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A couple have revealed how they saved £5,000 building their own walk in wardrobe.
Megan Righelato, 25, and Chris Forshaw, 27, from Stansted, had seen quotes online for £6,000, but managed to spend just £1,000 making the wardrobe using IKEA units.
The couple moved into their four-bedroom home in October 2020 and began renovating straight away. The wardrobe took 12 weeks to complete and consists of hanging space, drawers, a full length mirror, vanity desk and plenty of storage space.
"The house was built in 1990 so a lot of the decor was outdated," said Megan.
"We knew we wanted to renovate the property and one of the first things we started on was the walk in wardrobe as it was always a dream of mine.
"I noticed the master bedroom was a good size and mentioned a walk in wardrobe to Chris but when we moved in our furniture, that's when we really saw potential for one as there was plenty of space.
"Chris started by building a stud wall, adding plasterboard and making it into a proper room. We then painted it and added all the interiors like the IKEA units and rails.
"The IKEA units cost us £600 and the rest of the painting and building materials was around £400 so we managed to save a lot of money by doing it ourselves.
"We both have our own sections and use it everyday.
"I never thought I would have a walk in wardrobe so it's a dream for me and by using IKEA pax units, we're able to change it in the future if we want to."
The couple did all the work themselves to create the 46.4 square foot wardrobe.
Megan added: "For anyone wanting to do a similar thing, I'd recommend working out the layout before getting started and shopping around for the best deals.
"Work out how you want to prioritise space and take your time with it."
This is giving us major inspo'!
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