I gave my tired council house a makeover using The Range & B&Q bargains…my whole family chipped in & it was so worth it | The Sun

A WOMAN has revealed that she gave her tired council house the ultimate makeover using bargain buys from high-street chains. 

30-year-old Alixandra Jay Back took to TikTok to show off her home transformation.

The mother explained that her whole family chipped in for the home makeover and they used cheap finds from Dunelm, The Range and B&Q. 

She shared her video with the caption ‘Hard work paid off 😃 not yet complete!’

Alixandra said: “Council house renovation over four weeks.” 

She shared a variety of pictures of her council home, before and after its transformation.

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What was originally a plain and very run down hallway, has now been renovated to an extremely modern and very chic design.

There’s new flooring, a stunning new staircase and the walls have been freshly painted white.

The front room has also been given an epic makeover – there’s a lovely new grey flooring and the walls have been painted grey to match.

To make the room that bit more homely, Alixandra finished it off with a cosy sofa with comfy cushions and a cute hanging plant.

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The master bedroom was also given some TLC – the old wallpaper was ripped and given a fresh lick of paint and the tired lampshade was replaced with a glamorous chandelier.

And not only this, but the dining area was given an impressive upgrade too – what was once very beige has now been instantly boosted with an emerald green paint.

Alixandra explained that her whole family helped to give her home a makeover.

She confirmed that she filled her home with high street bargains, including her living room rug from The Range and Venetian blinds from Dunelm. 

She also revealed that the dark grey flooring in her home was from B&Q. 

Alixandra’s video has clearly impressed many, as it has quickly racked up 119.1k views.

It has 4,261 likes, 118 comments and 63 shares.

Social media users were stunned at Alixandra’s home transformation and were quick to congratulate her on her home’s makeover. 

One person said: “Absolutely gorgeous, well done 👏”

Another added: “Mine’s nowhere near this after 5 year 😂smashed it ❤” to which Alixandra replied “You’ll get there! We couldn’t have done it without the whole family 😂 uncle’s a decorator and my dad did all the flooring ❤️” 

A third commented: “You’ve done a beautiful job! What a stunning family home 😊” 

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Someone else asked: “How much all in total please 🥰🥰🥰🥰” to which the mother confirmed “Honestly don’t know 😅 flooring for room, dining room and carpet all upstairs was about 1K… tiles in hall were from parents.

“Maybe a grand a half? Had all my furniture and everything already in storage. So it was literally just flooring, paint, blinds.” 

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