Renovation photos

Two and a half years ago my wife and I bought a house in Brussels. It was not in very good shape and 2 floors from 3 were rented out. Half year we collected our money and tried to let our tenants go. And then, the renovation began!

As it sometimes happens in the years like 2009, our plan have changed. We both found jobs in Netherlands and going to sell this house and move there. Pity to leave it, but what you  can do!

Here are some pictures of the final result with comments:

Disclaimer: in most cases we haven’t even bought the furniture yet. The rooms are filled with old IKEA-stuff from my old flat and flat of my wife.

Main bedroom

Main bedroom with some closets. The floors are original wood from 1929.

Main bedroom

Another shot, you can see a desk there.

Work cabinet

My workplace. I’m writing this post sitting here. Also original doors and floors.


Bathroom. Floors are from bamboo, roof was replaced and the door cleaned up.

2nd BedroomSecond bedroom. The only one room in the house with carpet on the floor

KitchenKitchen, all fully  equipped with German technology: Miele and Smeg

Future dining room(furure) living room. We decided not to buy furniture there. In the new house we’ll have to match design again

Future living room(future) living room. you can see a half of Hi-Fi station, which could be placed there

Entrance roomA room just after the entrance of the house. You can see the door to the garden.

Entrance and stairsA little bit of “art-nouveau” style in the entrance of the house

BasementFrom 4 rooms in the basement we’ve renovated just one – for the washing machines.

Ourside viewAnd that’s how it looks outside.

Much more pictures on my flikr album!

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