DIY Kitchen Upgrades

 

If you are finding yourself in search of a home improvement project to keep you busy, look no further than the kitchen for inspiration! There are plenty of renovation ideas, from the very simple – setting up lighting or a water filter – to the more elaborate, like installing a backsplash or RTA cabinets, that will not just give you something rewarding and constructive to do with a spare afternoon (or two) but also a kitchen that you can be proud of. With kitchen DIY, the possibilities are practically endless.

 

Install a water filter

If you enjoy purified water and already use a pitcher with a filter, why not install a water filter in your faucet? Filtration systems for faucets are not expensive (starting at around $25) and many don’t even require any tools to install. This is a quick and easy upgrade that will free up room in the fridge if you already use a pitcher.

 

New Lighting

Track lighting is perfect for a quick home improvement fix because it just plugs into the wall, so there’s no need to rewire any of the circuitry. One option to consider is lighting situated under the cabinets, which will make your work surfaces even brighter and easier to use. It’s a good idea to consider under counter lighting ideas, too, if you want greater visibility for your base cabinets.

 

Change your switch plates

There’s probably no easier upgrade than replacing the switch plates in your kitchen. Either go for a color that blends in with the walls or something that adds instant style, like brushed steel or bronze, to elevate the look of your kitchen with practically zero fuss.

 

Crown molding

Kitchen crown molding around cabinets provides a fine, finished look. Most importantly, it fills up any gaps in between your existing kitchen cabinetry and the ceiling. There will be some variations in the space of the gap because of imperfections in the ceiling, so accurate measurements are critical – especially for corners.

 

Backsplash ideas

Backsplashes provide a point of interest between the cabinets and countertop and really give you the chance to make a statement in your kitchen, whether it’s with intricate mosaic or edgy subway tile. The most demanding part of getting your backsplash in place is applying the mortar, which adheres the tiles to the wall. It is an involved process with several other steps, but with almost endless possibilities for the tiles, is a great DIY project that will give new life to your kitchen.

 

Countertop resurfacing

Maybe your countertop has a lot of life in it but still could use a facelift. Whatever the material your countertop is made of, from concrete to granite, there is surely a DIY resurfacing kit for you to get your countertops in tip-top shape in no time. This is a project that most anyone can do over a weekend.

 

RTA cabinets

DIY projects can range from simple to more involved, and although a change in cabinets can make a great impact on your kitchen, it can be affordable and part of a DIY project. Ready-to-assemble cabinets are far less expensive than pre-assembled or custom cabinets and Nelson Cabinetry even provides videos to help you along with the assembly process. If you are interested in cabinet DIY, you can choose to go as simple as ordering and assembling to as elaborate as installation, depending upon your level of dedication. You can call the specialists at Nelson Cabinetry to get advice any step of the way.

 

DIY kitchen design tool

If you’re already re-envisioning your kitchen, why not go even bigger with a DIY kitchen design tool? While you’re completing one of your smaller DIY projects, maybe you’ll be inspired to take that remodeling to the next level with a full overhaul of your kitchen. Nelson Cabinetry offers a free kitchen remodeling tool that helps you to envision your next kitchen – all from the comfort of your home!