DIY couple turn plain kitchen into new fresh space using £1.75 Ikea bargains

Doing a spot of DIY on a budget can be quite satisfying.

And we all know how expensive freshening up the kitchen can be.

Now one couple has revealed how you can manage such great results on a budget.

Rachel Green and Max Butler, from Leicestershire, transformed their kitchen using Ikea bargains.

Speaking to, they said: "We want to knock through our kitchen into the dining room to create a kitchen diner.

"But until then we wanted to freshen up the space and make it feel more to our taste.

"So I spent hours on Instagram and Pinterest saving pictures of my favourite ideas and creating a mood board for each room."

The couple's kitchen had brown cupboards and black worktops, so they decided to create a more monochrome feel with marble.

Their project was achieved on a budget by sourcing items from B&Q, Ikea and Facebook Marketplace.

They added: "First we went to Homebase to find some supplies.

"We picked up a wood roller to ensure a smooth finish and picked out the Harris Ultimate Woodwork Gloss 4in roller set for £5.50."

To add a special touch they decided to make all the handles on the wardrobes and drawers gold.

Rachel explained: "We did this by removing them all and spray painting them with a can from Amazon. It cost just £11.98.

"Another hardware store we visited was B&Q.

"One addition we wanted for the kitchen was some shelves. To find the materials, we searched Facebook Marketplace."

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The couple bought brackets off Etsy, they even purchased items from Asda and Poundland.

Speaking about the project, the pair revealed it was "very easy to do".

Co-founder of LatestDeals Tom Church said: "As Rachel and Max have proven here, DIY transformations don't have to be drastic.

"A few changes to the colour scheme and a lick of paint can be all you need to make a space feel completely new."

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