Couple’s incredible Homes Under the Hammer transformation of Essex home

An Essex house is set to star in Homes Under the Hammer this week.

The popular BBC show is presented by Martin Roberts, Dion Dublin and Martel Maxwell.

Each episode sees a number of tired, run down properties go up for auction.

Viewers get to see inside the house and find out how much it is valued, and how much it sells for at auction.

Once it has sold, one of the presenters meets up with the buyer to find out why they bought the house, what they plan to do with it and how much money they have to spend.

Later on in the episode they return to the house to see what transformation has been done since it sold.

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Sometimes the transformations are incredible, and you wouldn’t recognise the house it once was.

However, other time the properties turn out to be more work than what was first thought and buyers go well over budget.

In one of the episodes aired this week, the team visit Colchester.

They find a three bedroom house in need of some love and care.

Although the house was in a great location, had double glazing and central heating, it really was quite dated and had a very old boiler.

It went to auction with a guide price of £185,000 but sold for £265,000.

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The house was bought by London couple Leigh and Michael.

When they first bought it, they said they intended to add a double extension to the size of the house but they weren’t sure if they were going to sell or rent it once finished.

Fast forward a year and the house looked completely different.

Leigh and Michael had set them self a budget of £60,000 but only spend £45,000.

However, they weren’t able to build the extension which they had intended to.

Inside they gave the house a total makeover, giving it a real modern feel.

The old, tire carpets were replaced with laminate flooring, and the kitchen was completely replaced with a far more current feel.

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In the kitchen, an Island was also added, and a window was replaced with patio doors leading to a brand new terrace.

The garage was also converted into another room, perfect for a home office or games room.

When the house was revalued by two local estate agents, it was given a estimate of between £340,000 and £350,000 giving them the potential for a £40,000 profit.

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