Are you planning a DIY kitchen remodel? Remodeling your kitchen yourself is a great way to keep busy, save money, and add special character to your kitchen space. Imagine how you feel when you look back at your completed kitchen project, knowing you did it on your own. If you don’t know where to start, use the article below for tips.
1. Update the Cabinets
Cabinets are part of the heart of any kitchen. According to Bob Vila, you may enjoy high-quality cabinets for 50 years, while some real-wood ones can last more than 100 years. Luckily, if you have a solid structured cabinet, you don’t have to remove them in order to update your kitchen. If your cabinets have stains, mold, scratches, or dents, you can sand them down and make the surface look new. Once you sand it down a surface to make it look smooth, you can further enhance it by staining it for protection. You could use stains of various transparencies ranging from clear to opaque. You could also use higher-quality paint to have your cabinets match or contrast against your kitchen walls. Have fun with decals to create design patterns on your cabinets.
2. Do Some Painting
Of course, your cabinets aren’t the only part of your kitchen that could use some new color. A fresh coat of paint can work magic in any room, especially the kitchen. Color theory is real and can change the mood in any home. Maybe you want to open up a small kitchen to make it look brighter and create an illusion of space. White is a commonly used color in a kitchen as it provides such an effect. Other bright colors, such as off-white or light yellow, can add a sense of openness to your kitchen. However, for a more intimate look, you may want to go for more earth tones or darker colors. If you want a bold kitchen, reds, yellows, and orange can do the trick. Don’t be afraid to create a more relaxing, calming space with lavender or blue.
3. Knock Down a Wall
According to Pro Line Range Hoods, 70% of people don’t change their kitchen size during a renovation. While you may not change your kitchen size itself, you may want to get creative by opening it up. One way to do so is to find a non-weight-bearing wall and knock it down. Something as simple as knocking down one wall can create a greater sense of space, so when you’re in the kitchen, you can still be a part of conversations in the living room or dining room.
4. Change Window Treatment
How do the windows in your kitchen look? A good way to improve the natural light streaming in is to update your kitchen window treatments. It’s one of the simplest DIY projects you can take on. Whether you install custom blinds, sheer curtains, or colorful shades, you can find the right treatment to fit your window design and give you the right amount of privacy and light you need.
5. Have Fun with Custom Tiles
According to Houzz, in 2020, over 90% of kitchen remodeling involved work on cabinets. However, a great percentage of such work also included custom tiles. After all, kitchen tiles can be used on your floors and your backsplash. Get your inner creative spirit sparked by painting some blank tiles. Imagine the colorful backsplash you can have with your custom tile treatment. You can also install some of those tiles on your countertop space.
As you can see, a DIY kitchen remodel is highly feasible. These are some suggestions that can help you get started. Whether you’re updating your custom tiles, cabinets, or paint job, you can easily create the kitchen of your dreams and have something to be proud of.