Hot homes: 10 property renovation projects for the new year

Whether you're a first-time buyer or a growing family seeking more space, renovation projects can be the smart way to make your budget stretch further. 

There are plenty of renovation opportunities for handy home hunters in London and within an easy commute of the capital. Track down a run-down flat in your favourite part of the city, or put your stamp on a home ripe for extension. If you're up for the challenge, you can even convert a church or barn into your dream home.

Scroll through our top 10 renovation projects, just waiting to be snapped up...
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