June 21, 2021

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DIY ideas to upgrade your kitchen this Bank Holiday weekend

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WHY buy more when you can upcycle for less? 

Bank Holidays mean DIY for many of us, with the kitchen being the focus for many.

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Here’s some DIY ideas to upgrade your kitchen this Bank Holiday weekendCredit: Getty

The cost of a new kitchen can cost an average of £8,000, but there are budget tricks to slash that price. 

From covering your fridge to painting your cabinets, here is how to upgrade this Bank Holiday weekend.

CLEAN UP THOSE CABINETS: Updating cabinets with a lick of paint is the fastest way to ­create a glam new look. 

Bold colours such as teal and navy are popular right now. First, you need to clean up to get rid of any grease. You can buy all-purpose commercial degreaser for around £12 but a bucket of warm water and diluted washing-up liquid will also do the trick and it’s just 50p at Asda.

SAVE: £11.50

BRUSH UP: Next, give those cupboards a lick of paint. Wilko has an affordable range — get the Quick Dry cupboard furniture paint at £10 for 750ml. It’s much cheaper than Dulux, £19 at B&Q. 

Use masking tape to cover handles for a more professional finish.

SAVE: £9

FRIDGE SAVER: A new fridge or freezer can cost hundreds but you can give your old one a makeover with a vinyl wrap. 

There are some great affordable ones on Amazon and you can watch YouTube videos to see how to apply them. 

I am keen on vinylrevolution.co.uk too, where you can get a selection of block colours, starting at £24.99, depending on the size.

FANCY FLOORS: If you’re not one of the lucky ones who pulls back their lino to find a perfect wood floor, don’t worry — you can get a wood-effect floor in a jiffy with the pale grey herringbone vinyl at Tapi (search for Arcadia Bernini style) for £13.99 per square metre. 

To save even more, use vinyl tile stickers to create a chic look on the cheap.

Studio.co.uk has 11-packs of monochrome tiles in a lovely pattern for just £5.99 per pack.

  • Prices on this page correct at time of going to press. Deals and offers subject to availability.

Deal of the day

Pizza Express Sloppy Giuseppe pizza is just £2.50 at Sainsbury’s

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Pizza Express Sloppy Giuseppe pizza is just £2.50 at Sainsbury’s

SORT out dinner with a Pizza Express Sloppy Giuseppe pizza from Sainsbury’s for just £2.50. Usually £5.

SAVE: £2.50

Cheap treat

Save on a bottle of Bombay Sapphire gin from Ocado

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Save on a bottle of Bombay Sapphire gin from Ocado

NAB a bottle of Bombay Sapphire gin for £22 from Ocado. Usually £27.50.

SAVE: £5.50

Treat yourself

ICE cream, anyone?

Aldi is selling an ice cream maker for £29.99 as one of the store’s Special Buys – and it’s super easy to use, promising easy-to-whip-up soft-serve ice cream in just 15 to 25 minutes.

The machine is available online only and makes approximately one litre of ice cream – meaning there will be enough to treat all the family.

Top swap

A six-pack of Fab strawberry ice lolly is £2.20 at Morrisons

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A six-pack of Fab strawberry ice lolly is £2.20 at Morrisons
Swap it for a pack of six Gianni’s Ice Blitz for 89p at Aldi

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Swap it for a pack of six Gianni’s Ice Blitz for 89p at Aldi

I LOVE a Fab strawberry ice lolly, £2.20 for a six-pack at Morrisons. But Gianni’s Ice Blitz, 89p for six at Aldi, is a pretty savvy swap.

SAVE: £1.31

Giselle’s little helper

POUNDTOY.COM has a huge spring clearance sale on toys, with prices starting at just 1p.

You can also claim a further 50 per cent off certain clearance items – as long as your basket is worth more than 2p – with the code SPRINGCLEAN50.

Brands include LOL Surprise!, Disney and Paw Patrol – so mums and dads should check it out.

Shop and save

Use code ESCENTUAL25 for 25 per cent off beauty treats at escentuals.com

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Use code ESCENTUAL25 for 25 per cent off beauty treats at escentuals.com

GET 25 per cent off beauty treats until midn­ight tonight using code ESCENTUAL25 at escentuals.com.

SAVE: 25 per cent

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