The cats are no problem. To be honest, they scratched the doors climbing to the top shelf to sleep there in winter. I have attached a lock there, they can't get in, so they do not have any more interest in the doors and hence, won't scratch them no mo. Cat smell? Only the litter box area, and because it is summer.
I would like to fix that and change the furniture and all, but as I have said, we are doomed for destruction by wreckball -sometime in the not so near future, thank Goodness-, and hence any investments are not considered vital according to my landlady. OTOH, I like to keep the place at least presentable, I hardly ever have company, but for my own sake, staring at that eyesore is depressing. I have already invested in light fixtures and new furniture and other stuff, I am considering painting the place slowly by myself and hence I feel the doors could be prettied up without much fuss.
If they could be sanded this whole discussion would be moot...
"Lo urgente no deja tiempo para lo importante". Mafalda
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