Spanish homes for New Year renovation projects

If you fancy the challenge of creating your perfect home tailor-made for all your requirements, Lucas Fox offers a plethora of renovation projects for sale. Before you take a look at our hand-picked list, here are some top tips to consider from Lucas Fox Partner Tom Maidment whose clients have undertaken numerous renovation projects over the years:

“First and foremost, always establish your budget upfront and monitor it daily throughout the renovation process. Put contingencies in place and expect to use them. Projects rarely keep on track when it comes to budgeting. If you are renovating for profit, you need to to think carefully about strategically targeting what you want to spend your money on and then the return it gives you. There isn’t one simple solution to what renovation adds value and what doesn’t. It will depend on the property, its location, your target market and then what you decide to do with it afterwards. I would also suggest getting professional advice – even if you have to pay for it, look at it as an insurance policy. A carefully planned renovation can really add a lot a value to a property – but it doesn’t mean that you have to spend a fortune!”

Now that you are aware of some of the potential pitfalls, here are LFStyle’s pick of the very best homes to ‘do up’ across our regions:

Barcelona (Eixample)

Sunny apartment for sale with renovation project in a Modernista building next to Rambla de Catalunya, Barcelona

4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms

Barcelona (Gothic Quarter)

6-bedroom apartment for sale in Barcelona’s Gothic neighbourhood with original features and lots of renovation potential

6 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

Penedès, near Sitges

Magnificent historic 12th Century country estate to renovate for sale with 19th Century bodega surrounded by idyllic vineyards, 10 minutes from Vilafranca del Penedès

Country House
13 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms

Vilanova, near Sitges

Modernista townhouse ideal for a renovation project near the station, beach and Rambla Principal in Vilanova i la Geltrú

6 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

Maresme (Argentona)

Country house of over 700 m² ideal as a renovation project, in a countryside setting just 30km from Barcelona

Country house
10 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms

Maresme (Alella)

Historic country house ideal as a renovation project, just a few minutes from the centre of Alella, a short drive from the beach and 20 minutes from Barcelona

Country House
10 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms

Madrid (Salamanca)

Bright property in Salamanca with small terrace and independent studio that can be rented separately

4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms

Madrid (Recoletos)

Sunny corner apartment for renovation offering 4 bedrooms, located in the prestigious Recoletos neighbourhood in Madrid

4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms

Valencia (Sant Francesc)

Sunny 5-bedroom apartment with original Modernista features for renovation in a prime location in the heart of Valencia city

5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms

Valencia (La Seu)

Fantastic property to renovate measuring more than 200m² located in a stately building with period features close to La Seu cathedral

4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms

Costa Brava (La Bisbal d’Empordà)

Semi-restored 4-bedroom millhouse for sale in Castell d’Empordà in the Baix Empordà,  20 minutes from Girona city and a short drive from the beautiful beaches of the Costa Brava

€450,000 (reduced)
4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms

Costa Brava (Pals, Girona)

Charming town house ideal as a renovation project located in the medieval town of Pals, 5 minutes from the beach

2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms