Kevin and Gemma Manning’s bungalow renovation followed a move to find more space and be closer to schools for their two children. Within five months of listing their home, it had sold and they’d found – and moved into – the perfect bungalow to renovate in one of their favourite areas of Broadstairs, with the sea right at the end of the road.
They also had a hunch they would be able to get planning permission relatively easily; there were five other bungalow-to-house conversions on that road alone. “We just fell in love with it,” says Kevin.
These house plans prove Kevin and Gemma’s ambition to turn this bungalow into both a sizable and functional family home that will serve them well, whilst allowing them to save on the initial purchase. A true transformation from its previous single storey build, this renovation feels light, airy and skillful in its execution.
There were a few things Kevin hadn’t tackled before, like the balconies, but this just provided more opportunity to extend his skillset – and save some more money. “I was quoted £9,000 by a company to fit them, but I found a system that I thought I could put together myself,” he says. “This cost just over £2,000 instead, which was a pretty good saving!”
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