…By Lola Smith for TDPel Media.
Martin Roberts, presenter of BBC TV’s property programme Homes Under The Hammer, visited a terrace house in Aberfan that was going to auction for £58,000.
While he was distracted by the layout of the three bedrooms, which he described as ‘wibbly wobbly,’ civil engineer and site manager Jason purchased the house for £73,000.
Jason bought the house as a present for his son Cian’s 21st birthday, so that he could get onto the property ladder.
Although the odd-shaped rooms could have been reconfigured into two larger bedrooms, the father and son decided to leave them as they were.
The duo had a budget of £10,000 and six to seven weeks to renovate the house, with most of the work being done by Jason and Cian.
Fourteen weeks later, when the programme returned, the house had been decorated from top to bottom, with a new kitchen and bathroom and a tidy garden with new turf.
The wibbly wobbly bedrooms remained the same except for an extra socket installed by Cian, who also redid most of the lights in the swishy new kitchen and installed a new electrical board.
The father and son had invested £78,000 in the house and spent only £5,000 on the renovation.
The estimated resale value was between £115,000 – £120,000, surprising both Jason and Cian.
The article highlights the story of a father who buys a house as a present for his son’s 21st birthday.
This story is interesting because of the father’s intention to get his son onto the property ladder.
The article is also engaging because of the odd-shaped rooms in the house that perplexed Martin Roberts.
The father and son’s renovation of the house within their budget is inspiring, as is their determination to do it again.
The article is well-structured with clear headings and subheadings.
The use of before-and-after photos is helpful in understanding the transformation of the house.
The writer’s commentary on the renovation project adds depth to the article, making it more than just a retelling of events.
Overall, the article is an enjoyable read with useful information on a unique renovation project.
It will appeal to readers who are interested in property renovation, first-time buyers, and those looking for an inspiring story.