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Woman picks up dream £15,000 kitchen for £500 by buying secondhand

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Lady picks up dream £15,000 kitchen for £500 by shopping for secondhand


The kitchen now; top right, the kitchen before; bottom right, the house
The kitchen now; high proper, the kitchen earlier than; backside proper, the home (Image: Natalie Hayter)

Natalie Hayter and her household have been slowly remodeling an 1870s Outdated Rectory in Suffolk into their dream residence.

Though a good looking constructing on the surface, the within was in want of plenty of renovation after they first moved in.

However with all of the work to do, Natalie needed to maintain prices down – so when it got here to the kitchen, she determined to purchase second hand.

It meant that she managed to get a stable wooden kitchen for £700, promoting the home equipment that got here with it for £200, which means it value her £500.

She paid one other £1200 for the worktops and made cabinets out of scaffold planks with brackets for £50.


The outside of the property
The surface of the property (Image: Natalie Hayter)

The finished kitchen
The completed kitchen (Image: Natalie Hayter)

The mum-of-four tells Metro: ‘Now we have renovated the entire home and so actually needed to maximise the funds as I knew a bespoke stable wooden kitchen would have value us upwards of £15,000.

‘I noticed the kitchen on the market in Ipswich while my husband was in Germany at a beer competition and purchased it.’

On his return, her husband Oli went to select up the kitchen after which started working remodeling the room.


Her husband picking up the kitchen from the previous home
Her husband selecting up the kitchen from the earlier residence (Image: Natalie Hayter)

She upcycled scaffolding planks
She upcycled scaffolding planks (Image: Natalie Hayter)

She saved on the cabinets and spent on the worktops
She saved on the cupboards and spent on the worktops (Image: Natalie Hayter)

Natalie mentioned: ‘It lived in each our bed room and lounge till we had been prepared to suit it. It’s a stable birch wooden kitchen and was roughly 12 years previous.

‘We had plans drawn at a kitchen showroom after which purchased the most important stable wooden kitchen second hand that we might. We solely had one subject in that the sink unit was rotten so we bought an Ikea sink unit.

‘The Ikea Domsjo sink was model new on Fb market place for £40.’


The kitchen before
The kitchen earlier than (Image: Natalie Hayter)

They then used a few of the offcuts from the work to create shelving and a customized built-in canine mattress within the island for pooch Maggie.

Saving an enormous quantity on the cupboards meant they determined to splash out on the wooden worktops they needed, costing £1,200 they usually completed the look with the repurposed cabinets.


The finished kitchen
The completed kitchen (Image: Natalie Hayter)

They accomplished the kitchen again in 2017, however elsewhere of their lovely home, they’ve since accomplished a toilet transformation, additionally sourcing a secondhand suite.


The bathroom also used second hand finds
The lavatory additionally used second hand finds (Image: Jemma Watts)

She explains: ‘Now we have additionally renovated our toilet with a second-hand suite at £100 that Oli collected from a backyard in Woodbridge and spent fairly a while cleansing so we might have funds for lighting and high quality traps and so forth.

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