Savvy lady saves £843 by renovating lavatory with bargains from eBay, Amazon and B&M

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Tiffany Olszweski saved lots of of kilos on the visitor lavatory makeover by profiting from offers on eBay, Amazon and B&M

Tiffany Olszweski transformed her bathroom and saved almost £900 in the process
Tiffany Olszweski reworked her lavatory and saved nearly £900 within the course of

A thrifty lady seeking to minimize prices whereas renovating her lavatory managed to avoid wasting £843 by moving into some DIY after getting a £1,000 quote from professionals.

Tiffany Olszweski determined to tackle the daunting DIY problem together with her husband, after the pair acquired a seemingly hefty quote from a neighborhood firm.

She saved lots of of kilos on the visitor lavatory makeover by profiting from offers on eBay, Amazon and B&M.

Tiffany detailed the toilet revamp with massive gross sales market, sharing her DIY money-saving expertise.

Tiffany, from Aberbargoed in South Wales, instructed the Liverpool Echo she was “so shocked” when she noticed the quote.

“There was no means we had been going to fork out that sum of money for such a small job, that’s why we determined to do it ourselves,” she stated.

“It turned out to be a whole lot of enjoyable and it saved us some huge cash.”

The couple had moved into their ex council home two and a half years in the past, and Tiffany stated the downstairs lavatory had rapidly became a “dumping floor” for footwear, coats and different mess.

Tiffany’s lavatory earlier than the large renovation undertaking


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Tiffany stated the undertaking ended up being “a whole lot of enjoyable”


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“I used to be fed up with it trying so cluttered and I hated that we weren’t utilising the area correctly, so it was positively time for a change,” she stated.

To get some design concepts, Tiffany turned to social media, scouring Pinterest and totally different DIY Fb teams for inspiration.

“As soon as I knew what path I wished to go together with by way of design and decor I needed to get all the mandatory supplies,” she stated.

“We began by portray half of the wall earlier than including the panelling. I discovered a fantastic deal on paint, £10 for a can which I obtained from B&Q. I additionally obtained the primer for a similar value at Screwfix. I like cut price.

“My favorite discover was the wallpaper we obtained from eBay and Amazon which mixed solely price £20.38. In addition to being low cost it was very straightforward to put in. All I needed to do was peel and stick. Usually wallpaper set up prices lots of of kilos, so I’m actually proud of the consequence and the truth that I didn’t need to pay a small fortune was even higher.

“I wished the flooring to tie in with the wallpaper and that’s when I discovered the patterned ground pops on Amazon for less than £11.47.”

Taking up the undertaking helped Tiffany realise it was doable to make issues look trendy and tasteful with out breaking the financial institution, she stated.

“The decor stuff ended up being probably the most dear however they had been hardly costly. I obtained the sunshine shade for £5, the spherical shelf for £12 and the gold mirror for £14 all from B&M. I managed to get all of them on sale. The black mirror I obtained from Dunelm for £20 and the monkey gentle pull for £5 from Argos.”

Providing recommendation to these eager to start out their very own design undertaking, Tiffany stated: “Do your analysis, create Pinterest inspiration boards, examine costs and be affected person.

“Don’t take the method too critically and take your time. It is all about studying and having enjoyable on the similar time.”

Stuart McClure, money-saving skilled and co-founder of, stated it was “nice” to listen to Tiffany had tackled her DIY undertaking with “large success”.

“It’s “Hopefully it should encourage different budding DIYers to get artistic and get monetary savings within the course of – get these Pinterest boards began forward of time,” she stated.

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