A savvy mum has shared the DIY hacks she used to turn her bathroom from drab to fabulous – and all for just £235.
Lyndsey Thomas, 39, and husband Adrian were quoted £550 by a local company to overhaul their WC, but they decided to take matters into their own hands.
The couple from South Wales decided to keep cost down and hunted for bargains at Home Bargains and B&M to get the look they wanted, but for less.
They also shopped at sales, painted the bathroom themselves and found a cheaper local tiler to do the tiling.
Lyndsey told money-saving Facebook group DIY On A Budget UK: “We had the idea for our makeover after researching small toilet and bathroom ideas on Pinterest.
“We felt like we needed to make it look a bit special as it’s such a small room.
“We had two quotes to do the work from local companies. One was for £510 and the other was for £550 so we decided to try and do it ourselves.
“When we took on the property the toilet was looking tragic and sorry for itself.
“We felt we needed something show-stopping as the room was so small and needed to be made to look bigger.
“When we were looking for design ideas we trawled through Pinterest and found the look we liked.
“I went around the shops looking for the same products that we saw on Pinterest at prices which were in our budget.
“Home Bargains and B&M sell a lot of lovely products so we ended up buying from there.
“I think if you’re prepared to look around you can get anything within your budget. Facebook Marketplace is a great place to pick up things for cheap too.”
Here’s how the couple did it
Local tiler – £130, which included all the grout and beading on the top of the tiles.
Tiles – £35.20 in the sale at B&Q
Floor vinyl – £30, on offer from a carpet fitter who was doing the rest of the house
Paint – £14.99 from Crown Paint and the colour is Cosy Grey
Mirror – £11 from Home Bargains
Vase and light shade – £14 total
Total cost = £235.19