A HOMEOWNER reworked a run-down Victorian maisonette purchased for simply £90,000 after discovering there wasn’t a liveable room in all the home.
Kim McFarlane, 31 and of Glasgow, Scotland, purchased the property in Might 2018 and instantly set about renovating the house herself.
Kim McFarlane utterly renovated her Victorian maisonette – spending round £8,000 turning a second lounge into a big kitchen with a mixed eating spaceCredit score: Jam Press
Kim spent round £22,000 in complete on the repairs, turning ‘uninhabitable’ rooms into trendy areasCredit score: Jam Press
The lounge of the property, purchased for £90,000, had worn carpets Credit score: Jam Press
However Kim did many of the “soiled work” alone earlier than hiring tradesmen – and inside a 12 months had reworked the houseCredit score: Jam Press
She tore down previous wallpaper, lifted carpets and ripped out the kitchen earlier than enlisting tradesmen for electrics and installations.
Through the course of, the home was stripped to reveal brick earlier than being plastered and freshly painted.
Kim, a gross sales adviser, mentioned she did “all of the soiled work” herself.
“I used tradesmen for the larger jobs, as I wished the proper end,” she mentioned.
Nonetheless, not all the things within the house is new.
Kim mentioned: “All of the doorways, skirting boards and cornices are unique – it was vital for me to maintain that.
Regardless of the quantity of labor that wanted to be achieved, Kim shortly fell in love with the home throughout a viewing in 2018Credit score: Jam Press
Each room wanted work – together with the master suiteCredit score: Jam Press
The room was repainted in impartial colors and adorned with a chandelierCredit score: Jam Press
There was an identical transformation within the spare room, the place beforehand there have been uncovered floorboards and wiringCredit score: Jam Press
Kim says she discovered an unique fire within the spare bed room hidden behind plywoodCredit score: Jam Press
“I changed a gasoline hearth with an vintage forged iron one in the lounge, as it could have been just like the one which was there earlier than.
“I used to be very fortunate to seek out an unique fire within the spare bed room hidden behind plywood.”
In complete, the renovation price between £20,000 and £22,000.
Kim spent £8,000 on the kitchen, and round £5,000 within the rest room.
And regardless of the challenges she confronted, the house was full inside just below a 12 months.
“I believe essentially the most difficult half was how a lot work needed to be achieved,” Kim mentioned.
“I needed to work out how a lot cash all of it price as a result of I took it proper again to the brick and floorboards there wasn’t a liveable room in the home.”
However the graft was price it, and Kim mentioned: “When the progress started it was the very best feeling on the planet.
“My recommendation is to not be petrified of a problem – and all the time consider in your imaginative and prescient, even when others cannot see it.”
The hallway pictured earlier than the renovation startedCredit score: Jam Press
The renovated hallway, with doorways opening to the newly redecorated roomsCredit score: Jam Press
The toilet price round £5,000 to renovate Credit score: Jam Press
Kim changed dingy inexperienced decorations with ivory tiles Credit score: Jam Press
The backyard was additionally reworked in the course of the intensive renovationCredit score: Jam Press
It now encompasses a seating space with a barbecueCredit score: Jam Press