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Couple, 23, share their renovation diary as they transform their home

by Lonna Oldham (2020-11-10)

A couple who transformed their first home from drab bungalow to a modern, minimalist dream in less than a year have shared their renovation video diary.  

Kate Brown and Paul Fordham, both 23, from Thurrock, Essex, bought the outdated property for £310,000 after discovering it had been vacant for four years.

After picking up the keys in February, the couple started the extensive work, removing faded carpets, updating the bathroom and gutting the old-fashioned kitchen.  

Kate, an apprentice lawyer, and Paul, a gas engineer, had help from family and friends and a budget of around £30,000 to complete the renovations