A $150,000 Renovation Maximized the “Unique Shape” of This End Terrace House

published May 15, 2024

A $150,000 Renovation Maximized the “Unique Shape” of This End Terrace House

published May 15, 2024
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All homes are unique — whether it’s a classic bungalow or a house built like a flower pot (yes, you read that right!). All spaces have quirks that make them special. The room shapes make interior designer Laura Hall’s end terrace house distinctive. 

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Credit: Laura Hall

“The house is a unique shape, not a traditional hexagon, though,” Laura explains. “It is an end house and has a strange layout. We have used this to maximize the space downstairs as much as possible.”

Laura shares the four-bedroom Liverpool house with her partner, Graham, and two kids, Ben and Rory. Throughout the eight-and-a-half years that they’ve lived there, they’ve found ways to make the most of their somewhat awkward room shapes. Namely, they’ve spent around £120,000 (just under $150,000) on renovations. 

“We have completely remodeled the downstairs, creating two living spaces, an open-plan kitchen diner, utility room, and downstairs cloakroom,” Laura shares. “Upstairs, we have renovated the family bathroom and converted the loft into a bedroom and en suite.”

Credit: Laura Hall

Even though the quirky shaped rooms made furnishing and decorating a bit of a design challenge, Laura admits she was up for it. And it’s fair to say that she won out. The brightly colored rooms and gorgeous secondhand furniture (peep the dining table found on eBay) add so much life and energy to their house. 

Credit: Laura Hall

“It’s a busy family home, so we spend a lot of time at home with the kids, chilling out, watching TV, playing in the garden, doing homework, but we also both work from home so we’re home most of the time,” Laura adds. “My fave room is the green living room. This is known as ‘mummy’s room’ and it’s my haven from the chaos of the rest of the home.”


Credit: Laura Hall


  • Paint colors — “Florentine Dream,” “Spiced Latte,” and “Natural Evolution” from B&Q goodhome 
  • Stair color — Farrow & Ball’s “Hague Blue”
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  • Wall paint color — Graham & Brown’s “So Swamped”
  • Next sofa — Facebook Marketplace
  • Iris Apfel rug — Ruggable
  • The Rebel Snuggler in Spice chair — Snug
Credit: Laura Hall


  • Wallpaper — “Land of Coco” from Photowall Sweden 
  • The Big Chill sofa — Snug
  • Jonathan Adler rug — Ruggable 
Credit: Laura Hall


  • Wallpaper — Rabarber Borastapetr 
  • Dining table — Habitat via eBay 
  • Green lights over the table — Habitat 
Credit: Laura Hall


  • Kitchen paint color — “Artisia” from B&Q 
  • Inlaid LVT in dining room and kitchen — Harvey Maria, dovetail ink black
  • Wood effect LVT — Sienna Oak from Camaro Flooring
Credit: Laura Hall


  • Bed — made.com 
  • Bedding — Joules from beddeck 1951 
  • Flooring — Harvey Maria 
Credit: Laura Hall


  • Bathroom suite including toilet, sink, bath, and all taps, etc. — Burlington Bathrooms
  • Shower cubicle — Crosswater bathrooms
  • Floor and wall tiles — Easy Bathrooms 

Thanks, Laura!

This tour’s responses and photos were edited for length/size and clarity.