Couple who couldn’t afford £8k quote for new windows overhaul them themselves for just £50

OVERHAULING your home can be expensive, but with a little hard work and creative thinking, you can get it done for cheap.

A savvy couple was quoted a huge £8k (US$11,100) for new windows on their home, but they ended up sprucing up the ones they had for just £50 (US$70) – and they look brand new.


They detailed the project on TikTok where one half of the duo, Katie, documents their home renovation.

She captioned the clip: "How we easily & cheaply revamped our windows & saved £1000’s."

To start, the couple peeled off the "dated" leading detail on their huge bay windows before going in with a £2 glass scraper to remove the residue left behind.

Already, the windows appear much more modern but they wanted to update the frames as well.



They started by removing the outdated brown framework with the same glass scraper and used cheap nail polish to remove any excess glue.

The couple gave the timber frames a good clean using sugar soap and lightly sanded the entire area ready for a fresh lick of paint.

Next, they took to the frame with a paintbrush, adding three coats of Frenchic's City slicker to give the windows a modern twist – and the difference is incredible.

Writing on the clip, Katie said: "Everyone thinks we have new windows."


The clip proved popular racking up almost 60k 'likes' – with many blown away for the cheap transformation.

"The windows look a million times better," one person raved. "Good job," they added.

Another said: "Wow we literally had the same windows as you with the exact same diamond printand payed to have them look how yours look now (sic)."

Some people questioned why they'd want to remove the leading to begin with.

But the poster later added that the leading was "1980s fake" and not "original to the period", which is why they were happy to modernise their windows.

For more amazing home transformations, this couple are mortgage and rent-free after buying a £2,500 double decker London bus and turning it into a stylish home.

And this woman made a chic DIY hanging closet wall with gold racks from Amazon.

Plus Stacey Solomon revamped her fur-covered wardrobe with Amazon tiles and bargain paint.

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