These 9 homes on Zoopla, which are all in need of some extreme DIY, could make your own 'odd jobs' suddenly seem a lot more manageable.
DIY season is well underway. But if you fancy something more challenging than painting the shed or building a Billy Bookcase from Ikea, how about one of these homes currently on Zoopla?
1. Three-bedroom terraced house in Carlton Miniott, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, for £200,000
Steaming or scraping the peeling paper from the walls of this quaint Victorian home should keep you occupied for a while. As will restoring the original tiles of the fireplace and freestanding roll-top bath.
Available via James Winn
2. Two-bedroom semi-detached house in Droylsden, Manchester for £80,000
The kitchen of this 1950’s house has never been upgraded and the bathroom is also beyond repair, so both will need total refits. Then it’s a case of top-to-toe decorating. However, the reward for your efforts could be a first-time home or investment property that’s a stone’s throw from Manchester’s Metrolink station.
Available via Purplebricks
3. Four-bedroom detached house in Grundisburgh, Woodbridge, Suffolk, for £1.25m
If you’ve got money, nerves of steel and a desire for DIY in mammoth proportions, this 16th century Suffolk farmhouse could be just the opportunity. The current owners have applied for planning permission for three barn conversions and a holiday let, so a whole new life could be in store for anyone willing to take on the challenge.
Available via Lindsells
4. Six-bedroom terraced house in Atholl Street, Perth, for £90,000
If you want six bedrooms for £90,000, some considerable DIY is inevitable. But this period mid- terrace Scottish townhouse with courtyard has bags of opportunity. While the original fireplaces appear to have been removed, it still has lovely sash windows and detailed ceilings which can be restored and enjoyed for years to come.
Available via Your Move
5. Two-bedroom detached house in St. Martin, Helston, Cornwall, for £200,000
It’ll take more than the odd weekend to clear up the enormous south-facing gardens of this secluded Grade II listed cottage. But, so long as you have the funds and some considerable TLC to offer, this tired property in the rolling hills of the Lizard Peninsular could transform into a dream second home or holiday let.
Available via Stratton Creber
6. One-bedroom flat in Luton, Bedfordshire, for £89,950
You won’t have to worry about the lease on this one-bedroom flat as there’s 947 years remaining. What’s more concerning is the state of the kitchen, which appears to have almost entirely disintegrated. That said, for a decent-sized property within commuting distance of London, at that price, you could be onto a winner.
Available via Giblin Property Limited
7. Three-bedroom terraced house in Leyton, London, for £550,000
Leyton and the surrounding pockets of east London has undergone some considerable regeneration in recent years. But this spacious and light Victorian terrace still needs the full works. While the yellow 1980s kitchen might be salvageable in a retro kind of way, you’ll need to start from scratch on the bathroom, lounge, three bedrooms and garden.
Available via Churchill Estates
8. Two-bedroom bungalow in Pensford, Bristol, for £185,000
At the less daunting end of the DIY spectrum is this charming two-bedroom bungalow in the conservation area of Pensford, which was formerly known for its coalmining. There’s no major structural work required and the loft space is in good nick but everywhere else will need redecorating entirely.
Available via Fidelis Independent Estate Agents
9. One-bedroom flat in Bournemouth, Dorset, for £119,950
This one-bedroom flat in the heart of Bournemouth needs more building up than stripping down – but you’ll need to get the 72-year lease extended if you plan to sell it on afterwards. Otherwise, catch some rays in the private garden and enjoy the fruits of your own labour.
Available via MK Estates
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