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Mum Reveals How to Upgrade Children's Bedroom on a £60 Budget

September 4, 2019, 6:40 PM
Mum shows off amazing room transformation - and it cost her just £60
  • Hannah Nicholls came up with the perfect solution for her daughters’ room
  • Space-maximising solution cost just £60
  • Hannah’s daughters are delighted with their room’s new look

Sharing rooms can cause problems at times even for children who get on perfectly, but one mum came up with a genius solution for maximising space and privacy in her daughters’ bedroom.

Hannah Nicholls, 30, from Penzance, has three children aged two, seven and 11. Her two daughters, aged two and 11, were sharing a room and using a bunkbed. Hannah decided to totally transform their room and set about finding a way to do it on a budget.

“My two girls were sharing with a big age gap which was a nightmare,” says Hannah. “I swapped rooms with them, decorated it and upcycled all the furniture.” Working with a tight budget, Hannah went shopping on Facebook marketplace, eBay and B&M.

Working with her partner Ryan, Hannah dismantled the bunkbed into two beds to give each girl their own space, and found cube-shaped bookshelves to divide the room while still letting in some light.

“I came up with the idea as there’s only one window so the cubes still let light in, plus this gives them each their own bed and space,” Hannah explains. “The unit cost me £10 from Facebook marketplace. My partner Ryan fixed them up for us, with all the furniture painted and waxed.

“The bedding is from Next but I also bought it from Facebook marketplace. The canopies were from eBay at £20 each, and the chandelier was from B&M at £10 using the scanning app.”

Hannah says her daughters are delighted with their new set-up.

“The girls are made up with it,” she says. “My oldest, Lacey-Mae starts secondary school on Monday, so she's happy that her friends can come over without all her sister’s toys all over the place, and my youngest Evelyn is now sleeping in her own bed instead of climbing the bunk beds all night!

“Plus, the bunkbeds used to stop Lacey from getting to sleep as Evelyn was in and out of her bed all night.”

Hannah is delighted that her project all came together for a reasonable price, adding: “I'm in college training to be a hairdresser so money is tight, so this was all done on a very tight budget of about £60.”

Tom Church, Co-Founder of LatestDeals.co.uk, says: “Hannah’s project just proves you don’t need to splash out on new things to totally transform a room! Take a look at what you have and how it can be changed, whether upcycling an existing piece of furniture, changing bunkbeds or cots into more adult beds with a bit of DIY or using clever storage solutions to divide a room. eBay, Facebook marketplace and LatestDeals.co.uk are great places to search for bargain homeware items.”

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