Lauren and Max’s home has some beautiful period features, including the grand entrance portico and original double front doors – although they should definitely look at replacing the stained glass dolphins that were obviously added at a later date. The main bedroom, which opens onto a private front garden and captures northern light, is lovely and even though Lauren and Max have thought of moving into the middle bedroom, I think they should stay put, especially as they could put in an ensuite and walk-in robe by the fence at a later date. I can see why the couple are frustrated by problems with the existing floor plan, especially the bathroom being used as a thoroughfare. There is much that can be done to improve the house, but it’s important that Lauren and Max have a clear idea of how long they want to stay before committing to extensive changes. And, with a limited budget in the short-term, they need to decide what to prioritise in order to improve how they live in the house now.