Home renovations can cost a fortune.
But for savvy thrifty mother-of-two Tracey O’Malley, from Sydney, she managed to save $40,000 after getting the materials from classifieds website Gumtree.
From purchasing a fireplace for a fraction of the price to a free spa, the thrifty woman revealed how she revamped her family home on a shoestring budget.
Mother Tracey O’Malley purchased her fireplace for $200 on Gumtree, valued at $3,700
The mother gave her kitchen a full renovation after purchasing her materials online
She renovated her laundry room on a shoestring budget by getting their materials online
‘Most of the things are brand new but for half the price,’ she told Sunrise.
She purchased a brand new door for just $50, a lock for $65 and tiles for both her kitchen and bathroom for a measly $150.
The stunning outdoor spa was free on the condition they pick it up from Newcastle, about 165km from Sydney.
The thrifty homeowner managed to save $40,000 after getting the materials online
The family got a free outdoor spa: The catch?
They had to travel about 165km to pick it up
Before and after: The mother has been documenting her home renovations on Facebook
After finding her interior materials at an affordable cost, she gave her home’s entrance, laundry, lounge room and kitchen a full makeover.
The avid bargain hunter said she has been a long-time Gumtree user – and decided to get all her things in one spot.
She even purchased the bar stools before the family even moved into the house.
‘I had the kitchen, I just needed the house,’ she said as she laughed.