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5 Amazing DIY Renovation projects

Are you thinking about getting a new house? Can't decide whether to buy new-build property or renovate an old house yourself? 

When it comes to renovating, most of the doubts are coming from not knowing how much money and time you'll have to invest. Or is an old house you're looking at suitable for renovating at all.  Read five stories from the proud homeowners, who turned old houses into their dream homes. Plus discover how much money and time they invested, their top tips and of course plenty of before & after images.

#1 Kezzabeth

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Meet the homeowners: Kerry, 27, Nights Retail Worker, her partner Grant, 30, General Operative in a factory, and two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels – Todd and Doug.
Property: 3-bedroom Victorian terraced house, Nottinghamshire.
House price: £107K
Money invested: £12k so far.
Interior style: Combination of industrial country cottage, crazy colours and contemporary. With elements of vintage.
Renovation length: 4 years
Instagram account: @kezzabeth_blog
Blog: www.kezzabeth.co.uk

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Meet the homeowners: Kerry, 27, Nights Retail Worker, her partner Grant, 30, General Operative in a factory, and two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels – Todd and Doug.
Property: 3-bedroom Victorian terraced house, Nottinghamshire.
House price: £107K
Money invested: £12k so far.
Interior style: Combination of industrial country cottage, crazy colours and contemporary. With elements of vintage.
Renovation length: 4 years
Instagram account: @kezzabeth_blog
Blog: www.kezzabeth.co.uk

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Meet the homeowners: Kerry, 27, Nights Retail Worker, her partner Grant, 30, General Operative in a factory, and two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels – Todd and Doug.
Property: 3-bedroom Victorian terraced house, Nottinghamshire.
House price: £107K
Money invested: £12k so far.
Interior style: Combination of industrial country cottage, crazy colours and contemporary. With elements of vintage.
Renovation length: 4 years
Instagram account: @kezzabeth_blog
Blog: www.kezzabeth.co.uk

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Property Details

Meet the homeowners: Kerry, 27, Nights Retail Worker, her partner Grant, 30, General Operative in a factory, and two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels – Todd and Doug.
Property: 3-bedroom Victorian terraced house, Nottinghamshire.
House price: £107K
Money invested: £12k so far.
Interior style: Combination of industrial country cottage, crazy colours and contemporary. With elements of vintage.
Renovation length: 4 years
Instagram account: @kezzabeth_blog
Blog: www.kezzabeth.co.uk

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Property Details

Meet the homeowners: Kerry, 27, Nights Retail Worker, her partner Grant, 30, General Operative in a factory, and two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels – Todd and Doug.
Property: 3-bedroom Victorian terraced house, Nottinghamshire.
House price: £107K
Money invested: £12k so far.
Interior style: Combination of industrial country cottage, crazy colours and contemporary. With elements of vintage.
Renovation length: 4 years
Instagram account: @kezzabeth_blog
Blog: www.kezzabeth.co.uk

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Meet the homeowners: Kerry, 27, Nights Retail Worker, her partner Grant, 30, General Operative in a factory, and two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels – Todd and Doug.
Property: 3-bedroom Victorian terraced house, Nottinghamshire.
House price: £107K
Money invested: £12k so far.
Interior style: Combination of industrial country cottage, crazy colours and contemporary. With elements of vintage.
Renovation length: 4 years
Instagram account: @kezzabeth_blog
Blog: www.kezzabeth.co.uk

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Meet the homeowners: Kerry, 27, Nights Retail Worker, her partner Grant, 30, General Operative in a factory, and two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels – Todd and Doug.
Property: 3-bedroom Victorian terraced house, Nottinghamshire.
House price: £107K
Money invested: £12k so far.
Interior style: Combination of industrial country cottage, crazy colours and contemporary. With elements of vintage.
Renovation length: 4 years
Instagram account: @kezzabeth_blog
Blog: www.kezzabeth.co.uk

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Property Details

Meet the homeowners: Kerry, 27, Nights Retail Worker, her partner Grant, 30, General Operative in a factory, and two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels – Todd and Doug.
Property: 3-bedroom Victorian terraced house, Nottinghamshire.
House price: £107K
Money invested: £12k so far.
Interior style: Combination of industrial country cottage, crazy colours and contemporary. With elements of vintage.
Renovation length: 4 years
Instagram account: @kezzabeth_blog
Blog: www.kezzabeth.co.uk

