Junior doctors transform their house by upcycling and buying hand-me-down furniture

A bunch of six eco-conscious younger professionals on a finances have revealed how they utterly remodeled their house in a day, spending simply £216 every on charity finds. 

Alex Watts, and Anna Mead, each 28, share their 4 bed room house in Camberwell, south London, with 4 flat mates.

They had been determined to provide their drained home a revamp, however needed to keep away from spending an excessive amount of cash on the rented property, and eager to not spend money on throw away buys.

The couple have advised how they turned their cluttered and easy abode right into a millennial paradise brimming with character, just by portray their outdated furnishings and shopping for some assertion items from their native charity store.

Solicitor Anna, and junior physician Alex stay with Alex’s brother Fraser, 26, a digital supervisor at an artwork dealership and three different junior docs,  Edward, 28, Edward, 29, and Emily, 28.

The pair, who share the house with four other junior doctors, have completely transformed their home using  stock only from charity shops in an effort to be sustainable. Pictured: One bedroom after

Alex Watts and Anna Mead, of their mid 20s, revamped their south London house. Pictured one of many 4 bed room earlier than (left) and after (proper) the transformation. They spent simply £88 on this room. They purchased two bedside cupboards at £10 every, two bedside lamps at £Four every, assorted frames at £2-5 every, and a storage chest for £35

Solicitor Anna, and junior doctor Alex (pictured together) live with Alex's brother Fraser, 26, a digital manager at an art dealership and three other junior doctors, Edward, 28, Edward, 29, and Emily, 28

Solicitor Anna, and junior physician Alex (pictured collectively) stay with Alex’s brother Fraser, 26, a digital supervisor at an artwork dealership and three different junior docs, Edward, 28, Edward, 29, and Emily, 28

The house replace, which price lower than £1300, included a brand new mattress and mattress for £150, 4 chairs for £40, bedside tables for £15 every, units of attracts for £20 and wood wardrobes from £120. 

The group additionally purchased smaller equipment reminiscent of lights and photos, spending between £5 and £10 an merchandise. 

The younger professionals additionally sought assist from inside designer Lynne Lambourne, who upcycled some current furnishings with a easy lick of chalk paint, giving them a model new look. 

Talking concerning the transformation, Alex stated: ‘We’re thrilled with the outcomes of the makeover – which surpassed all expectations! 

‘We had been additionally actually stunned by how low cost and straightforward it was. As a giant home share, loads of our furnishings had been hand me downs from household so it is fab to have an replace and put our stamp on it. 

Anna added: ‘We hadn’t realised that with a lick of paint, you possibly can rework objects into trendy items and had been actually impressed with the standard of things that get donated. 

‘The BHF free assortment service was additionally actually helpful and meant we may donate again the items of furnishings we now not wanted.’ 

The group in their mid-twenties, who share a four-bed house, spent less than £300 each to completely make over the home and even did the renovation in less than 24 hours. Pictured: Living room before
The home update, which cost less than £1700, included a new bed and mattress for £150, four chairs for £40, bedside tables for £15 each, sets of draws for £20 and wooden wardrobes from £120. Pictured: The living room after

The group of their mid-twenties, who share a four-bed home, spent lower than £300 every to utterly make over the house and even did the renovation in lower than 24 hours. Pictured: The lounge earlier than (left) and after (proper) 

The home went from cluttered and messy to a chic modern millennial paradise from a combination of upcycling their existing furniture and buying second-hand from the British Heart Foundation. Pictured one of the bedrooms before (left) and after (right)
One bedroom was transformed by adding a headboard, new artwork and painting the cupboard dark blue

The house went from cluttered and messy to a classy trendy millennial paradise from a mix of upcycling their current furnishings and shopping for second-hand from the British Coronary heart Basis. Pictured one of many bedrooms earlier than (left) and after (proper).  On this room, they purchased two bedside cupboards  at £15 every,  a brand new mattress for £199, two bedside lamps for £Four every, below mattress drawer for £5, a wardrobe for £120, a chair for £10, a mirror for £25, and two wood baskets £Three every. In whole they spent £242 revamping the room

The group were able to make simple changes by painting their existing furniture. Pictured: Bedroom one before

In one bedroom they painted dark oak to a light. Pictured after

The group had been in a position to make easy adjustments by portray their current furnishings. In a single bed room they painted darkish oak to a lightweight gray. Pictured left, earlier than, proper, after

How a lot did they spend in every room? 

