A woman was shocked when she was quoted £1,000 to revamp her kitchen floor – so did it herself at a tenth of the cost.
Charlie-Anne Bradburn, 23, wanted to bring the room to life after getting the keys earlier in the year.
She hoped a new floor would give the inherited galley kitchen some character but couldn't believe the costs involved.
So the young woman, from Nuneaton in Warwickshire, took matters into her own hands.
She came up with a budget-friendly solution after saving kitchen floor tiles that were “ready for the bin” with a fantastic DIY paint job.
Charlie-Anne's total costs barely hit £100 – and she was delighted with the results.
“When we bought the house, the kitchen was outdated and falling apart," she told money-saving community LatestDeals.co.uk.
"I can only imagine how old the floor tiles were, but I thought they were ready for the bin.
“My vision for the kitchen was to create a modern vintage style look, with a touch of quirkiness. I didn’t want an all-white kitchen that was too clinical looking, as I do like patterns.
"But I also didn’t want to add anything too dark to the floor either.”
However, she didn't expect the bill to hit four-figures – so had to do things a very different way.
She got down to work and the results speak for themselves.
“I was quoted over £1,000 to replace the old tiles, as the floor would have needed re-leveling,” she says.
“I decided that painting my tiles would be the cheapest way to give them a new lease of life,” she says.
“The bonus was that it would be a fraction of the cost of getting new tiles laid.”
Source: Read Full Article