The Best DIY Kitchen Renovation Changes You Can Make
If you’re reading this, then you’re probably one of the many people who are planning on doing a kitchen makeover. However, renovation takes careful planning and wise budgeting, because whether you like it or not, if you are not planning it carefully you’ll end up with a bill that may be higher than expected.
So how can you go about planning your dream kitchen? Well you’ll likely be needing the help of professionals who will help not only in the design process but also the entire installation of your perfect kitchen look.
However, if you are looking to make small changes in your kitchen without a full on renovation, then you may be able to choose some DIY options that will give you the new kitchen look that you are hoping for.
So before you take out your saw and start cutting away, we’ll be giving you some quick and simple tips on how to add more functionality to your kitchen, in an affordable and adorable way!
Changing the Colour Of Your Kitchen Wall(s)
Changing the colour of any of your kitchen walls can instantly change the vibe of the entire space. It is often an overlooked change, but you can never underestimate the power of new paint or wallpaper – from a classic look to even a more modern look, this change will give a brand-new shine to your kitchen.
Ideas are readily available online to keep track of today’s trends so you should have no problem finding a look that is perfect for you. You can try bringing in a new pattern, or even a lush floral wallpaper which can end up adding tons of personality even to small kitchens.
Dressing Up Your Cabinets
If a freshly painted wall is not enough for you, then an adding a splash of colour or a mix of finishes in your cabinetry is the best option for you.
Assuming your cabinetry is still in good shape, often times all it needs is an update to bring it back to life.
There’s no need to pile on the colours here, simply going monochrome or adding unique shade alone can make it interesting.
If you resent your current tiles, perhaps because they have not been changed since you moved in and are beginning to show their age (we’ve been there ourselves!), but budget hinders your plan for new ceramic flooring, then it is time to think outside the box.
There are many cheap DIY options that will give your floor an entirely new look, one of which being Luxury Vinyl Tiles (LVT).
This product can be installed directly on top of your existing tiles with little to no prep and experience in installing floors. They are either clip on or stick on, meaning that you will be able to give an instant upgrade to your kitchen floor.
Bringing in New Furniture Or Seating
The easiest thing you could do to uplift the look of your kitchen space is to bring in new furniture.
Get creative with this! Chairs with bold colours are a sure conversation starter.
On the other hand, you can integrate your old oak side table into a kitchen island. Top it up with a piece of a butcherblock, or even attach a foldable tabletop to your wall and turn it into a breakfast bar (which will give you extra seating in a small kitchen).
There are so many simple furniture changes that can be implemented in your kitchen to keep within your budget restrictions and allow you to give your kitchen the new theme and style you were looking for.
Mix and Match Countertops
Your countertops finishes need not be the same.
Plastic laminates top the DIY category for most homeowners – it is the cheapest, easy to install, comes in a wide range of colours, and most of all it will likely not ever need much maintenance.
Another option to consider is a wood countertop. They are reasonably priced and are also easy to install.
To add character to your cooking area you can choose to replace your stand-alone prep area, or even choose to re-do all your kitchen countertops.
Use All Your Wall Space
This idea is perfect for homeowners with tiny kitchens allowing you to use the space you have as best as possible. What you can choose to do is incorporate your storage onto your backsplash and walls.
There are a variety of kitchen gadgets to help achieve this such as hooks, rails and racks – all of which are very DIY and will help transform your walls into new storage or a display area in a flash.
All of your pots and pans that take up space in your cabinetry and are difficult to reach, can now be hung on a rack which will not only free up storage but undoubtedly add more style to your kitchen.
Update Your Backsplash
Add more character to your backsplash with a peel-and-stick backsplash kit tile.
It comes in a variety of finishes to fit the style you are looking for, and they can very easily match any kitchen’s design. These are also easy to clean and maintain, which makes life easier for you too!
Illuminate Your Kitchen
If you install lights strategically into your kitchen, these will not only show off the beauty of your newly upgraded countertop and backsplash, but also completely change the feel of your entire kitchen as a whole.
Most new lighting don’t require complicated electrical works; there are a wide variety of self-powered lights that you can order online.