Mum moves to new Surrey home and renovates whole garden with £100 budget

A mum has revealed how she's spent just £100 renovating her courtyard.

Becky Lane, who has over 15,600 followers on her Instagram page @21oakham, relocated to Surrey from London.

And MyToolShed recently spotted her transformation with the mum revealing how she managed it on a small budget.

She said: "We recently bought another renovation project – this is the third property we have done up.

"With summer fast approaching, we wanted to create a space to relax and chill in but on a budget.

"We struggled to see online any good crazy paving transformations which are in so many gardens in the UK."

The latest transformation isn't the only project Becky's worked on either.

Recently the mum and her partner renovated their London home to increase the house value by £225,000.

Now the garden in their South East London home has gained a lot of recognition and even won the Ronseal Lockdown Garden award.

The couple's outdoor space was done through DIY and second hand purchases.

She explained: "Whenever we can save money, we do."

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Becky added: "With everyone being more environmentally responsible now, the online second hand marketplace is huge.

"If we upcycle or reuse a second hand item it can allow us to splash out more on a statement piece."

Now the mum revealed how she transformed her garden courtyard in Surrey with a budget of £100.

First she started by jet washing the whole area before removing all the dead shrubs and weeds.

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She continued: "Once the paving was washed we painted it using white masonry paint.

"This acted as a primer but also allowed us to see all the cracks a lot easier in the paving.

"My husband watched some YouTube videos on how to use ready-mixed mortar to fill in all the cracks."

The mum told how Ikea is the couple's all-time favourite and Facebook Marketplace is great for upcycling items.

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Now a DIY expert has explained what you should be adding to your garden for profitability.

MyToolShed's Jade Shaw added: "When revamping or renovating your garden it's important to know what to do and what not to do.

"We recommend adding these 9 garden features to your home as altogether they can increase the value by 93.8%.

"This includes decking, exterior paint, weatherproof coating, bi-folding doors, hot tub, office, swimming pool, and a conservatory."

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She continued: "Obviously some of those features can be on the pricey side.

"But even just doing your decking, exterior paint, weatherproof coating and a fire pit can add under £50,000 to the average home."

Here are 6 styling tips to transform your back garden on a budget in 2021:

  1. Choose an outdoor rug for a Mediterranean vibe
  2. Keep just one or two focal points for elegant Belgian style
  3. Opt for neutral colours in 2021
  4. Bring bold colours through with plants
  5. Get the monochrome look by priming your paving with white masonry paint
  6. Fix bamboo screens to fence posts to create rattan textures

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