Do you want to refresh or revamp your kitchen without spending too much? Or you are mostly satisfied with the current state of your kitchen and just want to make some small changes? Whether you are on a tight budget for kitchen renovation or you just want to refresh the space where you cook and enjoy family dinners, you might want to consider a DIY kitchen cabinet project. If you are looking for some new kitchen ideas, consider that an affordable and simple way to refresh your kitchen is to update your kitchen cabinetry.
Here are some DIY ideas to make your kitchen look like one of those dream designer kitchens you see in magazines or on Pinterest:
Painting your kitchen cabinets to a different colour
You don’t need to change your kitchen cabinetry at all. Have you ever considered a repaint? You save money and you are also friendlier with the environment by minimizing waste. It’s recommended to use a neutral colour or the trend colour of the season; greys are particularly popular this year.
Updating the handles on cabinets
This idea will allow you to avoid extensive kitchen renovations that will turn your house upside down and cause a lot of stress. You can update the handles on the cabinets by replacing them with new, modern handles. You can change the style of your kitchen by just choosing a different type of cabinet handle. For instance, white glass knobs will give your kitchen a vintage air.
Open shelving look
If your kitchen is already small, closed, compact cabinets will eat up your space. The solution is to remove the recessed panels of the cabinets and, if you are into unusual kitchen design ideas, to add chicken wire for a rustic touch and open feel.
Adding glass panel to your cabinet doors
Another solution for opening up your cabinet doors is using glass panel. Tip: only open up the cabinets that hold items you want to display and don‘t display mess cabinets.
Sand back your wooden cabinets for a distressed look, which is very popular in rustic kitchens. You can achieve this by using sandpaper but remember that the procedure is irreversible.
Faux finishes to painted cabinets
Dare to change your kitchen’s texture by applying faux finishes to painted cabinets. This gives a vintage look to your kitchen and also makes dirt less noticeable.
Replace the hardware on your existing cabinets
This idea can have a big impact but with a small cost. Cabinet hardware includes cabinet knobs and pulls, appliance pulls, cabinet hinges, cabinet locks, drawer slides, under cabinet lighting, and others – they can update your kitchen cabinetry in terms of both appearance and functionality.
In a matter of days, you can obtain a completely new kitchen at the fraction of the costs associated with a full kitchen renovation. And since these ideas as mostly DIY, you also save money on workmanship. So, what changes are you considering for your kitchen?