Day 3 of the the studio renovations. Time for an update. When we first toured the house we ended up buying, the realtor neglected to point out a 35m2 space that is accessible by it's own entrance. It was not until our third visit that he told us about this extra space. Understandably, it was/is a rough space compared to the rest of this house and may have deterred less enthusiastic buyers from the property. Not us.
Extra space, lots of potential, eventually even a rental maybe. Very much to the relief of Le Immobilier, we saw it as a bonus.
The quotes sorted out, the team went at it three days ago, stripping the room to the bare walls and ceiling beams and put in the first of two support beams today. By doing so, they were able to knock down a double wall and gain some valuable square footage. If you work with a space of this size, every inch counts.
By the time Victoria is done working her magic and overcome her husband's endless rants about how he would do it......it will be well laid out and a nice holiday rental. Still lots of work ahead, however we anticipate to have it all done around Christmas.
This is the first of two spaces we are doing up as rentals, sort of a test geared towards couple travellers who would rather stay at an urban space as compared to families with kids who'd prefer to rent a traditional Gite with garden and pool.
The Ace up our sleeve is oF course Victoria's gluten free baking and cooking. That's the first market we intend to promote this studio towards, with the added value of gluten free breakfasts, lunches, afternoon teas and dinners.
Not to mention house hunters and other demographics that may fit the bill.
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RUSTY HINGES MADE THE STONE AROUND THE DOOR CRUMBLE
THE INSIDE AS WE BOUGHT IT
RIPPING OUT THE FLOOR
JUST USE AN OLD IRON PIPE TO CONNECT THE NEW ONES, SAVE A BUCK OR TWO
MY FAVORITE PLUMBING DESIGN - TRAVERSE ROOM DIAGONALLY
STRIPPED BARE TO THE STONE WALLS AND BEAMS
A NEW CEILING IN THE BATHROOM
IT'S EASY SUBDIVIDING A PROPERTY IN FRANCE......
LOOKING FOR A NEW WINDOW
BOUGHT THE KITCHEN SINK ALREADY