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MyRoom Award 2018

MyBuilder is celebrating the innovative, surprising or inspiring uses of space in the homes of the UK with the MyRoom Award 2018. Vote for your favourite before the 14th October!

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industrial chic bedroom

Ryan Horan

Glasgow 

I needed a storage solution for my small bedroom. Including a place to get my bike off the floor, a real trip hazard at times, haha. I love the industrial look and decided I wanted to elevate cheap OSB wood and scaffolding pole to create a stylish open industrial style wardrobe.

Using my builder.com I found a carpenter who also happened to have a degree in fine art, quite a find! We designed the structure together, he completed the woodwork whilst I painted the room and varnished the structure with clear polyurethane, giving it a hard solid gloss, bringing out all the colours of the wood and making it highly durable. We mounted my bike on the wall against an OSB panel, which looks super stylish and also can be cleaned easily.

Adding steel accessories, Edison light bulbs, copper, a flash of teal and luscious plants to dress the room elevated the style stakes. Retro artwork and bold textiles completed the look. As a final techy touch we integrated a wireless QI charging point beside the bed for cable free phone charging at night. Fun.

Proof that cheap materials can be made beautiful!

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57 votes

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  • Leanne Campbell 9 days ago

    Extremely cool! Love the colour theme!

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  • Gordon Penman 10 days ago

    It’s incredible. Taste levels through the roof

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  • Sarah Dumayne 10 days ago

    A completely different use of raw materials.

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