5 Simple Design Ideas To Upgrade Your Kitchen
Change Out Your Faucet
A new faucet fixture can add that extra pop you’re looking for. Newer faucets have more functionality, so this improvement is very often more than just aesthetic. A faucet upgrade is a great DIY plumbing project for first timers. Be sure to shut off the water valves before installing, and follow directions carefully.
Swap Out Your Hardware
Looking for a simply DIY upgrade to make a huge difference in your kitchen? Upgrading cabinet hardware is an affordable and simple update. You will need to find pulls and knobs that are the same size as your existing hardware so you won’t need to re-drill your cabinets.
Hang Your Tools High
All your pots and pans can take up a lot of cabinet space. Instead of storing your cookware, consider hanging it from a rack suspended from your ceiling. This quick and easy project will open up cabinet space, and add style and function to your kitchen.
Mix Your Countertops
Contrary to popular belief in kitchens, not all countertops have to be the same surface. Wood countertops are very reasonably priced and add much needed character to a kitchen. Try mixing in a small standalone prep area or an entire island with a wood countertop.
Move-in Your Furniture
An old side table or a chest of drawers can be integrated into your kitchen to add charm. Try searching secondhand stores for deals on furnishings to upgrade your kitchen. You can also consider taking traditional furniture pieces and transform them into a kitchen island by covering it with a butcher block or a remnant piece of natural stone.