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Victorian Townhouse

This little property in Stourbridge was given a complete re-build. With a budget of around £30,000, we restored a tired, damp Victorian two storey semi-detached house. The front aspect was rendered. The finished product had a tanked cellar room, upstairs and downstairs bathroom, formal dining room, kitchen and living room. Upstairs, we were able to create 3 bedrooms from the original two. An old gas fire was removed downstairs to expose a beautiful arched inglenook with lime pointed brickwork. The entire property was landscaped, with block paving to the front, allowing parking, and a paved patio to the rear which created a sheltered barbeque / entertaining area.

Old Dining Room
The old dining room with its gas fire and tired decor from 40 years ago..
New Dining Room
New dining room - walls stripped and re-plastered, cupboards stripped, new floors and exposed inglenook with open fire..

The Cellar

Old Cellar
The old cellar, which was stripped and lined to produce a warm, dry basement room..
New Cellar
The new cellar - re-lined, warm and dry - a beautiful basement room for entertaining..

The Garden

The garden was levelled and a patio created for a contemporary, city lifestyle.

Old Garden
The original landscaping - tired, messy and unusable..
New Garden
Newly landscaped - simple, but effective - set out for modern living..

The Kitchen

The kitchen was stripped and almost re-built from the ground up. The result is light, modern and spacious, despite being a difficult, narrow room to work with.

Old Kitchen
The old, damp kitchen with its single brick walls and plaster hanging off them..
New Kitchen
Bright new kitchen - simple, inexpensive, but light and airy..