Bed room 1 – 2 x Bedside cupboards £15 every, Mattress £199, 2 Bedside lamps £Four every, Beneath mattress drawer £5.​ Wardrobe £120, Chair £10, Mirror £25, 2 x Picket Baskets £Three every.

Whole: £242 

Bed room 2 – Chair £10, Bureau £40.

Whole price: £50

Bed room 3 – 1x Wardrobe £150, 1x Wardrobe £140, Double Chest of drawers £150, 2x Bedside cupboards £20 every, Mattress £150, 2 x Bedside lamps £Four every, Chest Field £65, Be Courageous Image £8.

Whole: £711

Bed room 4: 2 x Bedside cupboards £10 every, 2x Bedside Lamps £Four every, Assorted frames £2-5 every, Storage chest £35​.

Whole: £88

Dwelling Room: Massive image £50, Espresso Desk £20, TV Cupboard £75.

Whole: £145

Kitchen: Four x Chairs £10 every, Picket Body & Hooks £8, Facet Desk £15.

Whole: £63

The young professionals also sought help from interior designer Lynne Lambourne, who upcycled some existing furniture with a simple lick of chalk paint, giving them a brand new look

The younger professionals additionally sought assist from inside designer Lynne Lambourne, who upcycled some current furnishings with a easy lick of chalk paint, giving them a model new look

The young professionals upcycled existing furniture with a simple lick of chalk paint, giving them a brand new look including painting old furniture to trendy chalk

The younger professionals upcycled current furnishings with a easy lick of chalk paint, giving them a model new look together with portray outdated furnishings to fashionable chalk 

Speaking about the transformation, homeowner Alex said: 'We're thrilled with the results of the makeover - which surpassed all expectations!'. Pictured, the master bedroom after the transformation

'We were also really surprised by how cheap and easy it was. As a big house share, a lot of our furniture were hand me downs from family so it's fab to have an update and put our stamp on it' Alex added. Pictured, the master bedroom after the transformation

Talking concerning the transformation, home-owner Alex stated: ‘We’re thrilled with the outcomes of the makeover – which surpassed all expectations! ‘We had been additionally actually stunned by how low cost and straightforward it was. As a giant home share, loads of our furnishings had been hand me downs from household so it is fab to have an replace and put our stamp on it.  Pictured, the main bedroom after the transformation

In one bedroom, the group swapped out old, dated chest of drawers and bedside tables
The second bedroom was given a sleek modern look after its transformation

In a single bed room, the group swapped out outdated, dated chest of drawers and bedside tables for a glossy trendy look.  They solely spent £50 on this room, £10 on a chair and shopping for a bureau  for £40

The group also bought artwork and frames from the British Heart Foundation shop, giving the home a trendy modern feel

The group additionally purchased paintings and frames from the British Coronary heart Basis store, giving the house a classy trendy really feel 

The doctors decorated the living room with plants , hanging baskets and throw pillows. They bought the  picture £50, the coffee table £20 and a new TV Cabinet for £75, revamping the main room for just £145

The docs embellished the lounge with crops , hanging baskets and throw pillows. They purchased the  image £50, the espresso desk £20 and a brand new TV Cupboard for £75, revamping the principle room for simply £145

In a single bed room, the group painted an oak mattress body and a peeling white chest of drawers darkish blue, giving the room a classier and extra subtle really feel.

In one other, they added a glossy headboard to the divan, making the house extra cultured and glossy. 

