After some ‘easy’ demolition, we decided it was time for rest of the bedrooms on the top floor to go.
When we got the keys to the house this part consisted of two separate rooms; a dingy room with a very slanted roof and a somewhat OK bedroom with a door to the balcony.
You can find all the old pictures here, but these are the rooms I’m talking about:
By now we were pretty used to all the ceilings being straw. So we shouldn’t have been surprised with the mess:
New layout of the rooms
The layout of the rooms was a bit weird and impractical. The two rooms were separated by a wall that had some angles in it. On one side it also features an old sink.
We decided we should just rearrange this part of the house, so we tore down the dividing wall.
The end result of our demolition looked like this:
We did leave the door frame to be integrated into the new room, which made for a funny sight. Especially when viewed from the other side:
On the next picture you can also look into the bare master bedroom we demolished earlier.
What we have planned for this space
Since we prefer our bathroom to be upstairs, and there isn’t any now we have to fit one in. This means we have to construct a new room for the bathroom.
We switched around our plans a lot of times. Initially we wanted to have a bathroom on the slanted left side of the first floor. This way we would have more room on the right side of the house.
We made plans, looked at bathroom. Measured. Measured again.
We just couldn’t get it right.
Fortunately we have some lovely friends helping us out.
All their input combined resulted in the following plan:
This layout has a few bonus points compared to other plans we had:
- We won’t have the door to the balcony in our bathroom.
- The size of the bathroom will be more than enough to fit the necessary fixtures.
- We will have a decent sized studio with a possibility to make a storage area in the most slanted part.
My favorite picture from this demolition
When the dust settled down I took this shot. It’s my favorite because of the dim lighting and the remnants of the old sink still sticking out of the floor.
I can’t wait to show you progress on the bathroom and studio. It will be such a difference to the bare bricks!
What do you think of our plans so far?