A little patience and perseverance are what resulted in Emma and Ian now having their perfect family home. This four-bedroom 1950s detached house in Aylesbury had a kitchen layout that the couple found impractical, and a garage which was too small for their car. So, rather than extending, the couple decided to do a garage conversion and make better use of the space they already had.
They converted their garage and knocked through into the dining room to create a spacious kitchen-diner. They also used this space for a utility room and cloak room separated by a stud wall, transforming their unused garage into a more usable space.
The owners: Emma Fisher, an associate director at a marketing agency, lives here with her husband, Ian, who works for a security solutions company, and their two sons, Archie, nine, and Dexter, six, and their dachshunds, Pancake and Chilli.
The property: A four-bedroom, 1950s detached house in Aylesbury
Total project cost: £48,850