I have always strove to make as much as I can with whatever little I can afford to own.
My small studio apartment was my haven for a number of years, despite the small oven and range, dishwasher, and laundry station. It was everything I needed when I was still by myself and working overtime hours at my place of work. Eventually I met my fiance, and I started looking for up-to-date accomodations after we had been dating for 5 months. My studio wasn’t impossible for us, however it started to feel something like a university dorm room more than anything else. Although I chose to get up-to-date furniture when I secured my up-to-date apartment, there were plenty of things from my studio that I kept. My bedding wasn’t going to fit on my up-to-date queen sized bed, however the throws and blankets could be repurposed for the sofa couch and recliner chair in the residing room area. I also kept a few of my appliances and electronics, such as my KitchenAid mixer, my TVs, and my space heater. It gets incredibly frosty here during the Winter time months. You cannot reasonably survive without some source of indoor heating. While living in a studio apartment, I had little space to warm up with a heating system, so a small space gas furnace was more than enough to get the temperature to remain above 60 degrees. I figured that I could at least get half of my house hot with the outdated space heater, however in reality all I can manage to heat with this outdated appliance is the master kitchen. I know I’ll keep it for supplemental use in the kitchen, however I’m going to need a regular gas furnace in a jiffy.