P412 Teletext on 4 412 Oct27 21:13:33       ———————————————————————————————  SEARCHING FOR A HOME  Most properties featured in Location, Location, Location have been spruced up by the seller to make them as appealing possible. In today's market, many owners are canny enough to do the same, ripping out that tired old carpet and replacing the '70s wallpaper. Some, however, do not — they don't have the time or, perhaps, the inclination — so how do you spot that hidden gem? ——————————————————————————————————1/7—— Today on Channel 4 Guide 400 GET AWAY FROM IT ALL! HOLIDAYS p200 Escaping TV today Life Bamboozle
P412 Teletext on 4 412 Oct27 21:13:52       ———————————————————————————————  SEARCHING FOR A HOME  See past the bad decor, and you could be looking at your dre!m house. Dated, dirty kitchens are a turn-off, but look beyond initial impressions. A kitchen can be given a makeover by changing cupboard doors and the work surface, as long as the carcass of the units is still in good condition. Cookers and hobs can be replaced. Think big. Could you knock two rooms together, making a kitchen/dining room? ——————————————————————————————————2/7—— Sports Diary 431 Tour dates 358-9 GET AWAY FROM IT ALL! HOLIDAYS p200 Escaping TV today Life Bamboozle
P412 Teletext on 4 412 Oct27 21:12:13       ———————————————————————————————  SEARCHING FOR A HOME  Bathrooms are another area often neglected by sellers. There are lots of inexpensive, modern suites and taps on the market now. Don't be put off by that '70s avocado bath, just change it, but remember this facility will be out of action while replacements are being fitted. A downstairs bathroom could be moved upstairs into space created from realigning bedroom walls. ——————————————————————————————————3/7—— Latest Channel 4 Racing 438 GET AWAY FROM IT ALL! HOLIDAYS p200 Escaping TV today Life Bamboozle
P412 Teletext on 4 412 Oct27 21:12:32       ———————————————————————————————  SEARCHING FOR A HOME  Don't be put off by tasteless decor, but be aware of pitfalls. Woodchip and other textured wallpapers were great favourites a few decades ago and not just because of fashion. They also hid cracks in lathe and plaster walls and dodgy ceilings. So don't just think you'll be able to easily remove woodchip and re-wallpaper or paint as the sub-surface might be badly damaged and need replacing. ——————————————————————————————————4/7—— Bamboozle 140 Fun and Games 140 GET AWAY FROM IT ALL! HOLIDAYS p200 Escaping TV today Life Bamboozle
P412 Teletext on 4 412 Oct27 21:12:39       ———————————————————————————————  SEARCHING FOR A HOME  Look into loft spaces to see whether there is room to convert to further living accommodation. A big garden could also be used to extend. Alw!ys check whether the work you wish to undertake needs planning permission or building regulations. Remember that these two functions are entirely separate; planning dictates what you can build, building regulations dictate how you build it. ——————————————————————————————————5/7—— Hollyoaks gossip 473 GET AWAY FROM IT ALL! HOLIDAYS p200 Escaping TV today Life Bamboozle
P412 Teletext on 4 412 Oct27 21:12:58       ———————————————————————————————  SEARCHING FOR A HOME  When looking for a property with potential, don't ignore those that are borderline for refurbishment. Estate agents push "properties for renovation" as there is huge demand and often the selling price is not much lower than for a finished house as buyers like the idea of "doing-up". Properties that are shabby don't sell well but are usually structurally sound so you might be on to a winner. ——————————————————————————————————6/7—— Inspiration from 4Homes 410 GET AWAY FROM IT ALL! HOLIDAYS p200 Escaping TV today Life Bamboozle
P412 Teletext on 4 412 Oct27 21:13:17       ———————————————————————————————  SEARCHING FOR A HOME  A worn and stained carpet might be hiding a treasure. Look underneath to see whether there are floorboards that can be sanded or, even better, a parquet floor. Look for what might be hidden behind hardboard — spindled staircases and fireplaces in period homes were once boarded up to create 'smooth' lines. Location, Tuesdays, 8pm ——————————————————————————————————7/7—— National events 340 GET AWAY FROM IT ALL! HOLIDAYS p200 Escaping TV today Life Bamboozle