A DIY-loving mom shared how she completely remodeled her “derelict” historic home, adding £ 153,000 in value.
Hannah Janikiewicz, 41, of Wirral, bought her four bedroom Victorian home for £ 347,000 in 2013 with plans to completely transform the space.
The mother of three and her husband were ready to start the renovation work as soon as they got their hands on the keys. Her first job was to knock through the two bathrooms to create one large family bathroom.
They also rewired the house, removed all wallpaper from the walls in every room, sanded the floorboards, plastered it again and redecorated it to their liking.
They brought the house to a livable condition before Hannah’s husband had to move to Qatar because of work.
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The family – including their children Isabella, 9, Xabi, 7, and five-year-old Miller – rented the property for the next five years and returned for good in 2018.
By the summer of 2020, they finally had enough time to turn their house into a home and embarked on a “massive” renovation project – redesigning the floor plan of the property’s ground floor, pounding through the kitchen and dining room, and removing five chimneys.
The house also needed a complete rewire, new plumbing, new floors and windows – as well as a full renovation to bring it up to date.
The family also decided to build a double garage in the garden to open up the…