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wrecK Purchasing and renovating an old or listed building can be a rewarding route to historic home ownership. But it’s not an easy road to travel… 288 | may 2011 rescue uying a crumbling wreck and restoring it to its former glory can be very rewarding. But before you’re swept away by the romance of the idea, bear in mind that doing up ancient buildings can turn into a nightmare of red tape, building delays and massive overspends. So why bother buying historic? For some, it’s simple – old buildings have a heart and soul that’s lacking in modern buildings. Buying a listed building is a great way to own a piece of Britain; you are helping to keep a bit of history alive, and preserving B

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of AT Home with Sarah Beeny - May 2011

Editor’s letter
A word from Sarah
Spring sensation
Big-name bedrooms
Brilliant buys for your home
House talk
Home horrors
Areas on the up
Property perfectionist
Mortgage mania
Solicitor’s service
a penny for your thouGhts
Housing hotshot
Wise up
Flying the nest
Making the ideal become real
Boost your build
Feeling lofty
Garden plotting
When cracks appear
Window shopping
Stay toasty
Warm up
Success story
Top transformation
Greenovate your home
Eco boost
Organic ignition
Green queens
Solve those dilemmas
Splash of colour
Bed down in style
Lounge around
Kitchens and bathrooms
Bubble up
Shower power
Instant illumination
Floor wars
The carpet market
Tip-top tiles
Tools of the trade
Fresh air furnishings
Grill thrills
Picnic perfect
Green supreme
Diary date
Kerb appeal
Up top
Brick cladding
Groovy garages
Lodge life
Go your own way
Car booty
Clock ticker
Coming soon
On the list
Listed lovelies

AT Home with Sarah Beeny - May 2011