WHEN remodeling your home, its price can be very low – especially when it comes to bathrooms.
However, a savvy mom of two has shared her awesome budget transformation so others can get inspired.
Melissa Preston, 44, from Northampton, took part in a bathroom renovation project with her 13-year-old daughter Mia and they managed to completely transform the bathroom for just £600.
They used affordable materials, did their own work and cleverly rearranged and utilized existing items and together saved £3,400.
Melissa tells the Facebook group to save money Do it yourself on a budget in the UK: “I decided to put on makeup in the bathroom because I’m fed up of girls using up all the shampoo and good products that I would treat myself to in the private bathroom.
“To the point where I hide things in the closet and often find myself drenched in water (because I forgot to take them out of storage) rummaging through the closet looking for my hidden products!
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“Since it’s mainly the girls who use the main bathroom, I let them design.
“I was a bit skeptical at first, but after much searching I’ve found some combinations that I feel will work.”
Melissa started buying small items over several months, including a lot from the pound store and B&M.
She said: “Mia wanted a bath mat from Urban Outfitters but it was out of my price range of £25 so I hunted down a replica for £6.99 – and she even made it. unnoticed.
“I did all the work myself to cut costs but paid £160 to lay the tiles for me.
“I’ve tiled my downstairs toilet in the past but it took me forever and I think I’d rather scrub people’s loose spots for hours than do it again.”
Mia wanted a bath mat from Urban Outfitters but it was out of my price range of £25 so I hunted down an imitation rug for £6.99.
Melissa Preston, 44 years old
To cut costs with the bricklayer, Melissa agreed to remove all the old bricks herself and have all the walls ready to be tiled.
She said: “I replaced the basin faucet and the tub mixer and the shower faucet myself.
“These are offered at Screwfix because they are selling off some gold.
“After the tiles were laid, I started painting and pasting the walls.
“Since I don’t replace old bathroom equipment, I upgraded it using cabinet paint.”
Melissa also replaced the handle with some bronze bugs for £2.50 and also inserted some wallpaper on the back.
“I used DC Fix to refurbish the shelves in the appliance and also covered the old wooden main units with DC Fix.
“I painted the bathroom panel with cabinet paint also to tie in with the units.
“The bath monitor was purchased from Amazon for £104 and shipping was free.
“For the blind, I kept the old roller blinds I had there and just used some old materials removed to cover it up to suit my design.”
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https://www.thesun.co.uk/fabulous/real-life/17621244/mum-saved-on-transforming-bathroom/ I saved over £3k on my bathroom remodel on a budget using bargains from Amazon and ScrewFix