I transformed my drab council house kitchen with a £14 buy from B&M – it’s so easy & tonnes cheaper than a new worktop | The Sun

I transformed my drab council house kitchen with a £14 buy from B&M – it’s so easy & tonnes cheaper than a new worktop | The Sun

08/26/2023

A DIY fan has shared how she transformed her council house kitchen for just £14 and it’s blown people’s minds. 

The savvy lady was sick of her drab worktop so decided to give it a glow-up on a shoestring budget, using sticky flooring from B&M. 

The woman, who posts under the username Homewithnumber7, is part of a huge community of DIY devils who’ve made their council houses look like mansions on the cheap. 


In her clip, she explains the hack turned out ‘better than I thought’ and everyone agrees, it’s fabulous.

The woman films a before shot of her boring kitchen, which features a stainless steel sink and draining board, a black worktop and beige splashback tiles.

Footage skips to a zoomed-in view of some vinyl wood-style flooring, which she carefully cuts with a large pair of scissors. 

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She moves closer to the vinyl to show off the textured pattern, and it looks exactly like natural wood. 

With the vinyl carefully cut, measured and smoothed over her work surface, she focuses on the tricky edges between the sink and the splashback. 

She uses the back of a knife to align the material against the sink and uses her scissors to neaten the edges. 

Finally, she skips to the good part – a totally transformed ‘wooden’ kitchen worktop with not a bubble or crease in sight. 

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It’s so smooth, you’d never know it was vinyl and the best part is, the vinyl costs just £14 a roll.

The woman says ‘it really does make a difference’ to her space, and she’s inspired hundreds to do the same. 

One user said: “I saved so much money. Now I can afford to buy some Balenciaga bits.”

A second replied: “Beautiful job.”

And a third commented: “That really suits your kitchen.” 

The woman’s worktop hack was just the beginning of her council house makeover. 

She’s already painted over her boring white walls with biscuit-coloured gloss and used Polyfilla to smooth over the bumps and bashes left by former tenants. 

It doesn’t end in the kitchen, either. 

When she moved in, her living room featured ugly black floor tiles, an ancient fireplace and dirty plaster walls. 

Within weeks, she transformed the room into a peaceful haven with plush brown carpet, a fresh sofa and modern high street accessories. 

Her little girl’s bedroom was a mess too, with unpainted walls and bare floorboards unsafe for tiny feet. 

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