We are in the middle of a big renovation of our house. Our neighbours had problems from the contact noises coming from our apartment (we found this out in the middle of purchasing this house) To try to solve the problem, we decided to take the complete floor out. Multiple layers came up until we reached the floorboards. Our kitchen, bathroom that are also on the ground floor are completely stripped. We thought it was nice to sand the beams now the ground floor is completely empty. The beams are quite dark and in combination with the low ceiling a lighter color would look better in our eyes. It’s hard work since Chris had to keep the sander up high and that really makes you feel it in the arms.