Lucy started decorating in April, signing up a design firm for 26,500 yuan.
In China, getting the key is just the start. There is "nothing, no floor, just a concrete structure".
She chose one of the top five firms in Beijing, which sub-contracted the work.
"I'm not very happy with the so-called designer, he's not doing a lot for me."
She goes to her flat most days at lunchtime. "I have to buy all the things myself like door hinges and sinks."