Now, I love renovating more than most people, but this reno is going to be a challenge. It's claustrophobic up there even when it's empty. Claustrophobia sets in before you even get upstairs. The stairway is 28 inches at its widest, and half way up it becomes 26 inches. This means nothing that goes upstairs can exceed 26 inches. No fridge, no stove, no dishwasher, no washer, no dryer, no bathtub.
I knew I couldn't replace the staircase until after my upstairs reno, but I wanted to cheer it up in the meantime. I removed the commercial grade vinyl tiles. Apparently they were held in place by school glue that hadn't dried in decades. Here's how it looked part way through. Nice, eh?