I’m a DIY queen and these three hacks will add LOADS of value to your home – but watch out for these tacky mistakes

THERE are loads of things you can do to add value to your home, but they're usually pretty pricey.

But there are some DIY hacks that are cheap and easy enough that anyone can do them.

When it comes to your kitchen, a dated one can cost a fortune to replace, but Kelsey Heinrichs, who runs interiors blog Home With Kelsey, managed to save some serious cash with her renovations.

It's likely that her simple changes added onto to the value of her home too, since property expert Bramleys say that 20% of first time buyers would be put off by an outdated bathroom or kitchen.

Kelsey completely made over her kitchen by painting the old, drab tiles instead of forking out the cash to get new ones.

Retiling would've got the savvy saver around £600, but the Ronseal One Coat Tile Paint she used only cost £15.

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four coats of paint later, her tiles looked brand new, she opted for a roller over a brush for a smoother finish.

She said: "Remember to use painters tape around your tiles and lightly sand (240grit sandpaper) between each layer of paint to remove any fibres/hairs that may have stuck to the paint while each coat was drying."

Her next tip is to change fittings, not the entire unit.

Rather than splashing out on new cupboards, Kelsey opted for a more money consciousoption.

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Using water-resistant MDF, she created a new look for her units for a fraction of the price and simply stick them on with Wickes Instant Grab Adhesive glue.

After priming, she painted them for a sleek look, finishing it off with gold handles to make it more modern.

Although it's a subtle change, it's ones that can make a massive difference to potential buyers.

Having a huge boiler sat in the corner of the room doesn't exactly scream 'dream home', but luckily it's an easy fix.

Kelsey managed to hide hers for next to nothing after people suggested she cover it with an Ikea cabinet and even that was too expensive, she got crafty.

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Her partner, Justin, built a wooden frame around the unit and simply glued MDF strip wood to form the box.

The finished cabinet fits in perfectly with the rest of their kitchen and made the entire room look way more posh.

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