Be inspired by this 1920s detached property in Buckinghamshire

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The owner of this lovely property in Buckinghamshire is the area manager and buyer for a local hospice and its charity shops. She bought her home in 2006 and moved in with her three children. ‘The location was ideal,’ she says, ‘as it was within walking distance of the school.’

When she first moved in, the house felt homely. ‘It had been home to the previous family for 20 years. In fact the loft still had the children’s drawings pinned to the wall and, nine years on, I still don’t have the heart to take them down!’

Although the decor was a little tired, the bathrooms dated and the five bedrooms slightly small, the property provided the flexible living space that the family needed.

Among the first works to be carried out were removing a chimney breast and linen cupboard from the smallest bedroom in order to get a bed into it, adding a new bathroom and en-suite and removing a downstairs shower and replacing it with a utility-cum-cloakroom.

Image credit: Rachael Smith
Image credit: Rachael Smith
Image credit: Rachael Smith
Image credit: Rachael Smith
Image credit: Rachael Smith
Image credit: Rachael Smith
Image credit: Rachael Smith
Image credit: Rachael Smith
Image credit: Rachael Smith
Image credit: Rachael Smith

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