Take a look around this lovely Leicestershire semi

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  • This 1930s three-bedroom semi-detached property in Leicestershire was bought by its owners in 2006 – they moved into it in 2008. ‘It was in a terrible state,’ says the owner. ‘There were dated features, such as 1970s stone cladding and gas fire, and the boiler had been condemned.’

    The couple redesigned and renovated the ground floor first. When they moved in it was a collection of strange little rooms and the owners had to work with what they had alongside their dream of spacious semi open-plan living.

    The building work took almost three months. They widened and raised an archway from the living room through to the dining area, ripped out the stone cladding and Artex chimney breast in the living room and replaced the old gas fire with a vintage cast-iron fireplace they found at a local supplier. They rebuilt the extension and added modern patio doors that lead out to the garden.

    Since finishing the initial ground floor work, they have gradually added new bathrooms and a kitchen and redecorated throughout.

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