DIY: 5 Ways to Add Style to your Kitchen

Whether you are adding a personal touch or just trying to update the look of your kitchen, doing it yourself is a great way to remodel while staying on a budget. As a good practice on any DIY project, you should focus on the things able to give you more bang for your buck and are more visible. Any part of the remodeling process beyond what you can see and fix should always be left to the professionals. Here we put a list of the 5 things that should be on your DIY list to give your kitchen a fresh look:

 
DIY Backsplash

1.- BACKSPLASH

Do you want to make your kitchen your own without remodeling? With unlimited options available, adding a tile backsplash is the perfect way to creatively express your personality and style. A tile backsplash can make a kitchen look newly remodeled by pulling together all the colors from the cabinets, countertop, floor and walls. A typical 4” countertop matching backsplash, visually creates a strong horizontal line around the kitchen, making the ceiling feel short. Dramatically make your kitchen ceilings feel taller, by adding a full height backsplash that will visually connect the base cabinets to the wall cabinets in a continuous line. Consider using a light color or glass mosaic to help reflect light, if you want your kitchen to feel large and expansive.

 
DIY Cabinet knobs

2.- KNOBS AND PULLS

Bring some sparkle and character back to your kitchen by switching out those dated or plain cabinet door handles. Don’t underestimate the impact such a small item can make to transform a dated kitchen into one looking new again. Consider a reflective finish such as brushed nickel, perhaps in a contemporary sleek style. Choose a curved shape pull to soften your rectilinear doors or a linear pull to update an ornate traditional cabinet door style.

 
DIY countertops

3.- COUNTERTOP

Get rid of dated speckled laminate countertop and make your kitchen look remodeled and new again, simply by replacing the countertop. A granite countertop will give you the greatest return on your investment when you go to resell your house. Although quartz countertops may soon become more popular than granite, due to their low maintenance and exciting new color offerings. Trend is slowly moving away from traditional speckled counters and towards solid colors or subtle marbleized patterns.

 
DIY Ligthing

4.- LIGHTING

Lighting can dramatically transform a space. A properly lite kitchen can make a kitchen feel and look like its new again. Add some under cabinet lights to illuminate the countertop work surface and perhaps the new backsplash you just added. Dropping a few pendant lights over your peninsula or island can bring illumination and stylish flare back to your kitchen.

 
DIY Floor ideas

5.- FLOORING

Do you have a yellowing vinyl floor or scratched and dingy hardwoods? Consider refinishing your hardwoods and possibly changing the tone to give more contrast against your cabinets. For a DIY project, Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) and planks resembling hardwood can be easily glued down. Laminate flooring is also a great DIY option due to the way it easily snaps together and can be installed over most floor types.

 
 

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