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A mum with no DIY experience has transformed her house into her dream home in the space of just two years.
42 year-old mum of two Lyndsey Gynane lives in Halewood in Liverpool with her partner and has been sharing the evolution of her three-bed semi, which she says has added £110,000 to its value from the £170,000 they paid for it back in 2018.
Lyndsey told the Liverpool Echo: "When we came to view it we knew the potential.
"We wanted to make it all open and renovate each bedroom and make it into a family home.
"We'd not renovated before, it was our first time doing it but with the vision we had we knew we could make it into more than a three-bed semi.
"People look at it on Instagram and think it's half a million pound house, but it's not, it's just a three bed semi in Liverpool.
The house has been given a modern makeover starting from its exterior: once pebble-dash it is now bright white, with matching window frames and a front door that matches the wood interior.
Inside, there's now a glass banister, a plush carpet and white tiles.
Lyndsey has put in a modern electric fire instead of the old fireplace which used to exist in the living room; other highlights include a large open-plan kitchen with bifold doors that open up into the garden, while upstairs there's now a large spa-style bathroom, created by knocking a wall through between the original bathroom and toilet.
What's really surprised Lyndsey though was that, after deciding to document the improvements that she was making on Instagram, her account - Home At 242 - has amassed more than 130,000 followers.
"It's just gone crazy, it's a little bit mental," she told the Liverpool Echo. "People are following to see how we've done it, what we've done and also for inspiration.
"I have documented it all to help other people as well with their renovations.
"Many tell me 'I didn't realise how you can transform an old house', so I just give little bits of advice and stuff.
"While we have hired people to do the major renovations, I've done most of it myself, all the decor is done by me."
While it's likely that the makeover probably offset some of the £110,000 value added to the house, it's still an impressive feat that Lyndsey's achieved, with the added bonus that she's now considered by her followers to be something of a DIY expert.
But what's been her favourite bit of re-design?
She told the Echo: "Obviously the extension and open plan and bifolds - that's the main feature, but the bathroom is a big thing for me, because the bathroom and how we transformed that... it's like a little mini spa now.
"I love my baths, and it's like my little sanctuary with the feel you get from it."
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