WITH the cost of living so high, embarking on any type of home renovation can be incredibly costly.
But a budgeted home renovation can still look chic and trendy.
Newbuild with character is a TikTok account run by a couple who are renovating their first home.
They love DIY’s and are inspired by neutral colours.
In a recent video they shared a DIY stair runner renovation which cost them just £50.
They said: “How we did our DIY stair runner for under £50.”
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They told their viewers: “We have done both sets of stairs in this runner style.”
“When we moved into our new build, we asked for the stairs to be painted white because we eventually planned to do this – we just procrastinated massively!”
First they topped up their stairs with white paint.
Then they added carpet adhesive to each step.
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This wil make sure the runner doesn’t move which can be pretty dangerous on stairs.
After the carpet adhesive was stapled down they added runners.
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The first time buyers bought their runners from B&Q they said: “We bought three runner rugs from B&Q for each set of stairs that were on sale for £15 each!!”
These are the beige Lalash runner carpets from B&Q.
But it looks like the runners are popular the account user said: “I had to go to two different stores because the stock was that low but for the money we saved I think it was well worth it!”
The top part of the carpet is connected to the landing with nosing which is ideal for carpet of laminate flooring.
The user said even though the project was a DIY the stair runner is very secure.
They said: “Each step is stapled, taped and has carpet adhesive. It's been up for three months so far and no movement yet”.
Viewers were very impressed with the video which now has 520,000 views.
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One commenter said: “That is so much better than mine and mine was fitted by Carpet Right…. Of wrong”
Another said: “This is very well done for that price”.
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