We have been very lucky. Apartments are hard to come by in Geneva. It is on a lake and surrounded on three sides by the mountains. This makes land scarce. None of the buildings are taller than six or seven stories tall (preserving the mountain views). It has made a perfect storm for a housing crisis of epic proportions. I have heard that there is .5% vacancy (it may even be less). When we only put one offer and got our dream flat we were extremely lucky. We were even luckier that we could get the keys within hours of landing!
Every makeover show has a before and after. I decided to show our apartment the same way. Plus, I am still putting things away. Here are the before shots of our place:
Bathroom (sorry about the toilet seat and notice the showerhead)
The kitchen with my nemesis (the stove)
You shouldn’t have to wait too long for the “after” photos should not take too long. I have invited everyone in our building over for a housewarming party on Friday (not a very Swiss thing to do). I am frantically trying to get pictures up and get the apartment ready.