What We Did:
As there was no heating system we plumbed the house and installed radiators in all rooms and a new A rated oil boiler with zoned heating. The floors and walls were pumped with insulation. The attic was filled with insulation 300ml which is the required level to meet todays standards Floors were restored, sanded and varnished. The front of the house was plastered as the orginal pebble dash which was old and tired and kerb unappealing. The roof tiles were primed and painted to freshen up the exterior of the property. The driveway was filled with decorative stone and kerbing, outside lights were installed to include lamps on the entrance pilars. The bathrooms were tiled and all sanitary ware was changed to medium range products. You will never get an old bath to look new. The internal and external was painted with refreshing colours, internally we used greys and externally we used neutral colours. Light fittings were all replaced with low energy bulbs. We knocked walls to add more light and we painted an existing Kitchen units Gun Metal Grey which was far cheaper than replacing it.
Advised market value prior to refurbishment: region €165,000
Investment amount: €38,500
Sold for: €280,000
Project Year: 2017