Renovation projects can often reveal some of the interior design trends of the past, and we pick five for sale that provide just such an insight.
The properties all cost below the average house price, which currently stands at £258,297, according to Nationwide Building Society.
But they will need substantial amounts of cash to transform them into modern family homes.
Renovation projects can often reveal some of the design trends of the past – scroll down to take a look inside this renovation project for sale
The properties all require money being spent on them as the dated interior design trends need replacing.
They include artex ceilings and a corner bath with a shower rail draped around the curved edge.
And then there are pine kitchen cabinets, as well as patterned carpets in the bathroom and floor to ceiling brick fireplace surrounds.
Buyers need to do their due diligence before taking on a renovation project – and getting a thorough survey done is a good starting point.
There is also the cost of materials and labour, along with making sure that you budget for any contingency funds.
One of the properties on our list of renovation projects is this property with a colourful interior – scroll down for more details
Daniel Copley, of property website Zoopla, said: ‘If you’re on the hunt for a property project, there are currently plenty of homes for sale across the country that are ripe with potential.
‘If you do decide to take the plunge, ensure you budget correctly as costs can quickly mount up.’
Five renovation projects for sale…
1. Two-bed cottage, Llangennech, £140k
This detached cottage is at the end of its own private lane on the fringe of Llangennech, Carmarthenshire
The two-bedroom cottage needs refurbishing, with the bathroom having a a corner bath with a shower curtain
The property is on the market via BJP Residential estate agents and has a price tag of £140,000.
This detached cottage is at the end of its own private lane on the fringe of Llangennech, Carmarthenshire.
During the period 1952 to 1964, the property was home to Eileen and Trevor Beasley who were campaigners for the Welsh language. The property was awarded a blue plaque by Llanelli community heritage in commemoration of their work.
The cottage currently has two beds and needs refurbishing. The bathroom has a white bathroom suite that includes a corner bath with a shower curtain.
It is on the market via BJP Residential estate agents with a price tag of £140,000.
2. Two-bed terrace, Crewkerne, £135k
This two-bedroom terrace in Crewkerne, Somerset, is for sale for £135,000 via Humberts estate agents
The renovation project includes a kitchen with pine wall and base cabinets, as well as a colourful carpet
The main living room has a tiled fireplace surround and a pattern wallpaper border on the walls
There is scope for improvement at this two-bedroom terrace in Crewkerne, Somerset, which is for sale for £135,000 via Humberts estate agents.
It includes a kitchen with pine wall and base cabinets, as well as a colourful carpet.
Meanwhile, the living room has a tiled fireplace surround and a pattern wallpaper border on the walls.
3. Two-bed terrace, Bolton, £135k
This two-bedroom terrace in Bolton, Grater Manchester, has the appeal of no upward chain
The house is on the market for £135,000 and is being sold by The Purple Property Shop
The dated property houses some patterned carpets, including on the floor in the family bathroom
This two-bedroom terrace has no upward chain and is on the market for £135,000 via The Purple Property Shop.
It currently houses some dated dark wood furniture and patterned carpets, including in the family bathroom. But it could be transformed into a modern family home.
4. Three-bed house, Newcastle-Under-Lyme, £120k
This three-bedroom terrace house in Newcastle-Under-Lyme is on the market for £120,000
The house has colourful patterned wallpaper and carpets, as well as some red interior doors
The hallway has a colourful patterned carpet on the floor as well as up the staircase
This three-bedroom terrace house requires renovating before it can be lived in comfortably.
It has colourful patterned wallpaper and carpets, as well as some red painted interior doors.
It has a price tag of £120,000 and is being sold by Stephenson Browne estate agents.
5. Two-bed house, Netherhall, £200k
This semi-detached house in Netherhall , Leicestershire, is on the market for £200,000
The interior includes a heavily lilac-decorated living room that has a floor-to-ceiling brick fireplace surround and an artex ceiling
The lilac and pink theme continues upstairs in this bedroom, which also has a patterned border on the walls
This semi-detached house in Netherhall, Leicestershire, offers ‘excellent potential’ according to Hortons estate agents, which is handling the sale.
It is on the market for £200,000 and includes a large garden at the rear of the property.
The interior includes a heavily lilac decorated living room that has a floor to ceiling brick fireplace surround and an artex ceiling.