Dating in New York is notoriously brutal, and so is buying real estate, which lends itself to a robust market for fixer-uppers. After living for six years in a rented apartment in Brooklyn's Prospect Heights neighborhood, Jill and Aaron were ready to buy — but everything they could find in their desired neighborhoods, within their price range, was less than appealing. Finally they found a one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment, with a space that they could convert into a den, in a building three blocks from Prospect Park. The kitchen and bathroom, untouched since the '60s, were definitely in need of a little TLC, but after searching for six months, Jill and Aaron felt ready to take the chance.
from Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/before-amp-after-a-brooklyn-kitchen-opens-up-246030