Thrifty mum transforms her wardrobe into a third bedroom

Thrifty mother transforms her empty built-in wardrobe into a cosy bedroom for her daughter, 7 – complete with space-saving storage cubes and a play area under the bunk bed

  • A clever parent has created an extra room for her youngest child for free
  • Nicola Jordan, from Manchester, shares a two-up, two-down home with her husband and their seven-year-old son and three-year-old daughter Emily
  • Wanted to give their little girl, who currently sleeps in their bedroom, own space
  • Grandparents bought materials and did building work for free during makeover

A clever parent has created an extra room for her youngest child after struggling to accommodate her family-of-four in her two-bedroom home.

Nicola Jordan, from Manchester, shares a two-up, two-down home with her husband, their seven-year-old son and three-year-old daughter Emily, and was keen to give the little girl – who currently sleeps in their bedroom – her own space.

With the help of their grandparents – with one set lending their DIY skills and the other paying for materials – they decided to convert the large wardrobe in their main bedroom into a third room for the little girl, with astounding results. 

Sharing the before and after pictures to Facebook group DIY On A Budget, the post racked up hundreds of likes and comments from impressed followers.

Nicola Jordan, from Manchester, shares a two-up, two-down home with her husband and their seven-year-old son and three-year-old daughter Emily, and was keen to give their little girl – who currently sleeps in their bedroom – her own space. Pictured: Nicola’s closet

With the help of their grandparents – with one set lending their DIY skills and the others paying for materials – they decided to convert the large wardrobe in their main bedroom into a third room for the little girl, with astounding results. Pictured: The bedroom

Sharing her transformation online, Nicola explained that their little boy has his own room, while they’ve been sharing with a room with their daughter since she was born.

She wrote: ‘We have a seven-year-old and three-year-old in a two-up two-down.

‘Our three-year-old girl has been in with with us since birth and just before the lockdown I decided we had to try and get her her own space. 

‘We had a huge cupboard in our room which was of no use. So grandparents to the rescue, one set built and designed it, whilst the other set paid for materials (we are very lucky). 

‘Here’s the before and after and we even gained a little hallway between our rooms. PS ours is still a good size room but we haven’t decorated it yet.’

The before pictures show a large built-in wardrobe, which they ripped out to make into a small bedroom.

With the help of their grandparents’ nifty building work, they even gained an extra corridor between the three bedrooms

The before pictures show a large built-in wardrobe, which they ripped out to make into a small bedroom. 

Making the most of the space, the room contains a high shelving unit, and a single bunk bed, with a secret play area underneath it. 

The extra bedroom even gets light from Nicola’s master, and has a small open slot at the top of the partition wall connecting to the little boy’s room.

With the help of their grandparents’ nifty building work, they even gained an extra corridor between the three bedrooms. 

One Facebook follower wrote: ‘Oh my golly wow that’s brilliant so cosy and what a excellent use of space.’

Meanwhile another added: ‘This is amazing,’ and another agreed, writing: ‘That’s well cool.’

Sharing her transformation online, Nicola explained that their little boy has his own room, while they’ve been sharing with a room with their daughter since she was born

Making the most of the space, the room contains a high shelving unit, and a single bunkbed, with a secret play area underneath it

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