Our fifth renovation project  was our smallest to date.  After selling our second renovation project, Thorold Road, we struggled to find a new property to transfer the our mortgage to. Market conditions in Southampton were at a peak, and despite a number of above asking price offers, we failed to find a…

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Vale Drive, a two bedroom ground floor flat situated in Midanbury, Southampton became our fourth renovation project.  It also became our first property rental.  But it came about by complete accident.  We weren’t even looking for another projects! Darren had been asked by the nephew of previous owner to quote on…

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We started our third renovation project before we had even finished our second renovation.  Only this project was a little more different that the other two.  Our third renovation project was a commercial renovation.  Not only did we renovate a building, we also opened a business at the same time. Dora’s Cups…

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If we thought our first home renovation was hard going, our second home renovation, now becoming known as ‘Metcalfe Makeovers’ was in another league altogether! The three bedroom semi detached property which we bought in March 2013 was in a pretty bad state. We actually brought the house in the dark…

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The first chapter of Metcalfe Makeovers began back in 2008, when aged just 21, I bought my first home with my husband, Darren.  Our 1950’s semi detached corner plot home ticked a lot of boxes.  There were three bedrooms, a nice garden, garage and parking, and Midanbury seemed like a…

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