Now that England is in its second lockdown, DIY is taking up more of our time.

Ahead of the Christmas season you may want to spruce up your home, but without spending a fortune.

Holly Windsor, 25, was made redundant due to the coronavirus pandemic and so decided to renovate her home in Kent.

One area which needed some tender care was her kitchen floor – it was scuffed and needed upgrading.

Holly decided it clashed with her Hinch-esque colour scheme too.

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Holly decided to do the floor herself


So, having been quoted up to £1,000 to tile it, she decided to upgrade it herself.

Holly managed it for just £45!

The young woman, a data analyst, told latestdeals.co.uk : “We got a couple of quotes for tiling, which varied from £600 to £1,000.

“Due to being on a tight budget, we couldn’t afford to replace it with tiles.

“We were shopping for wall paint in our local B&Q when we came across some paint that could be used on laminate, so we thought we’d give it a go.”

The new flooring fitted well with Holly's modern kitchen

Holly bought two litres of V33 Renovation Floor & Stairs paint in Loft Grey Satin costing £36.

It was enough to cover the floor with two coats.

Holly explained: “Before we started, Alex and I cleaned any grease and dirt off of the floor with Diall liquid sugar soap [£4.17, also from B&Q].

“Once the floor was dry, we placed Frogtape [£4.97] around the skirting boards, units and island.

“We began filling in the edges using a paintbrush, and then painted the rest of the floor with a roller.”

She continued: “It took us around an hour to apply the first coat, which we left to dry for three hours.

“Next, we added a second coat, which needed a full 24 hours to dry properly."

Holly noted: “We’re extremely happy with the end result, it looks like a brand new floor for a fraction of the cost.

“All the scuffs and scratches from the previous owners are now completely disguised.”

Holly couldn’t recommend the easy DIY tip enough.

She added: “You won’t regret it. It’s simple, cheap, and hardwearing.”