To keep away from any waste, in lots of rooms they painted oak or white furnishings chalk or darkish blue.

Additionally they crammed the house with crops  making the house a success with the millennial housemates. 

In one bedroom, the group painted an oak bed frame and a peeling white chest of drawers dark blue, giving the room a classier and more sophisticated feel (pictured before)
In one bedroom, the group painted an oak bed frame and a peeling white chest of drawers dark blue, giving the room a classier and more sophisticated feel (pictured after)

In a single bed room, the group painted an oak mattress body and a peeling white chest of drawers darkish blue, giving the room a classier and extra subtle really feel

By adding a lick of paint to the furniture, the room was completely transformed from dull and drab to sophisticated. Pictured before
By adding a lick of paint to the furniture, the room was completely transformed from dull and drab to sophisticated. Pictured  after

By including a lick of paint to the furnishings, the room was utterly remodeled from boring and drab to stylish. They spent £711 on this room, together with a wardrobe for £150 one other wardrobe for £140, a double chest of drawers for £150, two bedside cupboards £20 every, a brand new mattress  for £150, two bedside lamps at £Four every, and a chest field £65. To high it off they bought the Be Courageous image for £8

In the kitchen, they switched out old chairs and hid away gadgets thanks to new storage. Pictured before
In the kitchen, they switched out old chairs and hid away gadgets thanks to new storage. Pictured after

Within the kitchen, they switched out outdated chairs and hid away devices because of new storage.  They bough 4 new chairs at £10 every, a wood body and  hooks for £8, and a facet desk for £15. Spending a complete of £63 for the entire room

Inside Designer Lynne Lambourne stated: ‘Giving this house a complete charity store makeover was a incredible problem. 

‘The retailers are like treasure troves the place yow will discover actually particular person items that may give a house its personal private model. 

‘Plus including a lick of paint will immediately makes them distinctive! 

‘Giving furnishings a brand new lease of life is so vital – not solely in saving good high quality objects from landfill but additionally serving to fund a lot wanted analysis.’

The transformation was undertaken by the charity as a part of its Reuse Revolution marketing campaign. 

BHF are aiming to lift consciousness of the probabilities of purchasing second hand in the case of the house, following the rising backlash towards quick trend.

Interior Designer Lynne Lambourne said: 'Giving this home an entire charity shop makeover was a fantastic challenge. The shops are like treasure troves where you can find really individual pieces that will give a home its own personal style'. Pictured: Bedroom 4 before

Inside Designer Lynne Lambourne stated: ‘Giving this house a complete charity store makeover was a incredible problem. The retailers are like treasure troves the place yow will discover actually particular person items that may give a house its personal private model’. Pictured: Bed room Four earlier than

'Giving furniture a new lease of life is so important - not only in saving good quality items from landfill but also helping fund much needed research' Lynne added. Pictured: Bedroom 4 after

‘Giving furnishings a brand new lease of life is so vital – not solely in saving good high quality objects from landfill but additionally serving to fund a lot wanted analysis’ Lynne added. Pictured: Bed room Four after 

Final yr, their house shops helped reuse and recycle over 42,000 tonnes of furnishings and electrical merchandise and rescued 180,000 sofas from landfill. 

This helped forestall 53,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions being launched into the ambiance.  

Allison Swaine-Hughes, Retail Director on the British Coronary heart Basis, stated: ‘These photographs present the superb potential of purchasing pre-loved for the house. 

‘You could find objects which can be each nice worth and good high quality, in addition to distinctive items that you just would not get wherever else.

‘Procuring with the BHF will assist forestall objects going to landfill, in addition to assist our important analysis in to beating coronary heart and circulatory illness’.

The transformation was undertaken by the charity as part of its Reuse Revolution campaign. Pictured:  a new storage space created in their kitchen

The transformation was undertaken by the charity as a part of its Reuse Revolution marketing campaign. Pictured:  a brand new space for storing created of their kitchen