Couple give their front porch a magical makeover for just £18 using Home bargains and B&Q buys

A COUPLE has revealed how he transformed his porch for just £18 using cheap buys from Home Bargains and B&Q.

Hari Harris, 25, and his partner Jamie, decided to give their front entrance a magical makeover, and they say they feel like they’re in the “Love Island villa.”


Taking to the Facebook group DIY on a Budget Official, he shared the amazing before and after photos.

Captioning the snap Hari wrote: “Front porch glow up!!!

“Absolutely amazed how this turned out. The total cost of this was just £18!!”

Hari explained that he had picked up the faux foliage squares for free but similar could be purchased for £3 from Ikea.

The lights were a Home Bargains buy while they got the wood from B&Q, and had it cut to measure in store.

The couple then screwed the wood to the wall, and tacked the lights to the wood.

They cable tied the squares of foliage together and tacking those to the wood in what he describes as a “simple” makeover.

He adds: “For those with a good eye. The door was done by using white electrical tape.”


His post has since received more than 3,400 likes from his seriously impressed followers.

Hari, who shares his home transformations on Instagram, spent much of lockdown transforming his home.

He previously told LatestDeals.co.uk, "During the lockdown, we managed to complete a garden makeover and a dressing room makeover.

"It gave us something to concentrate on as well as being rewarding – after all DIY is most rewarding when the job is complete!

"We've been renovating our home for two years and with just one room left to do it's finally coming to an end.

“My main tips would be to shop around and look because the savings can be huge.

“The B&Q kits were easy to build, and can be cut down to fit the room so any space can be transformed.”

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And a mum of three girls who share one bedroom reveals simple way she makes sure they all have their own space.

Plus a fed-up mum-of-four transforms her wardrobe into a ‘f*** off room’ so she can finally get some peace.

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