1930’s Semi Refurb
There’s something special about moving into a new home. Not only do you get to put your own mark on it, you also get to see your dreams become realities. For me this means my first major home project with the aim to make this a rental property in mid-2020.
Over the next 9-12 months as budget allows, I will show you the transformation of this 1930’s semi-detached property in the North-East.
From my perspective there isn’t a lot that NEEDS to be done to make it habitable. A lick of paint here and there will suffice in the house.
However, the kitchen is small and there is no place for a fridge - it‘s currently in the dining room. By halving the garage the aim is to create a utility room and move the washing machine and fridge freezer into it.
The understairs cupboard is currently accessed from the garage and I can utilise the space in there better from inside the house. So a quick patch up job to block the existing door will enable me to open up the entrance from the hallway.
Like I say, the house is in good shape. The lounge colours work, although they may just be made plain along with the bright green dining room that needs TLC.
Upstairs the landing leads to a separate WC and bathroom. I will see how this goes. I’m tempted to make it one room and that will give me room for a shower if the one over the bath isn’t very good.
The master bedroom is white and is clean so that will stay for now.
Bedroom 2 is too bright, so I aim to get some paint on the walls in there too.
Bedroom 3 needs a new carpet ASAP. Not sure about blue and yellow. Probably hasn’t been changed since the 80s. A small offcut of 3mx3m would be ideal just to plug the gap for now.
The garden gets a good deal of sun. Although North facing, it turns at an angle which means sunlight streams through between the properties.
So, stay with me over the next year and I will show you how Anglefix can help you make your house a home. I’ll be using tools, fixings, ironmongery and equipment that can be purchased from Anglefix online at The Building Supply Store. I will show you some useful tips that I’ve picked up from dad and some from Youtube channels.
It’s going to be great!