DIY fan gives outdated kitchen an amazing makeover using Wilko bargains & saves a fortune by doing EVERYTHING herself

A DIY enthusiast has shown off the incredible result of hard work and creativity after completely transforming her outdated kitchen on the cheap.

Rachel Rose wanted a brand new kitchen for her Glasgow home, but wanted to keep the costs down – so took to it with a paintbrush instead giving is a bright, modern makeover.

Rachel Rose gave her kitchen a cheap makeover and it looks incredible

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Rachel Rose gave her kitchen a cheap makeover and it looks incredibleCredit: Rachel Rose/ Mrs Hinch Made Me Do It/Facebook

Opting for a white-wash, modern look, Rachel, who shares her home interiors on Instagram, said she achieved the look by painting the cupboards with Wilko paint and tackled the work tops with modern marble-effect sticky-back plastic.

But the DIY fan thought of everything – even a solution for extra storage.

Rachel said she picked up some storage extenders from The Range for just £3 which helped her declutter and store more in the cupboards.

Speaking of the cost involved, Rachel told Fabulous that she was gifted the Wilko cupboard paint, which normally costs £20 a tin – which meant saving some extra money.

Her and her boyfriend are selling the house and wanted to spruce up the outdated space

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Her and her boyfriend are selling the house and wanted to spruce up the outdated spaceCredit: Rachel Rose/ Mrs Hinch Made Me Do It/Facebook

Before adding a lick of paint, she washed the cupboards down with sugar soap and lightly sanded them before adding a primer and a couple of coats of paint.

Detailing the process, she revealed: “The work top was in good enough condition but just needed updated so we vinyl wrapped it. It was from a company called create your world- total cost for that was £18.

“The accessories I had already got but not found a place for so that saved money there. Shelving was upcycled with the same furniture paint. Luckily the tiles didn’t need upcycled so they just got cleaned and then I regrouted them with a pen that costs £5! “

Rachel also replaced the blinds with new ones from The Range which cost her £22.99, and thought up a clever way to fix her uneven floors without it costing a fortune.

She used cupboard paint and sticky-back plastic to achieve the look

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She used cupboard paint and sticky-back plastic to achieve the lookCredit: Rachel Rose/ Mrs Hinch Made Me Do It/Facebook
They even found a cheap way to fix the uneven floors by watching Youtube clips

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They even found a cheap way to fix the uneven floors by watching Youtube clipsCredit: Rachel Rose/ Mrs Hinch Made Me Do It/Facebook

To avoid the extra costs involved in replacing the floor, Rachel said: ” We saved money by buying the self levelling concrete x2 bags for £20 each from wickes and followed youtube videos to lay it ourselves.”

And added: “The underlay was from b&q it was £7.50 per pack we got 3x packs but only needed 2x so we are using the rest for around the flat.

“The flooring is deco click vinyl which is super easy to lay and cut yourself as it clicks into place. That was on offer at b&m and we got it for roughly £22 per box

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Mum saves $770 by shunning cleaners and scrubbing her grimy grouting with a $22 gel from Bunnings

Mum saves $770 by scrubbing her grimy kitchen grouting with a $22 ‘miracle’ gel instead of hiring cleaners

  • A mother restored her grouting to perfect condition with $22 gel from Bunnings
  • She bought ‘Long Life Grout Cleaner’ after cleaners quoted $792 for the job
  • The liquid lifted stains in seconds when she scrubbed it with a brush
  • The mum said she couldn’t believe why she hadn’t tried the cleaner ‘years ago’

A mother who restored her grime-ridden grouting to perfect condition with a $22 gel from Bunnings has saved $770 by shunning cleaners and doing the job herself.

After professionals quoted $792 to clean the tiled floor of her Queensland home, the mum bought a two-litre bottle of ‘Long Life Grout Cleaner’ and got to work with a scrubbing brush. 

Photos posted in a Facebook cleaning group show the result of her efforts, with just a few seconds of scrubbing lifting the blackened dirt caked into the grouting between each tile.

‘Just finished four tiles and I cannot believe I didn’t do this years ago,’ she wrote in the caption. 

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Before: The grime-ridden grouting on the floor of a mother's Queensland home

After: The grouting after a few seconds of scrubbing with a $22 gel from Bunnings

A mother restored the grime-ridden grouting on the floor of her Queensland home (left) to perfect condition (right) with a $22 gel from Bunnings

She transformed her tiles with Long Life Grout Cleaner (pictured) from the hardware giant

She transformed her tiles with Long Life Grout Cleaner (pictured) from the hardware giant

The photos have drawn dozens of delighted responses since they were shared late on Sunday, with comments including ‘wow’, ‘great job’ and ‘looks fantastic’. 

‘You can definitely see the difference, even the tiles look brighter,’ one woman said.

A second who tried the gel on her own tiles confirmed it ‘always leaves them looking brand new’ and recommended covering freshly cleaned grouting with a sealant to prevent further stains.

‘I used this on the tiles in my laundry. It is brilliant. I couldn’t believe the difference afterwards,’ said a third. 

And it’s not the only affordable product capable of transforming grouting from grimy to gleaming in an instant.

Photos posted in a Facebook cleaning group show the result of her efforts, with just a few seconds of scrubbing lifting the blackened dirt caked into the grouting between each tile

Photos posted in a Facebook cleaning group show the result of her efforts, with just a few seconds of scrubbing lifting the blackened dirt caked into the grouting between each tile

Earlier in September, American actress Savannah Meyer posted a TikTok video which begins with a close-up of a tiled floor with grubby black stains running along the grouting.

The 28-year-old from Utah then pours a drop of Clorox toilet bowl cleaner onto the tiles, leaves it to soak for five minutes and scrubs it gently with a brush.

Dark discolouration lifts off easily, leaving the strips between each tile sparkling white.

‘Should I do my whole kitchen?’ Ms Meyer asked in the caption.

And many felt that she should.

‘Wow what a difference. I desperately need to do this in my kitchen but there are way too many tiles!’ one woman said.  

Before: American actress Savannah Meyer poured a drop of Clorox toilet bowl cleaner onto the grimy grouting of her kitchen floor

After: A quick scrub restored it to a sparkling white fish in seconds

American actress Savannah Meyer restored the grimy

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