With the new year in tow, why not up the ante on your property search? Perhaps you looking for a property to renovate or one that is ready to move into?

With house prices still on the up, buying a property which requires a little work can allow you to invest in the property over time. In the long run, you can add value and make the property work better for your lifestyle. Renovations can be a smart way for the savvy buyer to stretch their budget further and ultimately create the home of their dreams.

Not all rIMG_13656_9_originalenovations mean knocking down walls, simply a lick of paint and new flooring could be all it takes to transform a property. Take this four bedroom detached house for example, which is currently being marketed by our Ash Vale branch at a guide price of £389,950.

This well-proportioned family home is well located in a quiet cul-de-sac, in amongst other detached family homes. The family friendly property is located close to popular schools and amenities and a little bit of time and pinch of imagination could transform it completely.

IMG_13458_1_originalAdmittedly, renovations are not for the faint hearted and may not appeal to everyone. Our Ash Vale branch currently offers a couple of properties where the owners have already put in the hard work for you and maximised the potential of the property. Take this stunning character property for example, believed to date back to the early 1900’s. Standing tall and proud in its modern décor, the property is well located, close to Ash Vale train station. Offering three good sized double bedrooms, complete with original features such as coved ceilings, bay windows and a cast iron fireplace in the master bedroom the home has been finished to a high specification.

The front of the property has seen significant improvements over time with a gravelled driveway and clean exterior walls. A covered porch to the front of the property leads into a light airy hall, which flows through to the reception rooms. The solid bamboo flooring adds warmth, which coupled with the cast iron log burner creates a warm cosy environment. The kitchen has also been refitted to the same high specification as the rest of the property. Its contemporary finish and clean modern look reflects the feel of the rest of the property and is beautifully finished with wooden worktops. Leading onto the conservatory, which boasts French doors and overlooks the rear garden, the kitchen is definitely the hub of this home. This is an ideal bonus for those all important social events and perfect for those who like to rule the roost!

IMG_11515_6_originalSimilarly, this charming Victorian bungalow has been refurbished by its current owners to a clean modern finish. The detached home is set in a residential area, close to woodland and well located within walking distant to local amenities. Offering three bedrooms, the home is smartly presented with a neutral scheme throughout, enhancing the natural light and space. The entrance to the home leads onto all three bedrooms as well as the living area to the back of the property. All three bedrooms are a good size, with the master boasting a charming bay window. The kitchen is fitted with clean white units, with the black work tops adding a modern touch. The large space also offers room for a breakfast area and also benefits from a utility room to the rear. With access to the rear garden and a garage which is also to the rear of the property, the kitchen is well placed and easily accessible within the home.  

So whatever you decide is the best move for you there are options out there. Our team of professional advisors can guide you with your search and advise you on properties which are available to suit your needs. For further information, or to arrange a viewing of on any of the above properties please contact our Ash Vale branch on 01252 353030 or ashvale@mackenziesmith.co.uk.