DIY fans can use coronavirus lockdown to transform homes using tile stickers and £5 sticky back plastic – here's how

WITH Britain officially on coronavirus lockdown, many of us are wondering how to fill our evenings and weekends now a quick pint down the pub is out of the question.

Searches for shops like B&Q went through the roof as many turned their attention to home improvements today.

Hardware stores were classed as essential under Boris Johnson's new guidelines – although Brits should shop online where possible to ensure social distancing.

If you're keen to put these extra hours at home to good use, here are the cheap and quick improvements you can do at home…

Having a bubble

The bathroom should be safe haven to unwind with a nice bubble bath.

But for many of us, it's a dark, dingy room where the toilet's uncomfortably close to the shower.

Luckily, there are a few ways to make it seem more spacious and modern – without breaking the bank.

DIY fans love stick-on floor tiles – which cost £14 per tile from Dunelm – or sticky vinyl – which is £39.99 for a 2x3m roll from B&M.

Posting on Facebook, one woman gave her vinyl flooring tip. She said: “Get some strong double sided tape and you go round all the edges, make sure you have a sharp Stanley knife.

“If you go on YouTube you can watch some good videos.”

Kitsch new look

The kitchen is the heart of the home, but you could be quoted hundreds to transform your dated room.

But many lasses managed to do the job themselves on the cheap – and shared their tricks online.

Instead of getting new cupboards, you can spruce up your existing ones using cupboard paint from Wilko – with pot prices currently slashed to just £8.

And give the counter surfaces a new lease of life using a £5 roll of sticky back plastic from B&Q. They even have a marble gloss effect one.

You could also give your white goods a fresh look for 2020 using a £10 grey adhesive and rose gold metallic spray – which is currently just £4.99 on Sprayster.

She's on fire

When it comes to updating your bedroom and living room, it's the little touches which make all the difference.

Why not give your fireplace a revamp with a lick of Wilko's £14 exterior masonry paint – which comes in a Mrs Hinch-esque Abbey Grey.

After some new artwork for your walls? Many mums make do with free wallpaper samples from a range of different DIY stores – which they then frame and hang.

Mirror, mirror

With lockdown now a long-term reality, many of us have let our beauty regimes fall by the wayside.

But a makeshift dressing table could help motivate you to get your glam on – even when working from home or chatting with your mates on House Party.

Ikea's cult £35 Ekby Alex shelving unit – in glossy white – is perfect for a home vanity station, which attaches straight onto the wall so it doesn't take up loads of space.

With B&M selling Hollywood mirrors for a tenner, you may as well amp up your make-up storage.

Another lucky woman's husband transformed their tiny spare bedroom into a glam walk in wardrobe – and the floral wallpaper's just £10 from The Range.

Yesterday, one woman transformed her filthy oven door in MINUTES using Mrs Hinch’s favourite 89p product.

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