The kitchen is a very important room in the house. You use it to spend time with family over delicious and healthy meals. You perform daily tasks in the kitchen, such as doing homework or paying bills. And you use it for entertaining guests.
Because of its constant use, and because kitchens add the most equity to your home, you should try to keep your kitchen as updated as you possibly can. While some kitchen renovations will cost a small (or large) fortune, there are some smaller upgrades you can make on your own that are less expensive, yet still make your kitchen that much better. So don’t worry about calling in an expert plumber for your kitchen renovation. The following are five simple kitchen upgrades you can do yourself.
Change cabinet hardware.
It seems like a small gesture, but changing out the dated hardware on your kitchen cabinets will do more for your kitchen than you think. Any home improvement store will have a variety of cabinet hardware options for you to choose from, so be sure to check out and choose one that is more modern and fits with your style. Try to stick with contemporary finishes, such as nickel or bronze, instead of brass. In most cases, the new hardware installation can be done with a screwdriver and some patience.
Painting your kitchen a new color can also be an easy and cheap way to make some necessary upgrades. You can stick with a neutral color throughout, or you can add an accent wall for a more dramatic look. Just be sure to stick with an eggshell or semi-gloss paint, which will make for an easier cleanup in case anything were to spill on the walls.
Add some backsplash.
Adding kitchen backsplash is a great way to make some improvements in your kitchen, and it’s actually pretty simple to do. Choose a tile that works well with the style of your kitchen as well as your décor and personal preferences. Then, get on your way to adding a nice touch. You can learn how to tile a backsplash by watching a YouTube video or siting through a demonstration at your local home improvement store. Just be sure to follow the directions, and you can complete this project quickly and for cheap.
Update light fixtures.
Dated and drab light fixtures can hinder the potential of your kitchen. Make sure that you replace anything old, broken, or ugly with something better. You can either buy completely new light fixtures, or you can spray paint old fixtures with a more modern color in order to save some more cash. Plus, you should also consider adding in some under-cabinet lighting too for added style and convenience.
Change your faucet.
If you have an old or ugly faucet in your kitchen, you can easily replace this too. Try to stick with the same style or theme as your light fixtures or cabinet hardware to complete the look. Plus, the faucet will come with instructions, so this is something you can easily tackle on your own.