Ms. quotes £ 1k for a new kitchen floor renovating it herself for only £ 45 with frogtape and gray paint
IF you’ve had enough of your dated kitchen flooring and want a modern, fresh look at a great price, this clever hack could give you what you’re looking for without the added cost.
Holly Windsor, 25, wanted to update her flooring to match her Hinch-inspired color scheme but was put off by the £ 1,000 offer she received.
Holly wanted to replace her worn kitchen floor but got £ 1k for itPhoto credit: latestdeals.co.uk
It wasn’t until Holly was fired from her job as a data analyst due to Covid that she had time to renovate the house she shares with partner Alex and rescue Border Collie Patch in Gillingham, Kent.
After smashing a bunch of other budget upgrades featured on her Instagram account during the lockdown, it was time to say goodbye to the worn kitchen floor that clashed with her all-gray kitchen.
Talking to the money-saving community LatestDeals.co.uk. She said, “We had been talking about changing our laminate kitchen flooring since we received the keys to our house in March 2018, but we couldn’t because of the tight budget. I can’t afford to replace it with tiles yet.
“We received a couple of offers for tiles that ranged from £ 600 to £ 1,000.
She did it herself with the help of her partner and it only cost £ 45Photo credit: latestdeals.co.uk
Holly Windsor, 25, regularly engages in home improvement projects and shares them online Photo credit: latestdeals.co.uk
“We were looking for wall paints at our local B&B when we came across paints that could be used for laminate. So we thought we’d give it a try.”
Holly bought a two-liter bath in V33 Renovation Floor & Stairs paint in Loft Gray Satin for £ 36, which was enough to cover the entire kitchen floor (approx. 10 m²) with two coats.
Explaining the process, she said, “Before we started, Alex and I cleaned grease and dirt off the floor with Diall liquid sugar soap [£4.17, also from B&Q].
“As soon as the ground was dry, we placed Frogtape [£4.97] around the baseboards, units and island.
“We started filling in the edges with a brush and then painting the rest of the floor with a roller.”
She just went to the floor with a few coats of gray paint Photo credit: latestdeals.co.uk
Holly admitted it was “so easy to cover” and that it took them about an hour to apply the first coat before letting it dry for three hours.
“Next we added a second coat that took a full 24 hours to dry properly.
“We are very happy with the end result. It looks like a brand new floor for a fraction of the cost.
“All scratches and scratches from the previous owners are now completely camouflaged.
“My tip for people who want to do the same thing is to just give it a try – you won’t regret it. It’s simple, cheap, and durable. “
Tom Church, co-founder of LatestDeals.co.uk, comments, “It’s amazing what you can do with a can of paint and a little imagination. If you’re stuck with a laminate flooring that you don’t like, you can easily update the color with special paint. Plus, you can save hundreds compared to retiling. “
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