Does your kitchen need an update but you’re low on time (and possibly budget)? Try these three easy DIYs over the next weekend!
I have a really nice kitchen already… but it’s a little builder basic. That photo up there? That’s the custom kitchen from our last house. I’ve been adding small touches to our current kitchen to get it there and you know what? There are three things in that photo that are:
- easy to DIY,
- quick to DIY,
- and can be done on any budget.
Can you spot what they are?
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DIY kitchen update #1: Change your cabinet knobs and pulls.
There are so many incredible sources for cool cabinet hardware. All the way from dirt cheap to beaucoup bucks. This is my favorite source for reasonably priced cabinet hardware that is a little unique and completely on-trend.
To make this simple kitchen update even simpler, I match the cabinet hardware I buy to what’s already there. In other words, I replace a knob for a knob, a pull for an equally sized pull.
Tip: Be sure you match a pull measurement from screw to screw, and not the overall pull as it can vary quite a bit.
DIY kitchen update #2: Install a new faucet
A faucet is one of those elements in the kitchen that’s overlooked so so often. But as soon as you upgrade you realize how much the bland one was dragging you down! Most kitchens come with that builder basic chrome model that’s perfectly serviceable but completely vanilla.
Listen, this sounds really hard and involved but it actually isn’t. This video is really easy to follow. Just don’t forget to shut off the waterline!
DIY kitchen update #3: hang floating shelves
Who doesn’t love an open shelf in the kitchen? So says Pinterest anyway. I personally love them for breaking up what could otherwise be a cookie-cutter kitchen. Or for relieving the overwhelm of too many uppers.
They’re far more practical than you would think depending on how you use them. In our current house, I use these SUPER affordable floating shelves mostly for decor since we have a wide-open living room/kitchen combo. But in our old house, we had a bunch that we used to hold our drinking glasses and bowls that were pretty great.
If you want a more functional shelf for storage, aim for open shelving that’s at least 9″ deep, with 12″ being the ideal.
Just think: if you do one of easy kitchen updates every weekend, you could have a whole new(ish) kitchen in less than a month!