It looked okay until we got to the other side; turns out that the brick is a bit uneven in places and has some fairly large gaps.
Then we had another surprise--turns out there is some massive (and smelly!) concrete floor under the cheap-ass linoleum in the kitchen/dining area. Yuck (and may be expensive to haul out).
(1) completing the demolition of bathroom and floors and remaining walls;
(2) getting a mechanical engineer to prepare permits for the new heating system; and
(3) visiting flooring/home design stores (plus Ebay) to find lighting and electricity fixtures, bathroom and kitchen items, plus Swedish wood floors (the cost of which will be worked into the budget);
In two weeks, Szabolcs will be ready to finish the budget, which can be used to prepare the tender. Proper renovations are unlikely to begin before then :(
All in all, I feel really comfortable with how things are developing and just as happy and excited as before!