The first rock has been knocked! It was so exciting to see my vision beginning to take shape.
There’s a long way to go, but hey, Rome wasn’t built in a day.
During: Living Space
My contractor persuaded me to take down the ceiling, and I stand to gain a lot of extra height by doing so.
it was a good move, and on the floor here you can see some of the straw from the ceiling - used as insulation when the building was built in the 1930s.
I’m not too sure how the last owners lived here, as the apartment was in a terrible state when I took the keys - exposed piping, dodgy electricity work and little love or care. An older couple, they lived in the apartment, I’m told, for 18 years before finding the staircase too hard to negotiate.
A complete mess as you can see.
The chimney to the right is going :(
This room have a lovely southern aspect, and so catches amazing light throughout most of the day.
I’m planning on having a 2.4m hight partition instead of a wall between the bedroom and the living space, to let some of that beautiful light through; the north facing living room can get a bit dull in the afternoon.