This dated bungalow has been given a complicated glow-up

‘Caught in a timewarp’ used to be how the householders described this semi-detached bungalow close to Brighton on first viewing. With swirly Artex ceilings, dated pastel carpets, beige ornament and a rundown kitchen and toilet, it used to be a long way from supreme. However with a valid construction, an reasonably priced value and a really perfect location simply mins from the seaside, the bungalow nonetheless had lots going for it.

‘We had been decided to get at the belongings ladder,’ says the home-owner. ‘Our function used to be to seek out an reasonably priced belongings shall we renovate, as my spouse is a chippie and builder and may just do lots of the renovation paintings himself. Despite the fact that the bungalow used to be drab and dated, we each had an rapid feeling that this used to be the only and shall we make it glance superb.’ 

The bungalow’s external

exterior shot of bungalow

(Symbol credit score: James French)

‘The semi-detached bungalow used to be the most important belongings we’d observed and had a decent-sized lawn,’ says the house proprietor. ‘We knew instantly we needed to knock down the wall between the kitchen and front room concepts and create a extra social, open-plan room. Structurally, the entirety used to be k, the home windows had just lately been modified and the rooms had been simply very out of date.’


living room with black and white panelled walls and neutral corner sofa

(Symbol credit score: James French)

As quickly because the sale went thru, the couple started working stripping partitions, ripping out carpets and the outdated kitchen, whilst nonetheless residing at house with their oldsters. The entire bungalow wanted rewiring, plus the boiler and heating machine wanted changing too. 

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