Creative Homeowner Transforms Dark & Dingy Kitchen For Less Than $150


If you’ve ever renovated a kitchen, you don’t need me to tell you how expensive it can be. However, one should never underestimate the power of some fresh paint and other minor fixes! When Becky Lane relocated from London to Surrey, UK, she went about transforming the dark and dated kitchen in her new house for about £100 (equivalent to around $140 USD). The end result is so different from the original, it’s hard to believe her little and cost-effective fixes made such a huge impact!

As reported by House Beautiful UK, Becky explained, “It was mainly all paint that the money was spent on. I bought four pots of Wilkinson chalk furniture paint (£10 each) as I wanted a matte finish instead of satin or gloss. I painted the tiles in Ronseal (£10 tile paint), and then used a varnish over the top for £9.” The tile floor also received a very thorough scrubbing.

The tiles covering the counters and backsplash were coated with three rounds of paint plus varnish, giving the room a much-needed clean and fresh feel. Some gold hardware for the cabinets and other hints of decor finished off the transformation.

It’s hard to believe this stunning, budget-friendly transformation only took one weekend and a few weeknights to complete. Becky’s kitchen remodel just goes to show that some creativity and elbow grease are all you need to completely transform a space and make it your own, without having to spend a ton of money. Kudos to you, Becky!

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