Hannah Janikiewicz with her husband Dougie and children Xabi, Miller and Isabella (Picture: Jam Press/@mywirralvictorian)
A mum has shared how she transformed her home – which was dubbed ‘the worst house on the street’ – into a haven for her family.
Not only is it now a beautiful space, she added £153,000 to its value.
Hannah Janikiewicz, 41, from Wirral, purchased her four-bedroom Victorian home in 2013 for £347,000.
The property was in a poor state, with some of the house even ‘derelict’ after the former owner had only used a handful of rooms, so Hannah decided to do a full renovation to make it the perfect family home.
The mum-of-three, alongside her husband, set about knocking through the two bathrooms to make one large family bathroom.
They got the house to a liveable state before Hannah’s husband’s work required a move to Qatar.
The family – including their children Isabella, 9, Xabi, 7, and five-year-old Miller – rented the property out for the following five years, returning in 2018 for good.
The house needed a lot of repairs (Picture: Jam Press/@mywirralvictorian)
By the summer of 2020, they finally had enough time to make their house a home, and started a ‘massive’ renovation project – which involved reconfiguring the downstairs, knocking through the kitchen and dining room and removing five chimney breasts.
The house also needed a full rewire, new plumbing, new floors and windows – as well as a full redecoration to bring it…