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    • maimee magic
    • By maimee magic 9th Mar 18, 11:56 AM
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    Restyle 1960/70s house
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    Restyle 1960/70s house 9th Mar 18 at 11:56 AM
    I can only find a 1960/70s house to buy in an area I want to live in. Does anyone know of any good sites to look at for ideas of how to turn it into an attractive looking house. Had a look on Pinterest and googled it, getting some ideas but would appreciate any other suggestions. Also if anyone has any idea of how much it would cost. It's a 4 bed detached in Crosby, Liverpool and needs everything doing, kitchen, bathroom etc. Thanks for any suggestions.
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    • Rambosmum
    • By Rambosmum 9th Mar 18, 1:41 PM
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    Personally I'd play to it's strengths rather than trying to turn it in to smething it isn't.

    But that really depends on what its actually like - how much is it on for or can you post the rightmove link?
    • Surrey_EA
    • By Surrey_EA 9th Mar 18, 1:44 PM
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    Here is a company near me that specialise in that sort of thing:

    http://www.backtofrontexteriordesign.com/projects/finished-projects/
    • bouicca21
    • By bouicca21 9th Mar 18, 2:07 PM
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    You mean restyling the outside? At some point what now looks old fashioned will become desirable - think of the way people moan about pebble dashing on Edwardian houses. I'd leave the exterior alone and concentrate on the interior.
    • ReadingTim
    • By ReadingTim 9th Mar 18, 3:15 PM
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    This lot might give you an idea of the cost of half of the project....
    • AndyTails
    • By AndyTails 9th Mar 18, 4:00 PM
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    • 9th Mar 18, 4:00 PM
    Watch George Clarke's TV program Ugly House to Lovely House.

    Most of it is too "architectural" for my liking, but it might give you some ideas.
    • maimee magic
    • By maimee magic 10th Mar 18, 1:36 PM
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    • 10th Mar 18, 1:36 PM
    Thanks for all your replies so far. Here's the link; ://www.zoopla.co.uk/for-sale/details/46410612?swwwearch_identifier=c94938aa9c79983792a1 673e500f081c#txDrwmXG13vZligL.97
    Think it's such an ugly house but the locations good.
    • maimee magic
    • By maimee magic 10th Mar 18, 1:39 PM
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    Ugly house to
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    Yes watched all these.
    • bouicca21
    • By bouicca21 10th Mar 18, 2:45 PM
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    +1 for it not being ugly, just plain. For that amount of internal space I'd not be worried about what it looks like from the outside.
    • LittleMax
    • By LittleMax 10th Mar 18, 3:09 PM
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    It's not ugly. Personally, I don't like the replacement windows that have been put in as the openers are not in proportion. I would be looking at other houses in the area for an idea of how the windows would have looked originally and put it back to something more in keeping. The front door also needs changing as that style does not fit with the 70's.
    That's it!
    • Slinky
    • By Slinky 10th Mar 18, 4:20 PM
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    This would be an option?

    http://www.backtofrontexteriordesign.com/our-work/1960s-new-england-makeover-in-bramhall-cheshire/

    If you think your's is ugly, ours has 1960s green hung tiles from the lower windows right to the eaves on it. It's tempting to try and make it prettier, but then it would look out of keeping with the neighbouring properties.

    Location won out with us.
    • maimee magic
    • By maimee magic 10th Mar 18, 5:56 PM
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    Houses are so subjective. One man's ugly is another man's plain. 2 recommendations for back to front. Very interesting. Thanks. Agree with Penitent that rendering would be a good idea. Think I'll have to have a chat with a builder to get an idea of how much it all might cost.
    • franklee
    • By franklee 10th Mar 18, 6:23 PM
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    I think the house frontage looks OK apart from the porch. Can't make out what it's faced with but perhaps a plain render on just the porch and new front door would look more modern.

    I'd be planting the front garden with something more interesting than a drab hedge to give yourself a nice view from both inside and outside.

    The back garden is a good size, I like it.
    • shortcrust
    • By shortcrust 10th Mar 18, 6:34 PM
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    I!!!8217;m more of an evolution sort of decorator. I like to live somewhere for a good few months before doing much, then I go bit by bit. What I!!!8217;ve done with a house after living there for a year is often miles away from what I imagined I!!!8217;d do when I first moved in.

    Edit: That!!!8217;ll teach me not read much beyond the title. Assumed we were talking interiors.
    Last edited by shortcrust; 10-03-2018 at 6:39 PM.
    • Callie22
    • By Callie22 10th Mar 18, 7:58 PM
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    If you think your's is ugly, ours has 1960s green hung tiles from the lower windows right to the eaves on it. It's tempting to try and make it prettier, but then it would look out of keeping with the neighbouring properties.
    Originally posted by Slinky
    To be honest though I think it can look worse when things like that are taken away. I live in a 60s-built house that has red hung tiles on half of the front. I like them as they give the house character and are a period feature. There are some houses on my street where the tiles have been taken off and the fronts rendered, and they just look so bland and not quite right. Other houses have had the tiles painted more 'modern' colours (like grey) and again, it looks a bit odd. There are lots of things I like about my house - it has decent sized rooms, big windows etc - and I think as many of the features should be preserved as they are what they are and were part of the original 'vision'. I can see in another 30 years people moaning as much about modernised 60s and 70s houses as they do now about modernised Victorian and Edwardian places.
    • Amanda_Cm
    • By Amanda_Cm 10th Mar 18, 10:46 PM
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    +1 the house is not ugly.
    I like the layout. The interior is so 70s but can be fixed.
    • AnotherJoe
    • By AnotherJoe 11th Mar 18, 12:03 AM
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    What Amanda said, not ugly, fix the interior where you've got tons of space to work with.
    • RedFraggle
    • By RedFraggle 11th Mar 18, 8:41 AM
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    Replace the windows, render and clad.
    Officially in a clique of idiots
    • gwynlas
    • By gwynlas 11th Mar 18, 8:53 AM
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    Restyle 1960/70s house
    Great spacious house, Do not render as this would detract from brickwork and require maintenance. front door is out of character and internal doors are a mish mash, glass might require changing to safety glass,
    Mid century 50s,60s,70s very in at the moment visit fairs and check out scandinavian look.
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