When money is tight and you don't have the funds to rip out and replace tiles, paint offers a short-term alternative for tiles. It is important to prepare the surface properly before painting tiles, for a longer lasting finish. It is important to note painting tiles is not recommended in a shower or wet room, or bathroom that is not well-ventilated and has high humidity.
Quite a few years back I renovated my kitchen as a DIY project and managed to save myself close to R75,000 in the process. Almost 10 years later the kitchen still looks good - a testament to my not-so-mediocre DIY skills! If you have the skills and the tools, doing your own kitchen renovation can save you lots.
Plywood is one of the most affordable materials that you can use for DIY projects, and especially for building your own kitchen cabinets. Plywood is considered a sustainable building material that is strong and attractive. http://www.home-dzine.co.za/kitchen/diy-plywoodcab.htm#