Liv Madeline, the face of the home improvement account Renovate With Us, shares a glimpse of his experience slowly renovating a former City Council apartment in Edgware, London. After purchasing the 1950s property, last renovated in the 1980s, she and her partner Rob set out to demolish the house themselves.
After spending £ 295,000 on the two-level, two-bedroom house in Zone 4, the couple were left with no money to prepay for a full refurbishment of the extremely dated and even dangerous house.
The couple were quoted between £ 50,000 and £ 60,000 to renovate the house, which they couldn’t afford.
The couple decided to renovate without getting another loan for the words, agreeing to do most of the work themselves.
For Liv, that included creating her dream living room, comfortable and perfect for watching movies.
She had the idea of making alcoves and a fake fireplace around an electric fire in the living room.
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Liv said: “I made it up myself. When the plasters came in, I basically drew exactly how I wanted the walls to be laid out.
“So he put beams in place, I came the next day and the beams looked perfect.
“Then he came the next day with plasterboard and he just plastered it and that was it.”
One follower called the work “the best before and after I have ever seen”.
Another said, “What an incredible difference! Incredible.”
“In modern homes, wherever you have cables and pipes, everything is under the floor or combined in the walls, but with this property everything was attached to the wall so that you could see the pipes on the walls, the wires. electric on the walls, which weren’t. It’s very dangerous, ”said Liv.
She said, “I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve cried, but it’s good now and I’m happy.”
Another couple renovating a house shared a spectacular bathroom renovation, which cost just £ 1,200. / life-style / property / 1476196 / Bathroom-renovation-DIY-before-after-pictures
After moving into their new home last year, Charlotte Reynolds and Mitchell Shergold decided to renovate the entire house, posting photos with updates from the redesign on the couple’s Instagram page.