Carole and Ben Hepburn embarked on a thorough renovation and extension of their outdated 1950s home in Newcastle.
After living in the house for a couple years, the couple was able to really understand what they needed from their home and how to design a renovation that would fit their lifestyle.
At first the couple had no plans to make radical changes to the house. They had £60,000 to spend on refurbishments and, after selling their London flat, their main goal was to live mortgage-free.
“I’ve renovated quite a few properties in the past,” says Carole. “From those experiences, I knew we could just about afford to make a few alterations to the kitchen and bathrooms, decorate, and put doors in the dining room to improve access into the garden.”