Hi There! Hope you had a good weekend 🙌
As some of you might be aware myself and Gav, my boyfriend of two years, moved into our two-bedroom apartment in January. We made the decision to move out and rent after both living at home and feeling like we needed our own space together. And it was probably the best decision we ever made!
This apartment ticks so many boxes for us:
✅ Value for money – I won’t discuss rent prices here but in the current market we are getting really great value. Our bills are also less than €100 a month and that includes Electricity, Heating, Virgin Media WiFi & Netflix!
✅ Security – this was a big requirement for me. Our building has a lot of security measures put in place for tenants which makes me feel so at ease
✅ Close to both our offices
✅ Lots of space in a large two-bed apartment with 2 storage rooms & open plan kitchen/living room area (and most importantly two bathrooms!!)
✅ Spacious kitchen area with breakfast bar and large dining table for entertaining guests 🎉
✅ Beside the seaside which will give us so much motivation to get out and about when the weather is nice ☀️
✅ Great public transport routes (even though I drive and Gav cycles we can easily get to and from town, Dundrum and anywhere else we decide to venture out to by bus, DART, etc!)
✅ Fully furnished – we moved into a new build meaning that everything was brand new. We got two king size beds, bedside lockers, dining table, balcony furniture, kettle, toaster, hoover, you name it, with the place! We could move in straight away and saved a fortune on any kind of furnishings
✅ Close to our family homes – this was a really important factor for us as we are both close to our families and want to spend time with them and be able to share moments in our new place with them 💗
✅ Close to a good gym – part of the reason we moved into our own place was so we could get in to a better and healthier routine. We found a brilliant gym beside us that runs fitness classes and gives us a diet plan. We usually try go 3-4 times a week and we’re feeling much better for it!
✅ Close to supermarket/shops – we’re in walking distance of both Tesco and Lidl, Boots, a hairdressers and beauty salon, pharmacy and some delicious takeaways! (If you’re visiting we’ll more than likely order in Indian, Chinese, Pizza!)
✅ Large L-shaped balcony – this will be great in the summer especially when we have friends and family over, looking out over Dublin at night
✅ Launderette – this wasn’t really a requirement but now that we have it I don’t know how I could survive without! We have a laundry room in which we can wash industrial size loads and then tumble dry them. This means our washing for the week is done and ready to go from the washing basket into the wardrobe in under 2 hours. It’s a dream! 👗
I know a lot of people are hesitant to move out of their family home and would rather save to buy a house but this was absolutely the best decision for us and our relationship! We wanted the freedom without the mortgage, the fun without the maintenance and we’ve always wanted the option to go travelling which wouldn’t be so easy with a house to look after and mortgage to pay. Renting allows us to have more disposable income for trips away, date nights, drinks out with friends, etc. We couldn’t do any of that if we were saving for a house, paying off a mortgage or buying all the furniture & decor for the house!
Of course it depends on your circumstances but we are delighted with our new home 👫🏠🎉
The only part we didn’t think through is how far away we are from the airport & we’ve lots of trips planned this year. But we can figure that one out! ✈️