… there was a small three-bedroom ex-council house. It was bought in summer of 2012, with the intention of transforming it from 1970s retro grannychic to a modern family home.
The house was sound, but rather tired. The previous owners had kept it in good shape, but hadn’t updated or redecorated in some time. We decided to buy this house, and renovate to our specifications rather than buy one that was in slightly better condition but not to our tastes.