NB: We call the flat 'Doomplex' as it seemed suitable for a duplex apartment full of all my creepiness.
The bedroom was initially the living room, and when we went to view the flat, it looked like this:
The primary reason that I decided on having the living room as our bedroom was mainly the fact that the upstairs of the flat is an attic conversion, and my tall antique/repro furniture wouldn't fit in the rooms, nor would we have any wardrobe space. This is the biggest room in the flat.
After the room had been emptied, we lifted the carpets and were left with this:
As you can see, the whole room is really spacious and perfect for somewhere I tend to spend a lot of time. This last photo shows the door leading into the kitchen, with the steps partially demolished to ascertain what we could do with the space.
Another reason I decided to have this room as the master bedroom is that the dining room (or third bedroom) had patio doors that led out onto some flat roof that would be perfect for decking.
That dark salmon wall colour is a real challenge to look at. Those cupboards also waste a lot of space. But through those patio doors, we have this:
How lovely is that? We are going to install floating decking here so that we can enjoy the garden space even more.
Since taking these photos we have done quite a bit of work to the flat, which I'm excited to share. I'll be back with another instalment of before photos soon, as these are very image-heavy, but I hope you see as much potential in this place as we did.