DIY Couple Quoted Over £1k For Walk-In Wardrobe Create Their Own For Just £350
- Hari Harris, 25, wanted an amazing walk-in wardrobe
- After being quoted over £1,000 from IKEA, he sourced a similar product from B&Q
- Hari spent just £350 to get an identical result
If you have a spare bedroom that rarely gets used, you might have considered turning it into a dressing room.
And when one couple were quoted over £1,000 by normally-affordable IKEA to turn the room into an amazing walk-in wardrobe, they decided to do it themselves.
Hari Harris, 25, a dad of one and retail manager from Shropshire, had a spare room in his home that he was keen to turn into a walk-in wardrobe.
After being quoted over £1,000 for the project by IKEA, Hari and his partner Jamie decided to undertake the project themselves using DIY kits from B&Q.
They managed to create the walk-in wardrobe of their dreams for just £350, saving hundreds of pounds as a result.
Hari told money-saving community LatestDeals.co.uk: "We had recently renovated our home and after the main jobs were done, we moved onto the bedroom.
“After discussing ideas, we decided to remove the wardrobe in the bedroom and use the unused guest bedroom as a wardrobe.
"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 a open wardrobe.
"By chance, we went shopping in B&Q for some paint and came across the form dressing kit.
“We purchased two form pole and satelit matt 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.
"It was all flat pack and took us roughly two hours to build. It was a DIY pack so we just followed the instructions.
"They're secured to the walls and floors with the L brackets provided.
"There are so many different designs and they can all be cut down to fit!
“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.
“All in all, the project cost us £350 instead of the over £1,000 figure quoted to us by IKEA!
“I also spent £50 on accessories for the room from The Range and B&Q."
Hari, who shares his home transformations on Instagram at www.instagram.com/house_number_twelve, is delighted with the transformation and found it to be an excellent distraction during the lockdown.
"During the lockdown, we managed to complete a garden makeover and a dressing room makeover,” he adds.
"It gave us something to concentrate on as well as being rewarding - after all DIY is most rewarding when the job is complete!
"We've been renovating our home for two years and with just one room left to do it's finally coming to an end.
“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.”
Tom Church, co-founder of LatestDeals.co.uk, comments: “One would normally think that IKEA would always be one of the most affordable options, but as Hari and Jamie prove, shopping around can save you huge amounts.
“By sourcing their flatpack wardrobe kits from B&Q instead of IKEA, they saved over £650 and ended up with virtually the same result: a stunning walk-in wardrobe!"
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