Mum transforms en suite bathroom for just £39 using bargains from B&M, Wilko and B&Q – Liverpool Echo

Renovating a bathroom can cost hundreds, if not thousands, of pounds, but one mum has managed to transform her en suite for just £39.

Jenny Smith, 48, a mum of two and part-time estate agent from Cheshire, used supplies from high street stores to create a lighter and more modern space. This included using paint, stickers and a shelf from B&M, Wilko and B&Q.

As reported by, Jenny told Facebook group DIY On A Budget UK: “I have a real passion for property – I love seeing peoples homes and the potential that some houses have. I enjoy browsing through websites selling homeware and wallpapers for inspiration.

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“We moved into our current house on December 20 last year, so I have just started to decorate. The en suite was a very dark room. The tiles were absolutely fine, but it had been painted a sandy-beige colour and I felt it looked old-fashioned.

“I initially wanted to brighten it up so I chose a very pale grey bathroom paint (almost white) which covered the beige well. I had some green accessories from our previous bathroom such as a hand towel and mat which I love the colour of, so I decided to incorporate this into the colour scheme.

The colour of the ensuite before the transformation.

“The wall behind the toilet seemed perfect for a splash of colour. I found a matte paint in the perfect shade of green. To soften the look slightly I wanted some sort of pattern but wallpaper can be tricky in bathrooms, so I found gorgeous flower stickers online that seemed perfect.”

Jenny is made up with the finished result and has some advice for anyone wanting to carry out their own room renovation. She continued: “The bathroom looks so much brighter, cleaner and fresher now, we absolutely love it!

“The stickers are so easy to apply and quick to change if you want to create a different look. My advice to anyone doing their own makeover is to use the internet for ideas but also choose colours and patterns that you like. I like to save money where I can.

Jenny used accessories from IKEA, The Range and Shein.

“I use stores’ own brand paints and pick up small decorative items when I see them at a good price. The total cost for my paint was £25 from B&Q and Wilko, the stickers were £6.25 from Shein and the shelf was £8 from B&M. The items on the shelf are a plant from IKEA and a buddha from The Range that I have owned for a while.

“The total spend was £39.25 and it took me one weekend to complete. If you use a contractor you generally see the results at the end and it’s difficult to alter anything. I love making home improvements on a budget. It’s a satisfying feeling to know you have achieved something that looks beautiful and hasn’t broken the bank!”

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