or a friend to help
a roommate is also great
I live with one other person in a 2 bedroom and I pay $1800 and he $1500, which is a pretty reasonable expense if you make at least 50k
42nd floor on 42nd street master race
>CB2 catalog is like porn to me.
I rate your tastes pleb out of 10.
Seriously tho you are at least ahead of IKEA, Target etc. But if you can move up to Room + Board, BoConcept, DWR etc for a piece here and there you'll make better investments.
> find a job that matters/produces things
What do you mean product things? I work shitty retail 50 hours+ a week, but I also produce music for indie games but it pays literally nothing.
>doing work for free
>wants to make more money
Are you a dimwit? If your skills are in demand then they should never be free. Charge for your music and find a job out of the service industry, like I said. Retail is in the service industry.
>What do you mean product things?
I said PRODUCES things. Learn2Read.
I'm 26. And you need to have knowledge of and training for editing to get a job like mine. I studied software design for 2 years in high school in a technical training program and went to community college for 2 years to study Digital Media. Then I just applied everywhere that made sense and chose the job with the best benefits.
>Grew up in the Midwest where you can find a spacious apartment for 500-600 a month.
>Move to Seattle where a 500 square foot studio with hardwood floors and not-shit cabinetry costs 1200 a month.
>You're paying more than half of your income(after taxes) for rent. That doesn't seem reasonable.
well I live in NYC, its generally accepted that a more significant portion of your income goes towards housing, especially because I don't need a car, have no house/lawn maintenance, etc.
I make more than that but my roommate is a fashion buyer for a few boutiques in NYC and he makes around 55k a year and lives quite comfortably
we went to NYU together and he studied creative marketing and love poetry or some stupid shit
>does architecture work
>lives in an actual closet
>paying $800 for said closet..
jesus i hope i have a better life if i actually decide to become an architect...
Most of the pics here are
Sooooo precious level
Any maximalism patriciand up in this bitch, tho?
>You will never make enough money to have a /fa apartment with exposed brick walls and hardwood flooring with a view of the skyline.
Stay away from the areas of town they dominate. I live in West Hollywood, work north of there, spend time with my girlfriend in Silver Lake pretty often, and occasionally go to Malibu to hit the beach with friends. I don't have to interact with the underclass very often at all.
Dude, LA has amazing beaches, exhilarating hiking, is only a short-ish drive from gorgeous forests, an afternoon's drive from skiing, and has more sunny days than Miami. Seattle is the suicide capitol of America because it rains all the time and doesn't get enough sunshine.
Seriously, fuck Seattle. Worst 2 months of my life were in Seattle, working on a shitty TV show that never even made it to air.
I seriously hope the 'unfinished' walls is just a decor, and not actually unpainted joint compound
>dick ovens falls in sick after breathing that shit for years
>"hey guys is silicosis /fa/?"
>Looking for apartments.
>Almost all of them have shitty brown carpets and terrible kitchens.