A COUPLE who were quoted a whopping £700 for staircase lights have revealed how they did it on a £50 budget instead.
Whether it’s changing the flooring or painting the walls, home transformation projects can often cost a fortune – and one duo who knows a little about this are Katie and Liam.
After moving into their first-ever home, the couple were keen to add lights to their staircase – but after inquiring around, they were presented with a huge sum of an astronimical £700.
To slash the costs, they decided to get crafty and attempt to add the decor themselves – and in total, the project came to just £50, saving them a staggering £650.
After arming themselves with all the necessary essentials, Liam then began drilling the walls and feeding the lights through the wooden panelling.
READ MORE ON HOMES
Meanwhile, to hide the black cable, the cash-savvy duo used some moulding that went on top of the skirting – and upstairs, where the lights were getting the power from, the cable was sitting underneath the carpet.
”The location of this plug socket is actually convenient for us to switch on and off,” Katie added in the video.
”Some people have suggested to use motion sensors but, to be honest, we just really like the look of the lights and we just have them on in the evenings.
”We found them actually really useful and they do looka lot better than leaving main lights on.”
Most read in Fabulous
The thrifty project has since gone viral on the social media platform, where the makeover process has amassed more than 20million views in total.
One lover of the staircase glow-up said: ”At first I wasn’t a fan but watched through the entire process and it came out so good! Carpet tied it all together.”
Someone else suggested: ”lights need to be a both sides for me.”
”eyyyy looks amazing!” a social media user chimed in.
”That looks class,” a fourth penned.
But for the thrifty DIY fanatics a break is nowhere near in sight, as there are still a few issues to tackle.
After moving into their new home, Katie and Liam discovered the toilet was broken, the kithen had a flooded dishwasher, the ceiling was in a desperate need of fixing and the wooden banister had to be sanded for a more rustic look.
The crafty home owners regularly share updates on their TikTok page, which has won more than 26.5k followers and over 571k overall likes.