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Before-After: Our living room

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Before we will start with phase two of our home renovation, I thought it’s time to go through the huge amount of photos from phase one – our living area. Personally I love these posts with before-and-after shots, so I decided to create some of these myself. Hope you like it!

When we bought our apartment, everything was in a run down state. It had been a rented flat in the social housing sector for more than 70 years and became privately-owned in the year 2000. The former owners had chosen not to renovate all levels, but to hide away the remains of the past behind wallpapers, extra layers of tiles and other additional constructions – or sometimes even kept it in sight.

For us, without discussion, only a complete renovation was acceptable, but we hoped to be able to keep as many original details as possible. Unfortunately, the ceiling of our living area turned out to be too heavy for the original substructure made of straw. So we took this as a chance to replace the complete power supply as well,
re-plastered all walls and the new ceiling, inlaid a new wooden floor,…

Finally, after spending countless weekends in dust and on our knees, we are convinced our living room renovation was worth the effort – what do you think?

Before

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After

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Wanna see more pictures of our living room? I recently wrote about the fireplace. More before-after posts of our home will follow soon.

Styling & Photography: Kat@home

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