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If I show you the back of a house may I have some suggestions please?

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LaurieFairyCake Tue 09-Aug-16 15:29:19

It's hideous. The end of the house is the bathroom next to the kitchen so can't move it without spending 20k to put it upstairs.

We might still do that. But even if we do a side return extension is out of the question as it's too expensive for the road.

If I could afford to move the bathroom upstairs I think the best I can make of it is French doors at the end and have a bigger kitchen?

Anyone got any other ideas? smile

wowfudge Tue 09-Aug-16 15:51:56

Photo please!

pegomassive1 Tue 09-Aug-16 15:53:01

Please show us for ideas smile

LaurieFairyCake Tue 09-Aug-16 15:53:24

How could I forget that grin

imsorryiasked Tue 09-Aug-16 15:56:49

Can you look round any of the purges in the street? Or look online for the planning applications?

imsorryiasked Tue 09-Aug-16 15:57:18

Houses not purges

NotMrsTumble Tue 09-Aug-16 16:01:33

Your best bet would be to have a look at what others in similar houses in your area have done - we were able to visit houses in the area with completed projects similar to the ones we wanted to undertake. We even had our architect visit them too. It really helps you to visualise what's possible, and what works. Also have a good look at the info on any for sale round about. It will a) let you see what they've done and b) what value /price premium has resulted.

CathFromCooberPedy Tue 09-Aug-16 16:03:14

We have a similar layout but the extension sticky out bit is a utility room with the bathroom upstairs above it. We took the window out of the kitchen diner and put in french doors. It has absolutely changed the room and let bloody love it. Can you do that with your window there (not the one in the bathroom of couse!)

NotMrsTumble Tue 09-Aug-16 16:03:28

But a coat of paint might help in the short term! grin

Fairylea Tue 09-Aug-16 16:07:41

I would replace the window with French doors, paint the whole back of the house in a cream paint and then pull up the hideous slabs in the garden, dig it all over and lay a new path and turf.

Fairylea Tue 09-Aug-16 16:08:35

Much like the house to the right actually having another look! And a new wooden fence to the left would help too.

LaurieFairyCake Tue 09-Aug-16 16:17:54

Oh goody, ideas grin

It definitely needs a new fence. Actually the other sides fence, though nice is too short and I don't like it. I'd like my own fence, nice lateral boards ( modern looking) - it's only about 15 foot across so really both sides need to match.

The house is right at the top of the budget so I'd have to wait a while to move the bathroom unfortunately.

LaurieFairyCake Tue 09-Aug-16 16:26:44

Picture of back garden - you can see the fence is a bit low

HerdsOfWilderbeest Tue 09-Aug-16 16:29:29

Garden looks like a green tub party!

HerdsOfWilderbeest Tue 09-Aug-16 16:29:55

Drunk one throwing up by the fence.

HerdsOfWilderbeest Tue 09-Aug-16 16:30:39

Are you buying the house off ebay ?

LaurieFairyCake Tue 09-Aug-16 16:34:30

It's bad grin and is stupidly expensive at over half a million quid

The tubs look insane.

OliviaBenson Tue 09-Aug-16 16:34:41

You might only actually own one fence so wouldn't be able to replace them both.

To be honest, it's not that bad and quite a typical layout for that type of house in the UK. Perhaps it's not the one for you?

LaurieFairyCake Tue 09-Aug-16 16:39:28

Yes, I've had 3 or 4 houses the same - but I've been able to afford a side return extension or moving the bathroom.

Now I really can't do either quickly.

I would build my own fence on the inside of theirs - I think it's worth it to have them matching as they're so close together.

LaurieFairyCake Tue 09-Aug-16 16:40:23

Actually I don't know what to do with the side return at all without doing an extension hmmconfused

wowfudge Tue 09-Aug-16 16:46:09

Paint the render/pebble dash, replace the wire fence and treat the other one. Smarten up the garden. I have seen far, far worse.

YelloDraw Tue 09-Aug-16 16:51:35

I would build my own fence on the inside of theirs - I think it's worth it to have them matching as they're so close together.


I don't think the house looks bad for its type - the garden makes it look sruffy. Sort that out and house will look much nicer.

LaurieFairyCake Tue 09-Aug-16 16:55:00

I've not put pictures of the inside - it's sooooo bad

The bathroom has a cream bath, an avocado sink, and a white loo - all three mismatched grin

Artandco Tue 09-Aug-16 16:59:48

I don't think you need to do an extension unless you actually need the space right now

1) paint the whole back to tidy it up
2) fences in garden and sort garden
3) nice garden sofa seating corner right next to the bathroom part at back of house.
4) add a few pots with thin but tall plants in in the narrow alley part
5) maybe deck or pave from back door, down alley, and a big area across first 1/4 of garden where the seating area would be

YelloDraw Tue 09-Aug-16 17:38:24

The bathroom has a cream bath, an avocado sink, and a white loo - all three mismatched

Wow. That is quite some style statement. Luckily a nice white bathroom is relatively cheap eh?

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