- Lyndsey Gyane, 42, bought her house in Halewood, Liverpool, for £170,000 in April 2018 to renovate it
- She carried out extensive renovation works on the property to transform it into a stunning modern home
- It was the first time Lyndsey had ever renovated a property and the house is now valued at £280,000
A mother has revealed how she added £110,000 to the value of her three bedroom home by doing the majority of the renovations and redecorating herself.
Lyndsey Gyane, 42, bought the three-bedroom house in Halewood, Liverpool, with her partner in April 2018 for around £170,000 and thanks to her incredible renovations the property is now worth £280,000.
The transformation of the house was documented on her Instagram account Home At 242 which now has 157,000 followers.
And the proud DIY enthusiast, who did most of the redecorating herself says she’s managed to make her ‘three bed semi in Liverpool’ look like a half a million pound house.
‘While we have hired people to do the major renovations, I’ve done most of it myself, all the decor is done by me,’ she told the Liverpool Echo.
‘People look at it on Instagram and think it’s a half-a-million-pound house, but it’s not, it’s just a three-bed semi in Liverpool.
Lyndsey always knew the home had potential – but had never taken on a DIY project of this kind before.
However, through determination and hard work, she and Shaun have created the ‘perfect family space’.
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‘We’ve created the perfect family space to enjoy and we wouldn’t change a thing,’ she said. ‘We had tradesmen do the building work, but we designed it and worked with the architect to do the drawings exactly how we wanted it.
‘I also made some changes to the design once the building work started as I could visualise it better.’
The home is now unrecognisable with modern features such as an electric fire replacing the old traditional fireplace in the living room, a modern open-plan kitchen and a spa-style bathroom – the result of knocking down the wall between the toilet and the bathroom.
The living room also has a skylight, while in the hallway the couple have ripped out the old wooden bannister to the second floor and replaced it with a contemporary glass bannister.
The pièce de résistance however, is the garden with its sun spot and grey tiling, accessible through the kitchen and gorgeous bifold doors.
As for the exterior, the roughcast surface has been replaced with a bright white shade.
Lyndsey’s added that her favourite room is ‘the extension and the bathroom’, which features a huge tub.
The couple decided to document their project on Instagram and have since the start racked up more than 130,000 followers on their account Home At 242.
The DIY expert now shares tips with her loyal fans and is loving spending time in her new beautiful home.