A MUM has shared how she revamped her council house on a budget – but trolls say she shouldn’t live in social housing if she can afford to renovate.

The mum documented the renovation of her home and she said she was “breaking a stereotype” in doing so.

But some commenters have slammed her, saying she shouldn’t have a council home if she can afford to carry out renovations.

One wrote: “You can clearly afford to private rent! Some people work the system to get a council house when they don’t need it, it is selfish.”

The mum responded to this comment in a video.

She said that she and her family had privately rented for four and a half years and that all their furniture had been destroyed by damp during this time.

She said: “Our child’s room had so much rising damp.”

She then showed her current home when she first moved in January 2020, which looked completely different at the time.

Most read in Fabulous


Meg & Harry's 'ship has sailed' for Royal return after missing event with Kate


Woman shares clever trick to dry clothes with no tumble dryer in under two hours


I nearly changed my son's name over trolling…people say he'll never get a job


I got a tattoo at 17 because it was trendy… it was a total fail

She said: “We were so grateful to have a new home but we knew it was going to be hard work and so much work was needed to get it to where it is today.

“We had just a sofa back then and a few items and focussed our entire budget on white flooring, got that down. 

“We can live happily, obviously, that way as long as our flooring’s there for our child’s feet.”

She said they then moved on to replastering several areas in the house, with their child’s room being the top priority.

“Had to buy everything all over again, it was all ruined in private renting”, she said.

She said she had the help of her family in buying furniture to replace the ruined items. 

She added: “We have a lot of second hand items as well.”

She also pointed out that many areas in the house still have not been renovated, including the bathroom. 

“We’re so grateful, very blessed to have what we have, but we’re always aiming to work harder and get even more”, she said.

Finally, she added: “I won’t be replying to any more comments like this, they will be ignored, it’s just positivity on our page, showing people how you can achieve everything on a very low budget if you look hard enough. It can be done.”

Viewers absolutely loved the mum’s response and said she should ignore the negative comments.



Inside the life of Gunther IV – a German shepherd who inherited £280million


I had such a rude date–he lied and made me pay for everything, it got worse

Tell-tale signs

I'm an entrepreneur & I've had burnout – here are the signs to watch for

Sunny suspicion

I drove 8 hours to catch my lying son who had snuck away for spring break

“Council don’t give tenancies on a whim – there are systems in place for being on a list. House is beautiful hun”, wrote one supportive viewer.

Another said: “I don’t get how people are giving you hate for it being a council house.”

“Do not feel you need to explain yourself! This is clearly jealousy! People forget you still pay rent for a council house! Gorgeous home”, wrote a third.

For more home transformations, check out this woman's £100 bedroom transformation, with bargain buys from ALDI, Wilko and IKEA.

Meanwhile, "we’ve turned our dated house into a dream home on a budget – we’d never done DIY before & added £45k to the value."

Plus, This savvy woman turns kitchen from drab to fab with Amazon and Dunelm bargains and it saved her £1.3k.

    Source: Read Full Article