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Derelict Bungalow Couple Bought For £295k Is Unrecognisable Following Two-Year Makeover

Derelict Bungalow Couple Bought For £295k Is Unrecognisable Following Two-Year Makeover

Here at Tyla, we've got a lot of time for home transformations, and this bungalow revamp might be one of our faves ever.

Jaime Craven, 29, and husband Jack, 28, bought a dingy, derelict bungalow for £295,000 and spent 18 months painstakingly renovating it.They bought the detached bungalow in Rugeley, Staffs, previously used a student house, back in 2017, when it was falling into disrepair.

But you'd never know it now, as they've transformed it into a stunning five-bed, five-bathroom home, fit with a playroom and dressing room to suit every fashion-lover's dreams.

It's honestly goals.

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The transformation is incredible (Credit: Caters)
The transformation is incredible (Credit: Caters)

The couple - who are parents to Mila, four, and two-year-old Penny - took two years to transform the bungalow, turning it into a completely different space thanks to bargains on Facebook marketplace, including a brand new bath that originally cost £600 only costing them £60.

"The house is quite unique - we've gone with a dark theme with natural wood and lots of plants but I love it," Jaime said.

"We did all of the work ourselves apart from the knocking down the house and building the roof. We've spent a lot of time doing this up and making it into our perfect home."

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The home is super plush now (Credit: Caters)
The home is super plush now (Credit: Caters)

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The couple, who own two businesses together, have prior experience renovating homes, having worked on three in the past.

But this is their first large-scale renovation project - and Jaime was pregnant with Penny when they started.

The mum added: "The bungalow was being used as a rental property prior to being sold but we knew we were going to completely knock it down and start again - the windows were made of wood which had rotted, it was very cold, there were a lot of narrow corridors and tiny rooms.

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The house needed a lot of work (Credit: Caters)
The house needed a lot of work (Credit: Caters)

"This is our fourth renovation but definitely the biggest - we'll probably stay here until the children have finished school as it's our dream home and it's in a really desired area.

"We moved in in December 2017 and it didn't have electrics or gas - I was seven months pregnant at the time but it was just about liveable.

Now it's super modern (Credit: Caters)
Now it's super modern (Credit: Caters)
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"The renovation so far has cost us about £60,000 but we're going to add another extension so that we can have a completely separate kitchen and study area."

This looks absolutely amazing!

Featured Image Credit: Caters

Topics: Style News, Interiors

Joanna Freedman

Joanna is a journalist at Tyla with a particular interest in highlighting women's issues and telling inspiring first person stories. She's also their resident foodie, and loves covering exciting new beauty launches, too. Contact her at [email protected]