A two-up two-down house in Stoke-on-Trent was featured undergoing an amazing transformation on Homes Under the Hammer this morning.
The traditional terrace house – in Birches Head – sold at auction in January of this year for £50,500 to architect Alexandra and her husband heating engineer Richard.
The couple bought the house, along with another in the city, to start an investment portfolio after having moved back to the area from the south.
The house, which already had central heating and double glazing, needed a new kitchen and bathroom, for which Alexandra and Richard gave themselves a budget of £6,000 and a time scale of between four and six weeks.
And the most amazing transformation of the house was in the kitchen, where sassy Alexandra searched the internet and managed to get hold of kitchen units, sink, hob and oven for an impressive £200 – the total cost of the kitchen, along with tiling, cost just £800.
The couple ended up spending a total of £8,500 as they also replaced the bathroom window and had a new roof above the bay window built too.
The house, described by estate agents Butters John Bee as bright and airy, was valued at between £65,000 to £70,000 with a rental value of £450 pcm. Alexandra later revealed she had a tenant who had offered £550 pcm for the house and had already moved in.
– Homes Under the Hammer is shown daily on BBC1 at 10am.