Mum creates Mrs Hinch-inspired kitchen using £28 Amazon hack

A mum who was desperate to give her kitchen a new lease of life has transformed her entire family room using a single product from Amazon.

Karisha Williams said she was quoted £7,000 by professionals after approaching experts for advice on how to give her kitchen a makeover.

The mum of three said she was astonished when she was told her cupboards would cost £600 alone – inspiring her to do it herself.

Sharing impressive before-and-after images of her kitchen transformation on the Facebook group Mrs Hinch Made Me Do It, Karisha wrote: "I was quoted over £600 for my kitchen cupboards to be wrapped!! And £7000 for a new kitchen.

"So I bought a new side and wrapped the cupboards myself."

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Karisha used three of Amazon's £28 adhesive rolls to revamp her tired wooden cupboards and make them shiny and grey like Mrs Hinch's.

Available in pink, grey red, purple and black, these roll of PVC can be stuck directly on to surfaces and are wipe clean – making them ideal for kitchen surfaces.

As part of her DIY project, Karisha also paid £200 for a white tile splashback and replaced her metal cupboard handles with jewel knobs.

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Finishing off her kitchen transformation, she also bought a new set of white net curtains as well as a baby pink kettle, microwave and radio to add some colour into her otherwise grey, Mrs Hinch-inspired room.

Unsurprisingly, Karisha's incredible home improvement job has won praise in the group and racked up over 1,300 "likes".

"That looks amazing!!! I love the colour theme!" one Facebook group member wrote.

Another impressed user said: "So fresh and bright! Really lovely, well done!!"

And Karisha is not alone.

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Last year, mum of eight Emma Jane saved hundreds of pounds on her home renovation by transforming her stairs for just £40 using wallpaper purchased on eBay.

"I cut all the paper before I applied it to the stairs which I found easier – it was quite easy matching it up to be honest," she told Mirror Money.

"I sanded my steps, undercoated them and then used satinwood. I used some mod podge over the paper on the steps to keep it safe from the kids – I have eight children altogether.

"In total, I would say it cost me no more than £40, the wallpaper was from eBay for £10.49 a roll – I used two in total, including one along with the satinwood.

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"Altogether it took me six weeks to do though as I didn't have work," Emma, who works as a cleaner at a local school, said.

"It's not completely finished yet as we are waiting for some fallen tree branches to dry out to become the handrail," the creative mum added.

"I also need to add the finishing touches of photos to the walls.

"The gate is just an old one that we got from Facebook for free. We upcycled it and fitted it to the stairs, much better than a child's safety gate," she explained.

As for the basket – she said she picked it up for just £2 at a local car boot.

"Looks great. Where did you get the basket from?" one interested member of the group asked – to which Emma replied, "a car boot, £2 total bargain".

Responding to the incredible response on the back of her post, Emma said she's been left "overwhelmed".

"Thank you everyone! I am completely shocked and overwhelmed with the number of likes and comments!," she wrote.

"I don't think I've ever seen this many likes on a post before."

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