I am going to be moving soon, and for the first time in several years, it will be on my own. I'd really like resources for checklists on what to have in my new domicile, and as well, ideas for furnishing and decorating.
I currently live in a shared housing situation. One of my roommates left recently to move to another city, and now two more of my roommates are likely going to leave in March. We've discussed it as a house and with our landlord, and we're clear to break our lease without any penalty... whatever. I've decided that this would be an excellent opportunity for me to finally get a place on my own, likely an apartment, condo or duplex. I figure I have two good months to figure out where I want to live and how I'd like to go about furnishing it.
Currently, I lack things to fill a house. I only have bedroom furniture and personal belongings. What I'd really like to do is get some very thorough lists of things to have in my future place so that I can prioritize and be able to fill it when I do move. I would like anything you MeFites have that would be an absolutely thorough list that I can scratch off anything I find unnecessary. This is for a whole house/apartment and down to the nitty gritty, including bathroom, kitchen and household supplies.
Secondary to that, I also would like to try to have some style points in my future home. FWIW, I am a single 28-year old male, and I'm really leaning towards a classy bachelor pad (the nice leather couch, big TV comfy-type pad, not the moldy dishes and three week old pizza type pad). Any resources similar to Apartment Therapy that have lots of ideas would be very welcome. I'm also very open to old AskMe questions. I've only found a few
Lastly, if you've ever said to yourself "if I were still single I so would have *this* in my place," what would it be? Go crazy, because I am crazy. (example: I'm really considering a HD projector and having an entire wall for a TV/computer screen.)