DIY ideas to improve your kitchen this holiday weekend
WHY buy more when you can upgrade for less?
Holidays mean DIY for many of us, with cooking being the focus of many.
The cost of a new kitchen can cost an average of Â£ 8,000, but there are budget tips to reduce that price.
From covering your fridge to painting your cabinets, here’s how to upgrade that Bank holiday weekend.
CLEAN THESE CABINETS: Updating cabinets with a lick of paint is the fastest way to create a glamorous new look.
Bright colors such as teal and navy blue are popular right now. First of all, you need to clean to get rid of any fat. You can buy a commercial all-purpose degreaser for around Â£ 12, but a bucket of lukewarm water and diluted dish soap will also do and it’s only 50p at Asda.
SAVE: â‚¬ 11.50
BRUSH: Then give those cabinets a coat of paint. Wilko has an affordable range – get Quick Dry Cabinet Furniture Paint for Â£ 10 for 750ml. It’s much cheaper than Dulux, Â£ 19 at B&Q.
Use masking tape to cover the handles for a more professional finish.
SAVE: Â£ 9
FRIDGE: A new fridge or freezer can cost hundreds, but you can give your old one a makeover with vinyl wrap.
There are some great affordable ones on Amazon and you can watch YouTube videos to see how to apply them.
I’m also passionate about vinylrevolution.co.uk where you can get a selection of block colors, starting at Â£ 24.99, depending on the size.
FANCY FLOORS: If you’re not one of the lucky ones who pull out their lino to find a perfect parquet, don’t worry – you can get wood-effect parquet in a snap with the pale gray herringbone vinyl at Tapi (look for Arcadia Style Bernini) for 13 , Â£ 99 per square meter.
To save even more, use vinyl stickers to create a chic look at a low cost.
Studio.co.uk is offering 11 packs of monochrome tiles in a pretty pattern for just Â£ 5.99 per pack.
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The business of the day
SORT dinner with Sainsbury’s Sloppy Giuseppe Pizza Express for just Â£ 2.50. Usually Â£ 5.
SAVE: â‚¬ 2.50
NAB a bottle of Bombay Sapphire gin for Â£ 22 from Ocado. Usually Â£ 27.50.
SAVE: â‚¬ 5.50
Ice cream, anyone?
Aldi sells an ice cream maker for Â£ 29.99 as part of the store’s special purchases – and it’s super easy to use, promising easy-to-make soft serve ice cream in just 15 to 25 minutes.
The machine is available online only and produces about a liter of ice, which means there will be enough to process the whole family.
I LOVE a fabulous strawberry popsicle, Â£ 2.20 for a six-pack at Morrisons. But Gianni’s Ice Blitz, 89p for six at Aldi, is a pretty savvy trade.
SAVE: â‚¬ 1.31
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