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#2 House In The Middle

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Meet the homeowners: Chloe, 34, buyer and her husband Stuart, 37, merchandiser.
Property: 3-bedroom Victorian detached house, Hertfordshire.
Money invested: £8.5k so far.
Interior style: Scandinavian inspired style with original features.
Renovation length: 2+ years
Instagram account: @houseinthemiddle

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Property Details

Meet the homeowners: Chloe, 34, buyer and her husband Stuart, 37, merchandiser.
Property: 3-bedroom Victorian detached house, Hertfordshire.
Money invested: £8.5k so far.
Interior style: Scandinavian inspired style with original features.
Renovation length: 2+ years
Instagram account: @houseinthemiddle

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Meet the homeowners: Chloe, 34, buyer and her husband Stuart, 37, merchandiser.
Property: 3-bedroom Victorian detached house, Hertfordshire.
Money invested: £8.5k so far.
Interior style: Scandinavian inspired style with original features.
Renovation length: 2+ years
Instagram account: @houseinthemiddle

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Meet the homeowners: Chloe, 34, buyer and her husband Stuart, 37, merchandiser.
Property: 3-bedroom Victorian detached house, Hertfordshire.
Money invested: £8.5k so far.
Interior style: Scandinavian inspired style with original features.
Renovation length: 2+ years
Instagram account: @houseinthemiddle

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Meet the homeowners: Chloe, 34, buyer and her husband Stuart, 37, merchandiser.
Property: 3-bedroom Victorian detached house, Hertfordshire.
Money invested: £8.5k so far.
Interior style: Scandinavian inspired style with original features.
Renovation length: 2+ years
Instagram account: @houseinthemiddle

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Meet the homeowners: Chloe, 34, buyer and her husband Stuart, 37, merchandiser.
Property: 3-bedroom Victorian detached house, Hertfordshire.
Money invested: £8.5k so far.
Interior style: Scandinavian inspired style with original features.
Renovation length: 2+ years
Instagram account: @houseinthemiddle

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Property Details

Meet the homeowners: Chloe, 34, buyer and her husband Stuart, 37, merchandiser.
Property: 3-bedroom Victorian detached house, Hertfordshire.
Money invested: £8.5k so far.
Interior style: Scandinavian inspired style with original features.
Renovation length: 2+ years
Instagram account: @houseinthemiddle

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Meet the homeowners: Chloe, 34, buyer and her husband Stuart, 37, merchandiser.
Property: 3-bedroom Victorian detached house, Hertfordshire.
Money invested: £8.5k so far.
Interior style: Scandinavian inspired style with original features.
Renovation length: 2+ years
Instagram account: @houseinthemiddle

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Meet the homeowners: Chloe, 34, buyer and her husband Stuart, 37, merchandiser.
Property: 3-bedroom Victorian detached house, Hertfordshire.
Money invested: £8.5k so far.
Interior style: Scandinavian inspired style with original features.
Renovation length: 2+ years
Instagram account: @houseinthemiddle

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#3 Ordinary Interiors

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Meet the homeowners: Alison, 31, preschool assistant, her partner Sam, 31, bathroom fitter & all round DIY pro and a daughter, 4.
Property: 1950’s Ex Council 3 bed semi-detached house, Leicestershire.
House price: £160K
Money invested: £60K
Interior style: Scandi, Elegant, with a love for brass and plants.
Renovation length: 1+ year
Instagram: @ordinaryinteriors

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Meet the homeowners: Alison, 31, preschool assistant, her partner Sam, 31, bathroom fitter & all round DIY pro and a daughter, 4.
Property: 1950’s Ex Council 3 bed semi-detached house, Leicestershire.
House price: £160K
Money invested: £60K
Interior style: Scandi, Elegant, with a love for brass and plants.
Renovation length: 1+ year
Instagram: @ordinaryinteriors

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Meet the homeowners: Alison, 31, preschool assistant, her partner Sam, 31, bathroom fitter & all round DIY pro and a daughter, 4.
Property: 1950’s Ex Council 3 bed semi-detached house, Leicestershire.
House price: £160K
Money invested: £60K
Interior style: Scandi, Elegant, with a love for brass and plants.
Renovation length: 1+ year
Instagram: @ordinaryinteriors

