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 kitchen makeover on a budget 

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Can I Do a DIY kitchen makeover on a budget?

This is a question I get asked a lot and the answer is a big fat yes! There are lots of changes you can make yourself without replacing the kitchen and many of them can be done on a shoestring budget too. Pop over to the blog post here where I shared the results of my own budget DIY kitchen makeover and you can read all my top tips for making a big impact on a small budget. Some are obvious like painting the units and updating the handles, but I also completed some more unusual projects like microcementing my worktops and building a DIY fridge surround. 

DIY Kitchen makeover tips...

You can change the look and feel of a dated kitchen without changing the units. 

- Paint makes a huge difference for a start and you can paint almost everything in the kitchen, cabinets, tiles even window and doors. 

- New hardware (handles, knobs, taps, switches and sockets) can really elevate a space and there are lots of low budget options that pack a style-punch. 

- Removing upper units can really change the feel of the space and can improve the light too. Read more on that here...

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Repair any damage...

Over time, the kitchen can take a bit of a battering which can cause hinges and fixings to become unreliable and even fail completely. Before you start a DIY kitchen makeover, it's worth spending a bit of time fixing these issues to take the stress out of being in the kitchen. I found hinge repair plates to be super useful for fixing dodgy doors, you can read more about that here... 

Get creative...

Sometimes a DIY kitchen makeover requires creative thinking to overcome your kitchen bugbears.

- If you are sick of looking at ugly under-counter appliances for example, why not make a skirtain to hide them behind, read more here... 

- If your fridge is looking a bit lost, why not build a surround to house it in, more on that here...

- If you can't afford flashy new worktops, why not create your own with microcement, more on that here...


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