How to Renovate on a Budget

The Rust-Oleum Countertop Transformation System is a simple, DIY kit for laminate benchtops and delivers a stone-like finish that’s extremely durable. Whether updating your own home or refreshing an investment property for sale or between tenants, it makes decorating and renovating very rewarding,

Simon Stevenson, Home Improvement Show presenter on Sydney radio station 2GB, gives some tips for a DIY renovation.

1. Select suitable products


A professional painter himself, Stevenson advises and empowers home owners to select suitable products and methods for home improvement tasks that are achievable and on budget.

2. Don’t over capitalise


Real estate insiders often say kitchens sell houses but Stevenson believes upgrading this prized room doesn’t have to require a complete renovation. Instead, consider changing the cupboard door handles, splashback, painting the walls or even renovating the benchtop with a specialty paint-on product.

3. Keep paint colours simple


Stevenson suggests if the walls and ceiling need a fresh coat of paint, choose lighter shades to get the most impact from a benchtop renovation. This is so that the appliances and benchtop become the main features and the renovation result will be really impressive.

4. Take a look at the Rust-Oleum Countertop Transformation System


There are five paint-on colours to choose from and it offers a faster and easier alternative to replacing and fitting an entire new work surface.

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Posted by Vicki547Report
can the countertop transformation kit be purchased in australia
Posted by Vicki547Report
can you purchase the countertop transformation kit in australia ?