I was quoted £2400 to renovate my kitchen so I decided to do it myself and it didn’t cost me a penny | The Sun

A DIY fan has revealed how she transformed her kitchen on a budget after deciding that getting a professional was too pricey. 

In fact the home renovator revealed she didn’t end up spending a penny on her new kitchen as she had all the tools she needed already.  

Ajai Guyot shared her kitchen renovation in a TikTok video online and she said she believes anyone can do it. 

She said: “Here are step-by-step details on how you can DIY and save on your kitchen makeover for a fresher look, without having to break the bank!”

Ajai confessed she was quoted nearly £2,500 for her kitchen renovation so she decided she would save herself some money and DIY it. 

She said: “And today I'm going to be sanding, priming, and painting my cabinets because I received a quote for a little bit over $3,000 and the way my account is set up is looking like a DIY. So here's what I'm doing to save money."

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The DIY fan first started with transforming her cabinets. Luckily Ajai had some materials from a previous renovation. 

She said: “And I'm prepping the kitchen using some of the leftover materials I had from our move."

Ajai first used a machine to sand her cabinets but you could grab some sanding paper from a hardware store. 

Next Ajai primed her cupboard to make sure that the paint colour lay smoother. 

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You can nab a bucket of this from stores like Wilko or B&M for around a tenner. 

Ajai said: “I really wanted to make sure they did not seep through the colour I chose, so I gave it a good sand and I'm priming it here and just getting it ready for the paint colour."


“And this is how it turned out. Nice and smooth.”

The DIY fan said uses a paint roller to apply her new paint to her cupboards, make sure you get a small one and a small brush to fit into any crevices your cupboards may have. 

Ajai said: “I like to do a roll on just because I feel like it's better when it comes to touch ups.”

In the end Ajai settled on installing new knobs for her kitchen's new look. 

She said: “Took me a while to decide on whether I wanted knobs or pools, but I learned that knobs are much more cost effective than pools, so I decided on the knobs.”

“Also be installing all of the organisation systems this time. My toddler used to play with the last trash can left out, so I'm happy to be able to conceal it this time.


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Ajai said that her husband had bought her a range of different floral style cupboard knots for her kitchen. 

Though the DIY fan confessed she was still undecided on which ones to go for. 

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