5 Ideas for DIY Kitchen Improvements

10 Jul

5 DIY kitchen improvements from Sutcliffe Kitchens in Guelph

While most of us dream of our ideal kitchen, it’s not always possible to make it a reality. From renting a home to living with a tight budget, sometimes it’s just not the right time to undergo a full-scale kitchen renovation.

But that doesn’t mean you can’t make a few adjustments to make your kitchen more functional and stylish! Try some of these DIYs that are quick and easy on the wallet to tide you over until you can get the kitchen of your dreams.

1. Get Creative With Wall Space

There’s nothing more frustrating than having a kitchen that you’ve outgrown. Whether you have a growing family or have been collecting kitchen gadgets for years, eventually you’re likely to run out of adequate storage space. So when gutting your kitchen and increasing your cupboard space isn’t an option, get creative with your wall space. Hang racks, rails, hooks and open shelving on open walls to hang your various accoutrements and keep them within reach.

2. Install New Faucets

Over time, your faucet may start to look a little haggard. Whether it was a cheap option in the first place or it’s just getting old, a faucet that’s past its best can have a big impact on the look of your kitchen – not to mention if it drips incessantly. Upgrade your kitchen sink’s faucet for a more modern style, and consider purchasing one with some added functionality to give your sink an aesthetic and practical upgrade.

3. Try a Backsplash

A backsplash can add a modern, put together look to your kitchen that it might be missing. But before you go and call a tile installer, consider your DIY options for backsplashes as well. You can install a tin backsplash yourself fairly easily, and this type of backsplash can really brighten up your space – and it’s affordable. There are also options for peel-and-stick backsplashes that mimic the look of ceramic tile. Look for a whole kit that comes with everything you need for this easy weekend project.

4. Switch Out the Hardware

Few things make an impact on a kitchen like the hardware. And if you’re sick of the way your cupboards look, changing up the handles and drawer pulls may be just the update you need. New hardware can be inexpensive and takes hardly any time at all to replace. Make sure you look for pieces that are roughly the same size so you don’t have to drill any new holes in your cupboards.

5. Paint Your Cabinets

Painting your cabinets is the most time-intensive DIY on this list, but if you’re really trying to stretch out the use of your kitchen, it can be totally worth it. Old, dated wood cabinets can look instantly modern and new with a fresh coat of paint. If your kitchen feels small, consider painting the cabinets white or another light colour to really open up the space. It’s even a great way to add value to your home. Combined with new hardware, your kitchen will look good as new.

When you’re ready for a full kitchen renovation, give us a call! Sutcliffe Kitchens in Guelph has the knowledge and skills to help you create the kitchen of your dreams!

Kitchen Renovations from Sutcliffe Kitchens

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