The DIY duo laid all the tiles themselves on the fireplace, in the front room and on the splash back in the kitchen

‘I transformed my Victorian terrace with £30k thanks to Facebook marketplace, car boot sales and DIY’

Louise Jones’s favourite piece is a £30 table - identical to a £700 John Lewis table she wanted

A thrifty woman saved £30k by renovating her home from scratch - to showroom standard - using Facebook Marketplace, car boots and DIY.

Nine years ago Louise Jones, 37, a mental health nurse, and husband James, software developer, 42, bought a fixer-upper in Bristol.

The front of the house was brown and every room had yellow and orange walls and bright blue carpets.

The pink three-bedroom Victorian terrace is now unrecognisable thanks to the couple who used YouTube videos to help them. Louise is a bargain-buying queen and says research and planning is key to creating your dream beautiful bargain home.

Her favourite feature is her designer table which would have cost her £700 if she’d bought it at John Lewis- but she did her own dupe for £30.

Take a look inside:

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