Charlotte Summers transformed the empty space in her hallway into a trendy, open space to work in. Wanting to maximize the unused areas in her home, she installed additional storage space
If you were forced to work from home during the pandemic, you probably would have set up an office.
DIY enthusiast Charlotte Summers did just that, transforming the empty space in her hallway into a trendy, open-plan space to work in.
Charlotte from Brighton wanted to make the most of the space in her home rather than having an office in an empty space.
The hallway used to be dark and drab, with a beige wooden floor, but now it looks like a completely new space after the renovation.
Speaking to luxury homewares brand Jacobs and Dalton, she said: “One of the main reasons I wanted to build our DIY hallway shelving was to have an open space where we could display our personal items in style.
“Since this is also our office/workspace, I wanted to keep the decor minimal to keep a clean spirit.
“I also wanted to fill it with things that motivate me, like B. Quotes and prints that mean a lot.”
Charlotte – who didn’t say how much the renovation cost – gave the room a fresh coat of white paint and installed new gray floors to breathe new life into the space.
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The DIY lover also added extra shelving and storage so she could store her belongings and tidy up the rest of her home.
“I would say our open plan hallway/study area is one of the best decisions we made when renovating our home,” she explained.
“We decided to tear down the wall to create an open hallway and study area that was more useful to us and created a better flow throughout the house.”
Charlotte – who shares her DIY projects on her Instagram page – explained that her top tips for anyone else looking to take on a DIY project is to plan ahead.
“I find one of the biggest money-burners in home improvement is waste through trial and error,” she said.
“By planning your cuts carefully and purchasing materials in the most efficient sizes, you minimize the amount of wasted material and save money along the way.
“As the saying goes – mind the pennies and the pounds mind themselves.”
If you’re looking to spruce up your home on a budget, we shared how one mum managed to completely transform the look of her kitchen floor for less than £50 using a cheap eBay template.
And another DIY mom who didn’t want to spend money on a fancy ‘media wall’ managed to build her own for £100.
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