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Couple Completely Revamp Drab House Into Dream Home With Outdoor Cinema

Couple Completely Revamp Drab House Into Dream Home With Outdoor Cinema

There's nothing more satisfying than an amazing home transformation.

Seeing a rundown, sad looking build injected with new life is lovely to behold - and that's why we're obsessed with what Jordan and Shaine Wells from Swindon have done with theirs.

The couple live in a victorian mid-terrace, built as part of a community of houses built for the workers of the railway, in the Wiltshire town.

But the gorgeous home they now live in once looked very different.

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The couple's living room has been revamped (Credit: Jordy Wells)
The couple's living room has been revamped (Credit: Jordy Wells)

First spotted on Tyla's Facebook Group 'In Your Space', Jordan, 27, told us: "We moved into the house 30 August 2018, exactly four weeks before we got married - so we were head first into a reno whilst tying up all the finishing touches to our wedding.

"I also had started a new job that week, so had to work overseas in Germany for a week of that time - it was very stressful but so rewarding."

Costing less than £15,000 and done almost entirely by themselves, Jordan and Shaine have managed to transform their home both inside and out.

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The kitchen has been spruced up with new counter tops and tiles (Credit: Jordy Wells)
The kitchen has been spruced up with new counter tops and tiles (Credit: Jordy Wells)

Jordan continued: "We're coming up to 2 years of owning the house and we've completely transformed the living room, dining room, kitchen, bathroom and garden.

"As a victorian property that was pretty much left untouched by the previous owners for 15 years, we needed to strip the house back to brick in every room, rewire, plaster and decorate.

"In the kitchen area, they had left a pokey kitchen and utility so we knocked these through and put two steel beams in to open up the space.

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The garden before needed major work (Credit: Jordy Wells)
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"The garden was landscaped, with a new decking and seating area all built from scratch."

In a move we'll most definitely be stealing, Jordan and Shaine even made their back garden into an outdoor cinema complete with a projector - which they got for £75 - and a seating area made from old pallets discarded by a warehouse.

Now, it even includes a cosy outdoor cinema (Credit: Jordy Wells)
Now, it even includes a cosy outdoor cinema (Credit: Jordy Wells)
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But while the couple have made incredible progress with their home so far, they still have big plans for the upper half of the house.

"We're just about to embark on a large loft conversion with dormer, that will house our master bedroom & ensuite - so the upstairs of our house is a work in progress," says Jordan.

"80% of the house has been DIY by us and family - we've only got specialist trades in when we needed to or don't have the knowledge.

"We've done everything on a very tight budget - the entire house so far has cost less than £15k."

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Who knew a bathroom could look so good?! (Credit: Jordy Wells)
Who knew a bathroom could look so good?! (Credit: Jordy Wells)

We love the after photos of Jordan and Shaine's stylish home - and we'll most definitely be stealing the outdoor cinema idea! You can check out Jordan's Instagram account here.

Featured Image Credit: Jordy Wells

Topics: Life News, Home, DIY, Life, Interiors

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Ciara is a freelance writer working for Tyla. After graduating with an English Lit and Media degree from the University of Sussex, Ciara held jobs at GLAMOUR and Yahoo Style before packing up for a solo travelling trip around South America.