So we’re living in a rental condo while the remodel continues apace. I haven’t lived in a rental since I think 1976. My biggest problem before the move was the fact that we couldn’t look at the place until the day we got the key (it was occupied). Once we saw it, it was and is very nice.
Our house is 1,600 square feet and the condo is only 750, but our house is 2 stories, so this is about the size of our first floor. It’s a good thing we don’t mind spending a lot of time together, there’s no room in a one-bedroom unit for a privacy freak. There’s also (ahem!) only one toilet; we’re used to a spare on the other floor! The kitchen is adequate (except that we both prefer gas stoves) but really not big enough for both of us to potter around in it at once.