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The austerity house: Couple completely make over their home with reclaimed goods | Mail Online

Elvis & Kresse turned their shell of an apartment into a reuse marvel. This article snippet is from 2011 but the pictures and the ideas are still newsworthy. They went on to create a shop.

Bargain-hunter: Kresse Wesling in her kitchen with her granite and marble work top made from reclaimed off cuts and and a friend's fireplace. She and James Henrit have saved thousands by decking out their one-bedroom flat with unwanted items

In these belt-tightening times, it always helps to shop around to get the best deal.But one couple have taken that philosophy to the extreme by completely transforming their home simply with reclaimed goods.Kresse Wesling and James Henrit bought their two-bedroom flat last year when it was little more than a shell.

Industrious: The couple have made this bed out of reclaimed scaffolding boards and bars to save on buying a new one

Pallet-able: This bed has been lovingly made using painted wooden crates. The couple call their technique 'upcycling' - taking quality, unwanted goods and making them like new

Buckling up: In a feat of true resourcefulness, the curtain ties have been created from BMW seatbelts Food for thought: Wooden pallets have also been used to make the kitchen cupboards. The couple say the kitchen is where they saved the most cash

No burden on the wallet: Kresse with the eight cupboard doors she found at a tip. Her cost-cutting wasn't without man-hours, however, as many items needed work to bring them up to scratch

 

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