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Meet the homeowners: Alison, 31, preschool assistant, her partner Sam, 31, bathroom fitter & all round DIY pro and a daughter, 4.
Property: 1950’s Ex Council 3 bed semi-detached house, Leicestershire.
House price: £160K
Money invested: £60K
Interior style: Scandi, Elegant, with a love for brass and plants.
Renovation length: 1+ year
Instagram: @ordinaryinteriors

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Meet the homeowners: Alison, 31, preschool assistant, her partner Sam, 31, bathroom fitter & all round DIY pro and a daughter, 4.
Property: 1950’s Ex Council 3 bed semi-detached house, Leicestershire.
House price: £160K
Money invested: £60K
Interior style: Scandi, Elegant, with a love for brass and plants.
Renovation length: 1+ year
Instagram: @ordinaryinteriors

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Meet the homeowners: Alison, 31, preschool assistant, her partner Sam, 31, bathroom fitter & all round DIY pro and a daughter, 4.
Property: 1950’s Ex Council 3 bed semi-detached house, Leicestershire.
House price: £160K
Money invested: £60K
Interior style: Scandi, Elegant, with a love for brass and plants.
Renovation length: 1+ year
Instagram: @ordinaryinteriors

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Meet the homeowners: Alison, 31, preschool assistant, her partner Sam, 31, bathroom fitter & all round DIY pro and a daughter, 4.
Property: 1950’s Ex Council 3 bed semi-detached house, Leicestershire.
House price: £160K
Money invested: £60K
Interior style: Scandi, Elegant, with a love for brass and plants.
Renovation length: 1+ year
Instagram: @ordinaryinteriors

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Meet the homeowners: Alison, 31, preschool assistant, her partner Sam, 31, bathroom fitter & all round DIY pro and a daughter, 4.
Property: 1950’s Ex Council 3 bed semi-detached house, Leicestershire.
House price: £160K
Money invested: £60K
Interior style: Scandi, Elegant, with a love for brass and plants.
Renovation length: 1+ year
Instagram: @ordinaryinteriors

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#4 Door Seventy Four

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Meet the homeowners: Georgi, 25 and her partner Chris, 32. Both Product & Graphic designers by day, interior enthusiasts by night.
Property: 2-bedroom semi-detached house, South Wales.
Money invested: £4k
Interior style: Scandinavian inspired style with an industrial edge.
Renovation length: 1+ year
Instagram: @door.seventy.four

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Meet the homeowners: Georgi, 25 and her partner Chris, 32. Both Product & Graphic designers by day, interior enthusiasts by night.
Property: 2-bedroom semi-detached house, South Wales.
Money invested: £4k
Interior style: Scandinavian inspired style with an industrial edge.
Renovation length: 1+ year
Instagram: @door.seventy.four

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Meet the homeowners: Georgi, 25 and her partner Chris, 32. Both Product & Graphic designers by day, interior enthusiasts by night.
Property: 2-bedroom semi-detached house, South Wales.
Money invested: £4k
Interior style: Scandinavian inspired style with an industrial edge.
Renovation length: 1+ year
Instagram: @door.seventy.four

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Meet the homeowners: Georgi, 25 and her partner Chris, 32. Both Product & Graphic designers by day, interior enthusiasts by night.
Property: 2-bedroom semi-detached house, South Wales.
Money invested: £4k
Interior style: Scandinavian inspired style with an industrial edge.
Renovation length: 1+ year
Instagram: @door.seventy.four

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Meet the homeowners: Georgi, 25 and her partner Chris, 32. Both Product & Graphic designers by day, interior enthusiasts by night.
Property: 2-bedroom semi-detached house, South Wales.
Money invested: £4k
Interior style: Scandinavian inspired style with an industrial edge.
Renovation length: 1+ year
Instagram: @door.seventy.four

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Meet the homeowners: Georgi, 25 and her partner Chris, 32. Both Product & Graphic designers by day, interior enthusiasts by night.
Property: 2-bedroom semi-detached house, South Wales.
Money invested: £4k
Interior style: Scandinavian inspired style with an industrial edge.
Renovation length: 1+ year
Instagram: @door.seventy.four

