Interior refurbishment of flat.. A flat in an early 1950s building destined to an affordable housing programme. In this excessively compartmentalised flat, a very tight budget conditions the scope of the intervention in the common areas: a partition wall is removed, joining a bedroom to the dining room, while the kitchen and living room are connected through a new opening in a load-bearing wall. The rest of the flat is given a “facelift” only - painting, double-glazing (maintaining existing carpentry work), and the restoration of doors and interior cement tile floors. The majority of the furniture left by the previous owner is restored and given a new lease of life. The beams exposed from the new opening in the load-bearing wall are recycled too, and casually make a wonderful bookcase.