A couple who dreamt of their own walk-in closet decided to make it themselves after being quoted more than £1,000.
Hari Harris, 25, and his partner Jamie transformed their spare room with bargains from B&Q – saving them hundreds of pounds.
The couple stripped out everything from the spare bedroom, putting in a wardrobe, a lush rug, and other ornaments to make the closet look fancy.
And it only cost them a little over £360 – less than the price they’ve been given for similar items offered by IKEA.
The project inspired Hari and Jamie and they also decided to transform their bedroom, taking it from bland to modern. They even did up their garden as a lockdown project.
But it’s the walk-in wardrobe they’re most proud of.
Hari told money-saving community LatestDeals.co.uk: ‘We looked at many ideas and designs and even had an online quote done from IKEA which came in way over £1k, so we looked for the next alternatives but were set on having an open wardrobe.
‘We purchased two form pole and matte white dressing kits at £110 each and two form pole matt white wardrobe dressing kits at £45 each.
‘We then purchased the canvas boxes from Dunelm for three for £8. I also spent £50 on accessories for the room from The Range and B&Q.
‘It was all flat-pack and took us roughly two hours to build. It was a DIY pack so we just followed the instructions.
‘It was well worth the trip to B&Q for the paint as it saved us over £1k and gave us a very similar outcome to the IKEA range.’
Hari, who shares his home transformations on Instagram is delighted with the transformation and found it to be an excellent distraction during lockdown.
He said: ‘It gave us something to concentrate on as well as being rewarding – after all DIY is most rewarding when the job is complete!
‘My main tips would be to shop around and look because the savings can be huge.
‘The B&Q kits were easy to build and can be cut down to fit the room so any space can be transformed.’
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