A look inside the student apartment of: Jill Hoost
Many Student Experience apartments have the same construction and size. Yet they are designed in many different ways: Practical and cozy or minimal and modern, with second-hand items or everything bought new. In this blog we will have a look inside a home of a Student Experience resident on a monthly base. Just because it’s fun to have a look inside, but also to get inspired. This month we were visiting Jill Hoost (20 years old) who moved into a furnished apartment in Ravel Residence a few months ago.
Jill came to live in Ravel Residence a few months ago and gives us a first look at a furnished apartment with her participation in ‘A look inside the student apartment of’. Despite the fact that the apartment was already furnished, she turned it into her own cozy place. Jill says: ‘I bought my own bed, because I wanted a double bed (this bed is foldable). Also, I really wanted laminate in the apartment, because it makes the room look more spacious. However, I could only find white laminate in one store, but it had a thickness of 7mm and you must maintain a thickness of up to maximum 6 mm so that the door can still be opened. This is the reason why there is a mat at the entrance of my home. Now I am very happy with this, because I have spilled a few times during cooking and the mat is very easy to replace!’
Furthermore, Jill has not made any major changes to the apartment. ‘The furniture that was already in the apartment is fine. I would have choose the same things myself, maybe slightly lighter. As you can see, I like golden details. You find those details through the whole apartment. I bought most of the items at the Ikea or Action. But my Blond Amsterdam mugs I value most. For every opportunity (moving, graduate) I received a mug from friends and family as a gift.’ When asked if Jill would want to change anything else in her apartment, she says: ‘I am very satisfied with the end result. The only adjustment I would like to make is to replace the desk for a round table. Then you can sit to it with two people and also use it as a dining table.’
Jill usually goes home at the weekend, but also finds her way in Amsterdam more and more. ‘I am studying Human Resource management at the HvA and am currently busy with my minor. Because of this, I often have lessons in the evening. So I discovered that you can order fine food at Sinbad. A bit more pricey but really good is Sushi House at the Rijnstraat. My boyfriend and I love to eat there. In my spare time I really enjoy going out for dinner, relax in the Vondelpark or just chill at home and watch Netflix.’
For fellow residents or new neighbors Jill also has a useful tip: ‘I found it really useful to buy everything at once for my apartment. But I advise everyone to make a list in advance of what you need, otherwise you still have to go back to the store 5 times, just like me haha!’