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Meet the homeowners: Georgi, 25 and her partner Chris, 32. Both Product & Graphic designers by day, interior enthusiasts by night.
Property: 2-bedroom semi-detached house, South Wales.
Money invested: £4k
Interior style: Scandinavian inspired style with an industrial edge.
Renovation length: 1+ year
Instagram: @door.seventy.four

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Meet the homeowners: Georgi, 25 and her partner Chris, 32. Both Product & Graphic designers by day, interior enthusiasts by night.
Property: 2-bedroom semi-detached house, South Wales.
Money invested: £4k
Interior style: Scandinavian inspired style with an industrial edge.
Renovation length: 1+ year
Instagram: @door.seventy.four

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#5 The Carpenters Daughter

Property Details

Meet the homeowners: Vikkie, 35, Award winning full time blogger and her partner.
Property: 2-bedroom bungalow with loft dormer, Nuneaton.
Money invested: £15K so far
House price: £102K
Interior style: I haven’t found a particular style yet as I just buy things I like. I do love our hygge Scandinavian style bedroom.
Renovation length: 4 years and counting
Instagram: @thecarpenters_daughter
Blogthecarpentersdaughter.co.uk

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Meet the homeowners: Vikkie, 35, Award winning full time blogger and her partner.
Property: 2-bedroom bungalow with loft dormer, Nuneaton.
Money invested: £15K so far
House price: £102K
Interior style: I haven’t found a particular style yet as I just buy things I like. I do love our hygge Scandinavian style bedroom.
Renovation length: 4 years and counting
Instagram: @thecarpenters_daughter
Blogthecarpentersdaughter.co.uk

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Meet the homeowners: Vikkie, 35, Award winning full time blogger and her partner.
Property: 2-bedroom bungalow with loft dormer, Nuneaton.
Money invested: £15K so far
House price: £102K
Interior style: I haven’t found a particular style yet as I just buy things I like. I do love our hygge Scandinavian style bedroom.
Renovation length: 4 years and counting
Instagram: @thecarpenters_daughter
Blogthecarpentersdaughter.co.uk

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Meet the homeowners: Vikkie, 35, Award winning full time blogger and her partner.
Property: 2-bedroom bungalow with loft dormer, Nuneaton.
Money invested: £15K so far
House price: £102K
Interior style: I haven’t found a particular style yet as I just buy things I like. I do love our hygge Scandinavian style bedroom.
Renovation length: 4 years and counting
Instagram: @thecarpenters_daughter
Blogthecarpentersdaughter.co.uk

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Meet the homeowners: Vikkie, 35, Award winning full time blogger and her partner.
Property: 2-bedroom bungalow with loft dormer, Nuneaton.
Money invested: £15K so far
House price: £102K
Interior style: I haven’t found a particular style yet as I just buy things I like. I do love our hygge Scandinavian style bedroom.
Renovation length: 4 years and counting
Instagram: @thecarpenters_daughter
Blogthecarpentersdaughter.co.uk

Property Details

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Meet the homeowners: Vikkie, 35, Award winning full time blogger and her partner.
Property: 2-bedroom bungalow with loft dormer, Nuneaton.
Money invested: £15K so far
House price: £102K
Interior style: I haven’t found a particular style yet as I just buy things I like. I do love our hygge Scandinavian style bedroom.
Renovation length: 4 years and counting
Instagram: @thecarpenters_daughter
Blogthecarpentersdaughter.co.uk

Property Details

Property Details

Meet the homeowners: Vikkie, 35, Award winning full time blogger and her partner.
Property: 2-bedroom bungalow with loft dormer, Nuneaton.
Money invested: £15K so far
House price: £102K
Interior style: I haven’t found a particular style yet as I just buy things I like. I do love our hygge Scandinavian style bedroom.
Renovation length: 4 years and counting
Instagram: @thecarpenters_daughter
Blogthecarpentersdaughter.co.uk

Property Details

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Meet the homeowners: Vikkie, 35, Award winning full time blogger and her partner.
Property: 2-bedroom bungalow with loft dormer, Nuneaton.
Money invested: £15K so far
House price: £102K
Interior style: I haven’t found a particular style yet as I just buy things I like. I do love our hygge Scandinavian style bedroom.
Renovation length: 4 years and counting
Instagram: @thecarpenters_daughter
Blogthecarpentersdaughter.co.uk

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