The journey of finding and buying your forever home, or moving from your first to your second home, can be a tough one. Research shows that on average people move house just twice before settling on ‘the one’ – with a trend towards extending and redecorating rather than selling due to rising house prices and concerns around the stress of moving.

One person who has found – and started renovating – her forever home is Alex Ridley who lives in Carlisle, Cumbria. We met up with Alex to chat about her journey as a second time buyer and what led her to purchasing the ‘1970s dream home’ (in her words!) that she’s currently renovating with her husband.

Join us as we take a behind-the-scenes tour of Alex’s home and get an insight into what it’s really like to be a second time buyer and take on a major renovation project.

Feeling inspired? Head to our moving home page to find out how you could start a similar journey of your own, or visit the Brighter blog for some great interior and garden design tips, from upgrading your office space to transforming your outdoor area into an oasis.

Please note, this video was filmed before lockdown restrictions, following the recommended Covid-19 precautions.

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