Saphellae, listen to all these stories. You're just starting out - we've all been there. My first apartment was half of the upstairs of a house. The kitchen was similar to yours. Each new place we lived got better and better, till we bought the house and went backward The house had a kitchen from the '40s. We were able to bring it up to about the '80s, and then last summer, I got almost my dream kitchen. One day, you'll have yours, too.
Yep, it is making me feel better that I will have a great kitchen one day :) I just wish I had a bigger one.. and with a window / stove vent... it gets hot as heck in there when I have the oven and one or more burners going. I have to do the dishes as I go or else I won't have room lol
Wow GB, that is crazy. I'm happy to say I can stand up in my shower.
I have other reasons for wanting to move out.
At the tail end of January we were visiting my hometown 4 hours away for a friends wedding. Right before the wedding (on the way there, actually) we got a phone call that the heater had exploded hot water all over out bedroom and was continuing to do so like a fountain. We asked them to call us back with more information.
Right after the wedding we were just sitting down at the reception and got another call, and we left immediately. I wanted to be at that wedding so badly, but we just had to get home.
Anyways, the heater exploded in our apartment on the 19th floor and the water went all the way down to the 4th by the time they stopped it. We had a brand new, 5000$ tempurpedic mattress that took all the water like a sponge. When it was full the rest of the carpet soaked with over two inches of water on it.
To make a long story short, alot of things were ruined. They are STILL trying to blame it on us. The windows in this apartment are inward swinging, and to lock them you twist the handle down. Needless to say, a gust of wind on the 19th floor opens these windows fairly easily. And, since it was winter, they said that it made the pipes burst.
I don't believe it, to be honest. There is piping hot water flowing through the entire building. I might be inclined to believe it if the water was stationary in our heater. They are trying to say that we left the window open in the middle of winter, and left for the weekend. Unbelievable! We have records of other tenants saying their windows
blow open as well, and we have proof that there are serious pipe problems here.
Okay, I'm done my rant :p LOL!