I have consistently made strides to make as much as I can with the little I can afford to own.
My tiny studio apartment was my haven for about eight years, despite the small oven and range, dishwasher, and laundry station.
It was everything I honestly needed when I was still alone and truly working overtime hours at my workplace. Eventually I met my fiance, and I started looking for new accomodations after both of us had been dating for months. My studio wasn’t impossible for us to live in, but it started to feel more like a college dorm room more than anything else. Although I chose to get new furniture when I secured my new apartment, there were many things from my studio that I decided to keep. My bedding wasn’t going to even fit on my new queen sized bed, but the throws and blankets could be repurposed for the sofa couch and recliner chair in the living room area. I also kept some of my appliances and electronics, like my KitchenAid mixer, my TVs, and my section heater. It gets fairly nippy here during the Winter season. You cannot easily survive separate from some source of indoor heating. While living in a studio apartment, I had little room to actually warm up with a furnace, so a small area oil furnace was more than enough to get the temperature to remain above 60 degrees. I thought that I could at least get half of my new dwelling toasty with the seasoned area heater, but in reality all I can manage to adequately heat with this seasoned appliance is the master study room. I assume I’ll keep it for supplemental use in the study room, but I’m going to need a really good furnace fast.