Be inspired by this characterful 1940s semi-detached home in Hertfordshire

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  • Taking on a period house that hadn’t been touched for many years was a challenge that appealed to the owner and her husband: ‘We absolutely knew that we could make a huge difference and create a home we could be truly proud of.’ They’d done everything they could to their previous two-bedroom 1980s house nearby, where they’d lived for nearly five years. ‘We were both brought up in this area of Hertfordshire, so we wanted to stay close to our family, but knew if we were going for a bigger home, it would have to be somewhere that needed work doing.’

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