HOME transformations are all the rage right now, but renovations don’t always have to break the bank.
This three-bedroom show home in Bishop Auckland, County Durham, has been decked out with second-hand goods from British Heart Foundation charity shops.
The makeover is part of BHF’s Reuse Revolution campaign, which is encouraging the public to think about shopping more sustainably.
In the house you’ll find a £40 mid-century cabinet, two sofas which cost £75 each, as well as a coffee table for £25.
These pre-loved items were selected by the Founder of interior design company Stanza Style, Alex Egan.
The full interior design was provided for a charitable housing provider, Riverside.
Alex’s vision was to create a sleek and chic looking home to show people that these amazing looks can be achieved with sustainable furniture.
She hopes that people understand that renovating their houses doesn’t have to make a massive dent in their pocket.
Alex also upcycled some of the pieces with a lick of paint to give them a fresh look.
She upcycled the shutter headboard (£95) and a matching bedside table for £45 and an armchair that was £95.
The interior designer told the Daily Mail: “We wanted to prove that great design doesn't have to cost the earth and showcase how preloved items can easily be transformed into something unique.
“Going forward we are pledging to put at least one preloved, upcycled item into each show home we produce.”
Allison Swaine-Hughes, Retail Director at the British Heart Foundation, said: “We were delighted to hear about Alex's project and see the impressive results.”
Allison hopes that the campaign will help stop these items from going to waste.
Last year, the BHF saved around 71,000 tonnes of goods from being wasted, his included 180,000 sofas.
This helped prevent 135,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions being released into the atmosphere.
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