I couldn’t afford to redo our kitchen counters so I found a cheaper fix – people thought I was mad but they look great
TO put it plainly, redoing your kitchen countertops does not come cheap.
In fact, Home Advisor estimates new kitchen countertops cost anywhere from $1,852 to $4,312, with an average of $3,077 for the installation and material.
With those numbers in mind, a $60 countertop renovation sounds like a pretty good deal.
That's how much it cost one DIYer to redo her countertops using concrete.
A home expert named Jessie Ruane shared in a video she transformed her countertops with just concrete, with an audio clip that said: "Wow crazy, you're a crazy girl."
She wrote in the video: "When you're too cheap to buy new counters so you cover them with $60 of concrete."
Ruane also explained in the comment section that this was a temporary fix until she can do a full renovation in a few years.
In another video, Ruane explained the process in more detail.
She first mixed up some micro cement, then slathered the mixture on her counters how you would ice a cake.
The expert also warned: "If you want to attempt this, I recommend watching a bunch of Youtube tutorials.
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"I watched a million and could've watched more because I still did more things wrong than I did right."
Ruane then advised making sure to spread the concrete as smoothly as you can so that you get a nice finish.
"I failed at that so I ended up having to sand for a few hours," she added.
Lastly, Ruane applied Ovation Concrete Sealer to lock everything in.
She signs off by saying: "Overall, I think this is a pretty difficult DIY. I went in a little too confident.
"It's a really great thing to do if you're not able to renovate your kitchen yet like us… and I love the way it looks."
People in the comment section were genuinely surprised and impressed by how Ruane's concrete renovation came out.
One person wrote: "Omg I was so skeptical but it looks amazing."
"You just created a new kitchen trend."
"This is so stunning, such a cool idea," another comment read.
Someone else wrote: "Wait but I love it. The texture is so cool."
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Meanwhile, one DIY whizz completely transformed her kitchen with her cheap renter-friendly hack.
Additionally, a renovation expert shared that doing certain repairs on your kitchen could lower the value of your home.
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