Looking down the long path to renovations (Before photos)

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.  -Laozi

Well, we have finally taken over our entire future home.  Here are some visuals of what the third floor looks like now.

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Look into the light!  Not the crusty stairwell…

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Welcome to the third floor.  The kitchen comes complete with the Soviet industrial-strength plastic bag!

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The dining nook comes complete with questionable wires strewn here and there.
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Out to the back balcony, if you can open the door with the layers of paint overtop of the hardware…
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The kitchen has a lovely old cast iron sink, but you need to choose hot or cold water – not both!
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The bathroom might well have been built arond the lovely old claw foot tub, but I hope your knees don’t want to rest comfortably whilst on the pot!
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The third floor gets lovely light, does it not?
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View back towards the kitchen
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Any chance we will manage to keep the plaster around the light fixture?  Probably not, but a girl can dream…

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See the shiny bit in the middle?  That’s packing tape holding the wall together.

Oh, it will feel so good to sink a crowbar into all of this plaster and lathe and, eventually, make it into a totally new space.

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