If you’re like most homeowners, the kitchen is the heart of your home. It’s the place where your family gathers for precious moments, where your friends flock for snacks and small talk, and where you spend time making meals. If you’re interested in giving your kitchen a facelift but don’t want to deal with the headache of hiring trustworthy, experienced professionals, consider these unique 5 DIY project ideas. From organizational upgrades to design do-overs, these kitchen projects will help you make the most of your special space.
Brighten up your backsplash
The backsplash is a key component of your kitchen. Not only does is it protect the walls from the stains and splatters of cooking, cleaning, and preparing food, but it can also be a major design feature. Freshen up the look and functionality of your kitchen with these DIY backsplash ideas.
- Find old wooden shipping pallets in good condition, scrub them clean, cut into smaller size pieces, and apply different stain color to give the wood grain an extra pop. Using liquid nails adhesive, adhere each board to the wall.
- Choose a fun, fitting design of vinyl wallpaper for a backsplash that’s waterproof, humidity-resistant, and easily cleanable.
- Visit your local glass shop in search for polished or back-painted glass.
- Mix and match bright, attractive tiles to make an eye-catching collage that gives your kitchen an extra special touch.
Whether you’re going for a clean, classic kitchen design or want to bring pizzaz and pop to the heart of your home, these DIY backsplash ideas can help achieve your goals.
Revel in the roll-out
Small kitchens or kitchen designs with unused space are ideal for roll-out pantries. Unless you have a built-in fridge, the chances of these being a slender space between the fridge and the wall are high. Consider building a vertical DIY roll-out pantry to hold your canned goods, boxes, spices, and other uncommon or misfit kitchen items.
Highlight the hardware
Even small, minor changes like the hardware on your cabinetry can make a big difference in how your kitchen looks. Take a trip to the hardware store and check out the various styles and designs of knobs, hooks, and handles. As a general rule, however, try to replace hooks with hooks, knobs with knobs, and pulls with pulls to avoid exposing awkward old screw holes.
Get creative with cabinetry
Giving your cabinets a DIY facelift doesn’t just help to spruce up your kitchen, but can also save you a substantial amount of money. While building your own kitchen cabinets from scratch one way to give your kitchen a facelift, the easiest and most affordable option is to refurbish your existing cabinets. Along with adorning your cabinets with new hardware, to reface these kitchen centerpieces you’ll need to remove each door from its hinge and label where it belongs. Next, you’ll need to sand down any paint, stain, or glaze and apply a layer of primer on both the cabinet doors and the frames attached to the wall. After these critical steps are completed, you can apply the paint color or stain of your choice. If desired, add a coat or two of paint to the interior of the cabinets for a neat, finished look. Once dry, replace all hardware pieces and affix the doors back in their original locations.
With these four easy, affordable DIY kitchen makeover tips, you can bring new life and light into one of the most beloved and frequented areas of your home.