With the Bank Holiday weekend upon us and the sun shining what better time to do a bit of a DIY.
Whether it be a lick of paint on the garden shed or putting together your latest flat pack purchase there’s always plenty to be done around the house if you have the time.
Have you ever thought about undertaking a bigger project though? Such as doing up an entire home in need of some serious work.
With the success of programmes such as RTÉ’s Room to Improve and Channel 4’s Grand Designs, more and more people are taking it upon themselves to revamp old homes.
The results can be truly stunning too so we decided to have a look at some of the possible properties you could turn around into a dream home for you or someone else.
This four bed bungalow is in need of complete renovation but given the fact that it sits on 0.62 acres of grounds and has the benefit of full planning permission to demolish and extend the property it could be the ideal project for someone, especially if they want to bypass planning restrictions set out by Wicklow County Council against building in rural locations.
- Asking price: €125,000
- Available from: REA Forkin
Within walking distance of Tullamore town centre in a highly sought after location, this three bed bungalow has fallen into disrepair in recent years but with a bit of imagination and planning and a lot of hard work it could be an ideal family home.
- Asking price: €168,000
- Available from: REA Heffernan
This detached two storey dwelling in Glenties is in need of full renovation but its build quality and one acre site means it has endless potential and could become an ideal country retreat with a bit of work and imagination.
- Asking price: €80,000
- Available from: Clement Herron Real Estate
A former commercial premises known as the Day in the Bog Museum and Restaurant, this property on the N69 midway between Tralee and Listowel has endless potential. In need of complete refurbishment, its 12 acres of agricultural land make it a potentially exciting project, subject to planning permission.
- Asking price: €119,000
- Available from: Property Professionals Woulfe & Co
This traditional two bed cottage is located on 0.5 acres at the end of a country lane just off the Roscommon/Athlone Road. In need of renovation, it has the potential to mix traditional with modern.
- Asking price: €30,000
- Available from: Connaughton Auctioneers
This traditional two storey residence is in need of renovation but its large garden and position just off the town centre and adjacent to Skibbereen’s new school and link road means it has enormous potential.
- Asking price: €95,000
- Available from: Pat Maguire Properties
This detached house on an elevanted setting in Co Wicklow currently offers 1,100sq ft of living space. While in need of renovation, it has bags of potential, with the opportunity to extend onto its 0.75 acre site subject to the appropriate planning permission.
- Asking price: €75,000
- Available from: DNG Somers Properties
Situated in a highly sought after location with access to the M7 motorway to either Dublin, Limerick or Cork, this property might need a fair bit of work but its location on a one acre site with sheds and garages to the rear means there is the room to revamp this into something very special.
- Asking price: €200,000
- Available from: Murphy Mullan Estate Agents
There is a chance to own a piece of history with this property as it featured in Patrick Kavanagh’s poem Inniskeen Road. The residence, known for its dances in bygone eras, is in need of complete renovation but its location on a 2.13 acre site means there is the room to transform the barn into a palace.
- Asking price: €65,000
- Available from: Gartlan O’Rourke
Situated within walking distance of Kenmare town, this property offers superb views of the mountains and could be transformed into a stunning home once more with a bit of imagination and a lot of hard work.
- Asking price: €69,000
- Available from: Majella O’Sullivan Auctioneer