The problem with only taking pictures after you finished a project: it looks so natural, you cannot remember what it looked like before.
I do remember what it felt like the first time I entered this room: Depressing. Grey. No one should have to spend their working life in a space like that.
Fortunately, the boss-vet agreed. The change was slow and gradual and much of it was practical: double glazing, new roof. But also new floor covering and fresh layers of paint. And a cow rug. This veterinary practice focuses on cows.
Some change came as a surprise: because of an unexpected shower while the asbestos roof was being replaced, the dropped ceiling got soaked and really dropped. The actual (insulated) roof became visible. We decided to leave it like that. It looked more spaceous. A bit more adventurous, even.
We removed the fluorescent light fixtures that had been incorporated in the dropped celing and getting rid of several cables that had been lying on top of it. We got new lighting from a new beam over the reception desk. We balanced on high ladders, painting rough walls white. It took forever.
Yesterday though, JonkSign installed my picture of the stable (it measures almost 2,5 x 3,5 meters) and today I put together the light on the left. (Which actually is a strip of three separate fixtures on a board, the wire neatly hidden in a hollow space in the board.) This is a great example of how photography can enhance space. I am happy!
A few more details here and there and we can move on to the next space: the storage room next door. This time, I shall try and remember puctures before we start, too.