Have you got a 'grand design' to create your dream home? 

Well, one of these properties could be the ideal starting place to make your dream home a reality.

Starting at just £269,950, if you have a bit of spare cash, a lot of imagination and a handful of DIY know-how then you really could flip one of these properties. 

Whether they're in need of a complete internal renovation, or they're sitting on masses of land these properties have bags of potential. 

Here are five properties in and around Brighton in need of renovation: 

Ridge Close, Mile Oak, Portslade BN41


The Argus:

This two-bedroom home on Ridge Close in Portslade is available for £269,950 - for the area this is an absolute steal as other two-bedroom properties on the street are valued in excess of £300,000. 

In need of a complete renovation both internally and externally the property sits on a good-sized lot boasting a front and rear garden plus driveway parking. 

The old-school property desperately needs bringing into the 21st century. 

Boasting a lounge, kitchen, conservatory, family bathroom and two double bedrooms there is ample living space for a couple or small family. 

The Argus:

However, if the property was to be extended, subject to the relevant planning consents, it could really 'wow'. 

The small conservatory could be knocked down, extended and rebuilt - incorporating the small kitchen to make the space much larger and more open-plan.

Due to its elevated position this property benefits from stunning views over the South Downs. 

The bungalow is for sale through Cales estate agents.

Walton Bank, Brighton BN1


The Argus:

It may not look like it from the outside but this two-bedroom house is like stepping into a time machine. 

From its bubblegum pink hallway to pistachio green carpets and concave ceilings this property is seriously dated by oh my, does it pack some potential. 

The property is currently offered with no onward chain and is described as an ideal first time buy or buy to let investment. 

The Argus:

In need of a complete renovation internally, this home needs some major TLC in every room.

Ideal for first-time buyers, with a little bit of love this property could be a gorgeous modern home that's the envy of everyone.

Easily convertible into a four-bedroom home, stpp, other four-bed properties on Walton Bank are currently valued in excess of £400,000 according to Zoopla. 

It is currently on the market with John Hilton, find out more on Rightmove.

Truleigh Drive, Portslade, BN41


The Argus:

This lovely end-of-terrace house in Portslade is on the market for just £315,000 with Fox and Sons.

Boasting three good-sized bedrooms, a spacious living area and good-sized kitchen this property could be ideal for a contemporary growing family. 

In need of modernisation throughout, the new owners could vision knocking through the ground floor of the property to create a lighter, brighter space. 

The Argus:

Outside there is a large west facing garden that's described as low maintenance with parking and a large garage. 

This charming property would be ideal to flip for a small profit or turn into your dream home.

Find out more on Rightmove.

Cowley Drive, BN2


The Argus:

Located on Cowley Drive this end of terrace home is available through Cubitt and West for £325,000. 

The spacious property is in need of renovation and potential remodelling subject to the usual planning permissions - could you see yourself flipping this into your dream home?

With the rise of Instagram home renovation pages there are plenty of places to go for inspiration, including @bungalow_renovation on Instagram.

The Argus:

Described as an ideal first time buyers home with great potential this property is in need of updating and could do with some TLC. 

The property has two good-sized bedrooms with far reaching views as well as a conservatory with a large rear garden. 

It also boasts off-street parking and is offered for sale with no onward chain. 

If you're interested in renovating this property visit Rightmove. 

Park Road, BN1


The Argus:

This absolute diamond of a property doesn't come around very often. 

Boasting three good-sized bedrooms and a huge plot, this semi-detached house is a renovators dream. 

With huge potential for improvement this home is located in a popular residential location and could bring in a large profit in years to come. 

Other contemporary properties on this road are estimated to have a value in excess of £400,000. 

The Argus:

There is potential to extend the property, subject to necessary consents which could see this house transformed into a modern family's oasis. 

The property is exclusive to Spencer and Leigh and is offered to the market with no onward chain. 

Find out more on Rightmove.