The current stage of renovations have advantages and disadvantages. The disadvantages mainly centre around the fact that there are more holes in the hull than hull making it unbelievably unseaworthy.
The advantage is that, with the ability to peer through the walls of the hull, the extent of the space is revealed. And turns out there is actually quite a lot of room down there.
You do have to do a bit of squinting and a fair bit of suspension of disbelief BUT I reckon when all done it won’t be shabby at all.
I was going to make a “through the keel-hole” / “through the keyhole” type gag here. But that would be lame…