A DIY-savvy Hull dad has saved thousands of pounds by redecorating a focal part of his home in what has been described as a "stunning" transformation.

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by building the staircase, the money-saving parent estimates he saved around £4,000.

Speaking to money-saving community about the project, he said : "I saw online that a lot of people were doing the normal glass balustrade and I wanted something a bit different.

"I was looking at the staircase and I realised that the stringer of the stairs neatly lined up with the wall above.

"I thought that I could get a full sheet of glass in there and be able to bolt it on and hide it in the top.

"then i looked on pinterest and found a photo of it so i decided to go with it.

DIY: Ash was pleased with the results (Image: Ash Bunn/

After making the template, he then took it to a local glass factory to get this part of his design all made up.

It took around a week to make and needed around three people to lift it.

Ash said : "I bolted [ the glass ] up and got it level.

Then I decided to run some LEDs around the three sides of the glass that are hidden inside.

“It was really easy to do," said Jodie (Image: Jodie Worboys)

i then made an add-on stringer to box it off."

I'm very happy with the outcome.

"For the stairs and cupboards, it cost roughly £550.

tom church, co-founder of, comments : "i can only imagine how much a builder would quote to achieve a similar effect.

‘Really happy’: Savvy dad saves £4,000 transforming stairs using money-saving DIY tips (Image: Ash Bunn/

"Hats off to Ash for creating this stunning modern look for just £550.

"saving £4,000 is a real achievement- and look at that amazing space for all his shoes too.

Jodie went for a dark grey colour on her kitchen cupboards to match her living room decor.

"It's great to save money, we are always doing our own DIY projects around the house, and it ’ s even better when you ’ ve done it all yourself."

The couple stripped back the flooring (Image: Jodie Worboys)

"@ up2datehome is also great for low-cost high street accessories," she added.

I, of course, said yes, because I love a project," she explained.

Ash Bunn, 33, a rope access maintenance technician and dad of two from Hull, wanted to create a glass feature within his staircase and add lots of storage too.

Inspiring himself from Pinterest and enlisting the help of friends, Ash managed to create the staircase of his dreams for just £550.

DIY: Ash took the template to a local glass factory to get it made (Image: Ash Bunn/

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