When Debi Smith, 47, asked a architect for a adduce to accommodate her bathroom, she was abashed to ascertain that the labour abandoned would amount £3,500.
The cleaner and mum, from Cardiff, was atrocious for a new ablution to advice affluence the affliction of her fibromyalgia, a abiding action that causes affliction all over the body.
Confronted with the aerial costs of accepting the ablution professionally done, Debi absitively to booty a DIY approach, with advice from a acquaintance who was blessed to do the assignment for a lower cost.
The mum-of-one started by attractive for bargains on Ebay and Amazon to accumulate costs low, again shopped in the sales at Wickes and Plumbworld.
She told LatestDeals.co.uk: ‘The ablaze cull and anhydrate holder were from Amazon on offer, the LED chiffonier was £121 on Ebay and has anti-fog on it so it doesn’t get aflame up back application ablution or shower.
‘I chose slate aftereffect tiles (everyone said it would attending aphotic but I had my apperception fabricated up!) from Wickes at 15% off for the attic and walls at £600 and PVC cladding with recessed lights for £56.
‘I absolutely gutted the ablution (thank advantage I accept a bench loo!) and replaced it all bar the window.
‘The tiles were on action in Wickes – £25 for a box of bristles tiles. All appliance was on action in Plumbworld, so I got aggregate for £850,
‘My alone botheration I encountered was that the battery bottle console was damaged but Plumbworld beatific a backup out the aforementioned day so I can’t accountability them.’
In total, the activity including labour and abstracts amount £4,000 – about £1,100 cheaper than what it would accept costed with the builder.
The activity took a lot of adamantine assignment over the advance of two weeks, but Debi says it was all account it back she acclimatized in for her aboriginal hot bath.
‘I was afflicted at the transformation – it was like a absolutely altered room. It was so nice to be able to booty a hot ablution afterwards a year of not actuality able to – annihilation absolutely beats a ablution back you accept aches and pains,’ she said.
‘If you appetite to do article similar, I’d say boutique around, booty agenda of online reviews and assurance your gut activity – anybody I asked was adjoin me accepting such a aphotic colour but all those bodies now say it looks stunning!”
‘Having my acquaintance advice me for £2,400 was appreciably cheaper and adored me absolutely a bit.’
Have you completed a DIY activity you adorned assuming off? Get in blow to allotment it by emailing MetroLifestyleTeam@Metro.co.uk.
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