Is it just me, or is it that time of year, when everyone gears up to do building works or DIY to their homes?
This year, I have a long list to accomplish. I’m planning on repainting the whole house, both indoors and out. There are also 2 bathrooms and 2 bedrooms to refurbish. As you can see in the photo above, I’ve been checking out tiles for one of my home projects. Doing works to the house can be super expensive. I remember the last time we renovated our house, the builder was forever texting me for more money to buy building materials.
It’s amazing how the costs for basics such as bricks, mortar, glass and tiles could escalate the final bill. With house improvements beckoning, I was most interested to learn about Builder’s Bay. It’s like the eBay for builders or people who want to buy or sell off their excess building materials.
This is such a brilliant way to recycle and cut out unnecessary waste. It’s also an economical approach for those embarking on home projects, but with tight budgets. As I’m redoing my bathrooms this year, I will be replacing my bath tub and sinks. It would seem a shame to throw away the existing bathroom furniture. I’m going to list them on Builder’s Bay. As they say ‘one (wo)man’s junk is another (wo)man’s gold’.
Come to think of it, I have a few unused boxes of wood flooring left from our previous renovation.
Builder’s Bay would be a great place for me to sell these excess pieces, and at the same time declutter to create more space in our basement storage room.
Even better, I could make a little amount of money too.Doesn’t that sound like a win win situation? What do you think of these pretty pastel coloured tiles that I may use for my bathroom? I’m still undecided as there are so many amazing choices out there.
Are you embarking on any building or DIY projects this year? If so, do check out Builder’s Bay. Here are a few of my finds rfrom their site. The grey vanity with basin costs £250, the butler sink costs £60, the mortice rim lock £5 and the cast iron fireplace with kissing peacocks is POA.
Hope you have enjoyed this post with the discovery of a very useful site and resource for when you plan to refurbish your home. Have a lovely day or night. x
( All photography and styling are by me, Geraldine Tan, editor of Little Big Bell. I have collaborated with Builder’s Bay on a sponsored basis to bring you this post. However, all views are my own).