1950s Bungalow Renovation in Tunbridge Wells


This adorable 1950s bungalow in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, was purchased by our clients as an investment property. The two-bedroom home was in dire need of a full renovation so our client could easily let it out in a competitive market. To appeal to the rental market, it was important to keep the colour palette neutral, maximise space and keep to a tight budget. Happily, after we were done with the renovation, the home was rented on its very first viewing.


When we arrived on the job, the kitchen was filled with an old chimney breast and water cylinder. By removing the chimney breast and updating the water cylinder to a combine boiler, which we then moved to the attic, we were able to double the kitchen size and create a bright, open space. By using curved cabinet units, we were able to further streamline the space and establish a nice flow from the door to the window.

In addition to replacing the heating and electrics, we also had to knock down a few walls. In the bathroom, which had a very small separate WC, we knocked down a wall to combine the two and installed a single door, making one spacious room. We kept the other rooms neutral with a light cream wall and floor colour to make the space feel more open for prospective tenants.