'We moved into a house from hell'

Posted: 24th Jul 2019

Joanne and Tim Hardcastle have transformed a former run down student pad into a colourful and cosy family home that they love

A bit about me

I’m Joanne Hardcastle, a foster carer and I live with my husband Tim, our two daughters, and our lovely cats.

Where I live

We live in a four-bedroom Edwardian end-of-terrace house, in Batley, West Yorkshire.

What I wanted to change

We wanted to change everything! It was a student house and right at the top end of what we could afford.

How I made it my own

We’ve put our stamp on every room and you can see our eclectic, colourful taste everywhere. As we found our quirky, maximalist style over the years the house has truly come to life!

My favourite part

It has to be the lounge. It’s super-cosy and snug and I love settling down at the end of the day with the family to watch TV together.

Find out more about Joanne's home by purchasing our March 2019 issue, available as a digital download for only £1.99 here

Feature by Suzie Attaway / styling by Sophie Warren Smith / photos by Jeremy Phillips