After getting the keys, we spent ten months renovating the house from top to bottom — there's not a surface that we didn't touch nor a wall that we're not intimately acquainted with!

The house is a three bedroom 1930s mid terrace in Brislington, a suburb in the south of Bristol.

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The kitchen and master bath needed work, and that’s where he came in.

They updated the kitchen first, which had been closed off from the living room before.

The room faces south so we get beautiful sunshine all day long, even in winter, making it a wonderful spot for reading and day dreaming.

It's even better in the warmer months, when we can open up the bifold doors and spill out onto the balcony.

Read Bradley Huber's renovation story behind the home: How to Update a Small Home Without a Pro Brad renovated his living room through trial and error.

He built the mantel piece by piece with precut oak plywood, added a gas insert found on Craigslist, framed the flat-screen—hiding its wires and DVD player among books—and finished the walls with two neutral shades.

First-time homeowner Bradley Huber hit on a rich palette for the exterior of his 1930 Craftsman after an unfortunate experiment involving pea green.

Paint: Behr's Pencil Point (siding), Chocolate Froth (pale trim), Slate Gray (porch floor and ceiling), and Charcoal Black (dark trim).

There were also lots of pseudo-historical styles from mock-Tudor houses with half-timbering to neo-Georgian styles. Inside, the art deco style with its striking colours of red, black, and silver, its exoticism and animal prints sits happily alongside reproductions of Tudor furniture with a Moderne chair in leather and tubular steel.