If you love the idea of putting your stamp on a property, then look no further than these four homes, which range from needing a simple update to a total renovation.
Some people baulk at the idea of buying a home that needs work, but if you tend to look at unloved spaces and immediately start imagining how they could look with a little effort, then perhaps a fixer-upper is for you.
While some properties will need just a fresh coat of paint and some new fixtures, others will require a total overhaul, so it’s important to keep in mind just what kind of work you’re willing to take on.
Here are four properties that have great potential but need modernisation, all requiring various degrees of work.
This three-bed bungalow sits on a half-acre site and is just 12 kilometres from Mullingar. It needs modernisation throughout, but is in good condition, so could be moved into and worked on room by room if required.
The large amount of land surrounding it also provides the potential to extend, subject to planning permission.
If you’re after a more urban location, this Limerick two-bed home is within walking distance of the city centre and all its amenities.
Inside, the rooms are small, but the house has the potential to be reconfigured to make better use of the space, with an open plan kitchen and living area more suited to modern living. A rear yard also offers the opportunity to extend the property slightly.
An attractive two-bed home on almost two acres of land, this stone property has recently been restored, with a new roof and double glazed windows. This means that no major work is required, but a new owner will probably want to modernise the interiors.
This house also has the potential to extend for those who would require more space, or you could simply create a spacious garden to enjoy.
One that will require a bit more work, this two-bed cottage is in definite need of an update inside, although the kitchen in particular is well-sized.
Situated on an acre of land, there is potential to extend subject to planning permission, while the house is just 40 minutes from Waterford and 15 minutes from Clonmel.
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