Kitchens are one of the most used rooms in the home — that’s why they are often called the heart of the home! This room brings family’s together around the table for food and good conversation. Whether your kitchen is picture perfect or messy and lived-in, this room is often enjoyed by all who visit.
My family recently moved into an old farmhouse, and we love it! But one of the rooms that needs updating to feel more like the heart of our home is our kitchen. As we plan our kitchen remodel on a low-budget, I did some research to help all of YOU find the best DIY tips in one place to make your kitchen look fabulous!
1. Add a backsplash
You wouldn’t think that a backsplash would make that much of a difference, but trust me, it does! There are so many easy stick-on backsplash options that will completely transform the look of your kitchen! My favorite style is subway tile, but I really like the brick in the image above! It brings a rustic, homey feel to a modern looking kitchen. You can also choose a trendy style because they are easily replaceable.
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2. Paint outdated cabinets
Replacing your cabinets is costly!! But instead of looking at your outdated cabinets feeling hopeless, think about their potential! There are very few things a fresh coat of paint can’t fix. The color trends right now are white and different shades of gray! Choose from that pallet and you can’t go wrong. Also, here is beginners guide for painting cabinets.
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3. Change cabinet hardware
Maybe you are too nervous to paint your cabinets. If that’s the case, then take a less-risky step forward and change out your cabinet’s hardware. Changing out the knobs and door pulls will be an easy, inexpensive transformation. Click here for a list of mixed-metal hardware.
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4. Update lighting
We recently wrote a post on updating your lighting like a pro. This can also be done in your kitchen! In this room of your home, you will want to make sure the lights set the right mood but also gives you enough light to see while cooking. Whether the lighting is a sconce over the kitchen sink, chandeliers over the dining room table, or pendants over the kitchen island, you can be sure updating the light fixtures will dramatically change the look and feel of the room.
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5. Replace floors
This is one of the expensive DIY projects for a kitchen remodel. But when you’re ready for this step, there are many tutorials for how to do it yourself! Tile, hardwood, cork, linoleum, are all great choices. DIY Network will help you decide what’s the best fit for your kitchen!
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