First Apartment Renovation

All pictures are from the different real estate agents.


Livingroom before and after.
Livingroom details.


Kitchen before and after.
Kitchen details.


Bedroom before and after.
Bedroom details.

We changed the apartments planning from scratch, which was very difficult with no previous experience and no architect involved. I did know nothing. Not how a wall is build and what segments it is made up of or what angle water pipes need to be in or the numbers of different pigmented wood hardwax oils (very unsure if that is the correct translation). I had not discovered color in the sense that I now have, which came a year later and I think this first apartment sparked an initial interest of that and opened up a door to a space where it could be applied in a very fruitful way. Soon I will post our second apartment and then you will see what I mean. 🙂

In the apartment we changed the skirting boards and added covers for the radiators. We spent a lot of time restoring the doors, scratching of numerous layers of old paint to then give them a fresh coat of paint. We painted the windows and the woodwork around the windows as well. We polished the floors. We redid the electricity in the entire apartment and added power outlets and so on. We built a wardrobe in the bedroom. We made a new hallway and added a proper bathroom. Previously you showered in a cupboard in the kitchen and the bathroom contained only the toilet. When you sat on it your knees hit its small door.

Looking at these pictures I am surprised it turned out this well even though I also see a hundred mistakes and a good number of things that I would do differently today, which means I have learnt a lot. To go back and look at these pictures when we are, again, in the middle of a renovation that is so much bigger in all ways possible actually motivates me. Because even though I feel like a kid, not knowing anything, in these situations I can see that whatever problem comes up it most likely can be solved. Especially if you work with skilled people, and we have started to find some really amazing ones. 🙂

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