Amy is a mum of three who loves her family and loves to add value to her home, and this is evident in her 1930s home that has been completely transformed into a modern home. It started off as a bathroom renovation with the aim of creating a “kids room and a library”. After that, Amy decided to move on to the rest of the house.
This blog post is about a 1930’s cottage in the suburbs of Atlanta that was rescued by a mother-of-three who renovated and renovated. The original 1920’s home, which was part of the original village of Shallowford was built by a local contractor, and was purchased by the family of the current owner in 1989.
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The 1930s house has seen better days, but Naomi has given it a new lease of life (Picture: Jam Press)
Naomi Pierpoint, 36, purchased her three-bedroom semi-detached house in 2008, and it was outdated and antiquated.
However, during the past 13 years, she has gradually changed and expanded the home with a budget of £63,000, adding £100,000 to its worth.
The mother-of-three paid £129,950 for her house in Heysham, Lancashire, and has since transformed it into a dream five-bedroom home for her husband Ian Pierpoint, 36, and their three children, Ava, 10, Joel, 8, and Evan, two.
The first interior makeover cost £13,000 and took nine months to complete in order to make the house habitable for the family.
Following the birth of their first child, Ava, in 2011, the expanding family spent £10,000 on a conservatory to serve as a playroom.
Previously, the main bedroom (Photo credit: @home on point/Jam Press)
After the renovation, one of the bedrooms (Photo: Jam Press/@home on point)
Naomi just updated her bedroom with paneling (photo courtesy of Jam Press/@home on point).
Then, in 2019, they spent approximately £40,000 on a hip-to-gable loft addition to accommodate their third kid.
‘We performed most of the work ourselves with the assistance of our tradesmen friends, which helped us save money and we didn’t mind getting our hands filthy,’ Naomi said.
‘I like decorating and still do all of my own painting and decorating. It’s soothing for me, and I like the challenge of attempting new things and learning new abilities.’
The previous state of the kitchen (Photo credit: @home on point/Jam Press)
After (Photo courtesy of Jam Press/@home on point)
Previously, the primary bathroom (Image courtesy of Jam Press/@home on point) (Photo courtesy of Jam Press/@home on point)
Following that, the bathroom (Photo credit: @home on point/Jam Press)
They were both living in their childhood homes when they received the keys, so they immediately went to work tearing down the wall between the dining room and the small kitchen and turning the basement into an open plan living area.
To make room for furnishings, they also removed superfluous internal and external doors.
The old kitchen was replaced with a £3,000 Homebase kitchen, and the creaking wooden bay windows in the living room and master bedroom were replaced with double glazed UPVC windows that cost $2,000.
When they discovered they needed to rewire the whole home, which cost £3,000, they hit an unforeseen snag.
The previous living room (Photo credit: @home on point/Jam Press)
The finished living room (photo courtesy of Jam Press/@home on point)
Previously, the dining room (Photo credit: @home on point/Jam Press)
After (Photo courtesy of Jam Press/@home on point)
Following that, they replaced the’very old-fashioned’ carpet downstairs with dark wood laminate flooring from Homebase, which cost about £1,500 including installation.
They spent £600 to have the downstairs walls scraped to make them smooth for painting, but Naomi utilized feature wallpaper in the property’s two biggest bedrooms to create statement walls.
She installed mirrored and art deco furnishings, as well as a walk-in closet in the smallest bedroom.
‘In 2016, we finally decided to renovate the bathroom – we took everything out and began over with a hot bathroom suite,’ she said.
‘We discovered goods on sale from several businesses, which helped us save a lot of money.’
Before, the office was used as a third bedroom. (Photo credit: @home on point/Jam Press)
One of the loft bedrooms (photo courtesy of Jam Press/@home on point)
The loft conversrion’s office (Photo: Jam Press/@home on point)
The loft conversion’s bathroom (Photo credit: @home on point/Jam Press)
‘Instead of tiles, we chose shower wall panels for three walls since they are easier to maintain and clean. The aesthetic was textured slate, and I really liked how natural it looked. The whole cost was about £500.
‘To save space, we utilized a smaller sink unit and had the door switched around to open into the hallway; the entire cost, including labor, was £2,000.’
They moved out for two weeks with a newborn when their youngest child was born, while the roof was removed and steelwork for the hip-to-gable loft addition was constructed.
After pictures of my daughter’s room (Photo credit: @home on point/Jam Press)
The addition included two bedrooms and a second bathroom, which Naomi decorated with an eBay-purchased matt-black shower frame and a £500 white marble impression shower panel from the Linda Barker collection.
Naomi has made modifications to their initial selections along the road due to the duration of the remodeling process.
They spent £1,400 to replace the previous flooring throughout the house with a more neutral carpet and grey wood look quick-step carpeting, and Naomi spent £30 to install grey MDF paneling behind the bed to create a faux chimney breast.
She added £40 MDF panels to the cabinets in her now 13-year-old kitchen, which she subsequently painted with £28 Farrow and Ball eggshell paint in Strong White.
She also used Wilkinson’s tile paint to renew the blue kitchen tiles, which cost just £12.
Pierpoint, Naomi (Photo credit: @home on point/Jam Press)
‘My most recent project, which I recently completed, was upcycling my original kitchen for around £100,’ Naomi said.
‘We’ve renovated much of the home since the kitchen was installed, so the final effect is fantastic and now fits in with the rest of the property.’
She claims that putting in so much effort enabled them to design their house precisely as they wanted it.
‘I’m in love with this house and won’t be moving for a long time,’ she said.
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‘We went from a run-down three-bedroom semi to a contemporary five-bedroom home with three reception rooms and two bathrooms.
‘I’m very pleased of how far we’ve gone in this restoration; the property is now worth approximately £230,000,’ says the homeowner.
‘My home remodeling ideas and advise are to obtain estimates for any significant work that has to be done first since costs may vary so considerably.’
Naomi currently has a following of 13,000 on her Instagram profile, @home on point, where she showcases her house design and décor ideas.
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