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Homes and renovations

When you're planning major renovations, a passion for DIY can make a huge difference to what can be achieved for your budget. The owners of this Victorian house in Manchester have devoted countless hours to doing almost everything themselves, with absolutely stunning results.

You can follow Uli and Alex's journey on Insta @homes_and_renovations, but meanwhile let’s take a peek inside.

Dramatically dark walls and fittings create an eye-catching contrast to the white freestanding tub and Hampton and Astley indulgently thick towels.

Dramatically dark walls and fittings create an eye-catching contrast to the white freestanding tub and Hampton and Astley indulgently thick towels.

The period style bedroom features freshly sanded and stained floor boards, newly paneled walls and a vintage cast iron radiator.

The period style bedroom features freshly sanded and stained floor boards, newly paneled walls and a vintage cast iron radiator.

Where once there was a wall, there are now Crittal doors, adding light and space to the extended kitchen.

Where once there was a wall, there are now Crittal doors, adding light and space to the extended kitchen.

After spending so much time working on the house, the beautiful living room provides a welcome place for Uli and Alex to unwind...

After spending so much time working on the house, the beautiful living room provides a welcome place for Uli and Alex to unwind...

...With a wood-burning stove adding the ultimate touch of comfort.

...With a wood-burning stove adding the ultimate touch of comfort. 

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