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Couple Transforms Tiny Bedroom Into Chic Bathroom Furnished With Upcycled Items

Kasia M 28 Oct 2019

What if you could buy a cheap fixer-upper and renovate it to your liking? Not only are you saving money on not buying a ready to move in property but you can buy second-hand items to save even further.

Well, that's exactly what these first-time home buyers did and they transformed one of their small bedrooms into a bathroom of their dreams.

Popular vlogger Madeleine Abbott and boyfriend Alex bought a £230,000 four-bedroom fixer-upper cottage in a west Cornwall village in the U.K.

They decided to renovate it while being as thrifty as possible.

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One of the projects they knew they wanted to attempt in their new house was to convert a small bedroom into a chic and spacious bathroom totally worthy of Instagram.

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Definitely not an amateur project.

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Their original ensuite bathroom was literally tiny so I'm not surprised they wanted to get rid of it in favor of losing a small bedroom instead.

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This makes sense.

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But there were issues with this new and exciting idea.

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The piping in the new space had to be done from scratch since the house they bought was built in the 1940s.

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They couldn't even use the old flooring.

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I guess it must've been not suitable for this purpose. So more work needed to be done than expected as per usual with these projects.

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And, of course, all the new piping had to be cleverly hidden behind these wooden panels which then got a new life with a shiny coat of fresh paint.

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At least they found some solutions.

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The couple also got some cool features in their new spacious bathroom such as a relaxing bathtub and a modern-looking shower.

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Which they seem to absolutely adore. Hee, hee.

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It was also very important to these two to use as many repurposed items as possible, such as this old desk they used as a base for their sink.

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That's an amazing upcycle idea!

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Madeleine was very patient while she was looking for all the other fine details she wanted to feature in this awesome bathroom.

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She looked on Etsy and other online sites.

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She wanted to infuse traditional pieces such as rustic shelving and wooden accents with more modern elements such as the flooring and shower features.

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It all blended perfectly.

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Then there were also pieces that they wanted to incorporate into their new space.

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The couple added cute plants, baskets, and some items they recently got on their trip to Morocco.

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So here's a look at what their bathroom looked at the beginning of the project.

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Definitely not that Instagram worthy. Right? Hee, hee. It needed work to look good.

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And here's the bathroom when it was all said and done.

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Wow, talking about a beautiful transformation. This is totally my kind of bathroom aesthetic. I love this space now.

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So overall these guys spent about £6,388 on the whole renovation.

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The bulk of it was spent on professional tradesmen to take care of the plumbing. That's pretty impressive.

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