Parent’s incredible £910 makeover of nine-year-old son’s bathroom
Louise Fry, 30 and her partner, Jodie, 31, decided to take on a DIY project with no previous plumbing experience, and completely changed the look of the space on an affordable budget
A couple have decorated their son’s en suite bathroom with just £910 and doing all of the work themselves.
Louise Fry, 30 and her partner, Jodie, 31, are parents to nine-year-old, Reece, who has has had his bathroom renovated.
The pair decided to take on a DIY project with no previous plumbing experience, and completely changed the look of the space whilst potentially saving thousands.
They bargain-hunted through B&Q, Wickes and The Range and were able to buy everything they needed to transform the room.
Louise and Jodie purchased a new sink, tiles, a shower head and tools for their project.
First, they removed the walls and ensured the plumbing was safe before tiling the floor and walls and installing a new shower.
They then put in a new sink and toilet, and ensured everything was sealed in.
The en suite bathroom was then given a fresh coat of paint, and once the bathroom fittings were dry, they boxed up all the pipes and tiled them over so they weren’t visible.
They finished the makeover but adding decorative furnishings to complete the look.
After five weeks of work alongside their full-time jobs, the couple had spent £910 to transform Reece’s bathroom.
Louise said: “The bathroom transformation took us many long nights and weekends in between us working full time starting up two new businesses.
“It took us around five weeks to complete from start to finish.
“We had many long nights and managed to get the bathroom done during weekends, in between us working full time starting up two new businesses.
“We are happy with the results; our son is over the moon with the finished product and is happily showering away at 7.30am every morning before school!”
Photos of the final makeover were posted on Louise’s Facebook, and it was met with floods of messaging congratulating them on their great work.
“Amazing job ladies! Well done looks awesome! One lucky lad!,” a commenter wrote.
“You are amazing, what a fantastic job you’ve done!,” another user said.
“Fantastic job ladies, well done, I love it,” a third person added.
“Girl power at its best. Looks amazing and you’ve inspired me that I can do mine,” another Facebook user commented.
Louise shared a few words of wisdom for anyone wanting to take on a similar project: “Ensure you have enough time before you start, read up and get a basic knowledge, what you cannot get your head around.
“Videos off the internet are a big help, and mainly, believe in yourself!
“With myself and my wife both being women, with no man around we had to learn ourselves but now we will literally give anything a go!
“We have transformed loads since buying our first home together and I’m sure we will conquer more over the next coming years!”