Blogger reveals kitchen and bathroom makeover costing £400

Thrifty blogger transforms her ‘dark and dingy’ kitchen and ‘rundown’ bathroom into chic and modern spaces using paint and stick-on tiles from B&M – costing just £370

  • Charlotte Greedy, 27, from Wales, transformed her home on a budget of £400
  • Said her home was ‘run down, dingy and grubby’ before the DIY project 
  • Renovated kitchen and bathroom with a lick of paint, vinyl floor and stick-on tiles
  • Said: ‘I did panic at first when I started but it all came together’ in the end 

A blogger with over 100,000 followers has revealed how she transformed her ‘run-down, dingy and grubby’ kitchen and bathroom for less than £400. 

Instagram influencer, Charlotte Greedy, 27, from Pontyclun, Wales, has amassed over 116,000 followers thanks to her savvy DIY hacks and tips. 

She recently completely transformed her kitchen and bathroom for just £374 – the new swish, grey look a far cry from that which came before.

Charlotte revealed: ‘I did panic at first when I started but it all came together exactly as I envisioned in my head.’


Charlotte Greedy has revealed how she transformed her ‘run-down, dingy and grubby’ kitchen and bathroom for less than £400. The kitchen cost Charlotte just £279 – a fraction of what it would cost to fit a brand new kitchen (seen left before and right afterwards)

Instagram influencer, Charlotte Greedy, 27, from Pontyclun, Wales, has amassed over 116,000 followers thanks to her savvy DIY hacks and tips

The dark and dingy bathroom of Charlotte’s three-bedroom semi-detached home is now unrecognisable – despite the transformation only costing £95. 

Charlotte purchased some vinyl flooring (£40) from B&M and fit it herself using some spray glue and a pen knife. 

She also purchased an under-sink storage unit (£40) and some white paint (£10). Charlotte completed the look with some accessories she already owned.

The kitchen cost Charlotte just £279 – a fraction of what it would cost to fit a brand new kitchen. 


Charlotte purchased some stick-on tiles for the walls (£22 – gifted), two tins of paint (£64), new chrome plug-sockets (£23), a new light fitting (£25), and some cupboard handles (£45) (seen left before and right afterwards) 

Charlotte did splurge on a new tiled floor (£100), but otherwise the transformation was very cost-effective.

Charlotte purchased some stick-on tiles for the walls (£22 – gifted), two tins of paint (£64), new chrome plug-sockets (£23), a new light fitting (£25), and some cupboard handles (£45).

‘The bathroom was so run down, dingy and grubby. I’d just moved in so I was on a tight budget,’ Charlotte said.

‘I fitted the flooring myself over the existing flooring and used the new under-sink storage unit to hide all of the pipework. I finished off with a cheap tub of white paint and the room was completely transformed.


The dark and dingy bathroom of Charlotte’s three-bedroom semi-detached home is now unrecognisable – despite the transformation only costing £95. Charlotte purchased some vinyl flooring (£40) from B&M and fit it herself using some spray glue and a pen knife

‘I desperately wanted a new kitchen but I couldn’t afford to buy one so I had the idea to paint mine to mimic a new kitchen.

‘My worktops were a horrible shiny black colour before but I used B&Q’s Good Home ‘North Pole’ paint and they’re now matt white. I used Good Home ‘Delaware’ Satin Multi-Surface paint on my cupboards.

‘I changed all my cupboard handles and my plug-sockets from white to chrome. I also fitted a new chandelier. The floor tiles were the most expensive part but my kitchen now looks brand new.’

She also purchased an under-sink storage unit (£40) and some white paint (£10). Charlotte completed the look with some accessories she already owned

Charlotte did splurge on a new tiled floor (£100), but otherwise the transformation was very cost-effective


Charlote used B&Q’s Good Home ‘North Pole’ paint to update her ‘horrible shiny black’ worktops to a matt white and Good Home ‘Delaware’ Satin Multi-Surface paint the cupboards (seen left before and right afterwards)

With so many Brits choosing to start DIY projects to busy themselves during the ongoing lockdown, Charlotte advises they proceed with caution.

‘Take your time and don’t rush into a project,’ Charlotte said.

‘You need a lot of patience if you’re painting something like a worktop – don’t slap it on. Do lots of thin coats and give enough drying time between coats.

‘DIY can look awful during the process – and it does take a few days – but it’s worth it.’

With so many Brits choosing to start DIY projects to busy themselves during the ongoing lockdown, Charlotte advises they proceed with caution

She recently completely transformed her kitchen and bathroom (seen) for just £374 – the new swish, grey look a far cry from that which came before

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