Want to upgrade your kitchen without breaking the bank this fall?
A complete kitchen remodel is going to cost you a pretty penny. People typically pay somewhere between $12,000 and $35,000 for kitchen remodeling, depending on the size of their kitchen and the scope of their project.
But you don’t have to fork over that kind of money to give your kitchen a much-needed makeover. There are dozens of DIY kitchen projects that you can take on to bring your space back to life.
Take a look at some of the best DIY kitchen projects that you can try this fall so you’re ready to host people at your home when the holidays come around.
Install a Beautiful Backsplash
Do you have a backsplash on the walls in your kitchen right now? If not, now might be the perfect time to install one.
Backsplashes can protect your walls when sauces, dressings, and other foods splash on your countertops and walls. They can also serve as one of the main focal points of your kitchen when you choose the right color and design for your backsplash.
Best of all, it’s simple enough to learn how to install a beautiful backsplash in your kitchen on your own. By reading up on how to do it and watching a few YouTube videos, you can figure out how to add a backsplash to your kitchen space.
Place Pots and Pans on the Walls
If there are pots and pans that are spilling out of the cabinets in your kitchen, do something about it!
Free up space in your cabinets and add a decorative touch to your kitchen by purchasing hooks that will allow you to place pots and pans up on the walls. It’ll turn your pots and pans into part of your kitchen design and get them out of your cabinets once and for all.
It’ll also put your pots and pans in a place where you can see them when you need to grab them and use them quickly.
Replace Your Old Faucet
You and your family probably spend hours standing in front of your kitchen sink every week. If you can afford it, it’s not a terrible idea to invest in a new sink for your kitchen and install it yourself.
But one of the simplest yet most effective DIY kitchen projects is replacing your old kitchen faucet with a new one. You can do this in a matter of just an hour or so and change the way that you use your current sink from now on.
Search for a more modern faucet that will make your kitchen sink look better while also making it easier for you to wash dishes.
Paint or Stain Your Cabinet Doors
Installing brand-new kitchen cabinets is going to be out of the question if you’re on a tight budget. Kitchen cabinets can cost anywhere from $6,400 up to $11,400 on average. And in some cases, they’re also very difficult to install on your own.
So rather than buying new kitchen cabinets, why not find a way to make your old ones look new again?
You can do it within just a few days by taking your cabinet doors off and either painting or staining them a new color. You can also paint the insides of your cabinets, too, if you want to complete the look.
It’s a much more cost-effective way to upgrade your kitchen cabinets without paying full-price for new ones.
Stick New Hardware on Your Cabinets
Don’t feel like going through the trouble of painting or staining your kitchen cabinets? There’s another way to update them that won’t take long at all.
You can buy a bunch of new hardware to replace all of the old hardware that you’re using now. You might not realize it, but that hardware could very well be making your cabinets look and feel so much older than they actually are.
Shop around for hardware that you like and see what it looks like in your kitchen. You might be surprised by what a big difference a few new handles can make.
Put New Countertops Into Place
If you have a little bit of money set aside to update your kitchen and you can only pick one major improvement to make when you’re doing DIY kitchen projects, it’s smart to focus on your countertops.
Your countertops are one of the first things people notice when they walk into your kitchen. So you can get a big win by putting new countertops into place.
There are so many different types of countertops to pick from. You’ll have the option of going with quartz countertops, marble countertops, or even wooden countertops.
Learn more about each option and pick the one that you think will work best in your kitchen.
Hang a New Lighting Fixture
Does your kitchen always feel dark and dreary, even when you have all the lights turned on?
This is a clear sign that you need to think about hanging a new lighting fixture in your home’s kitchen. Your new lighting fixture can provide more light to the space while also making it feel more modern than it does now.
Just make sure you know what you’re doing when you’re working with electrical wiring. You don’t want to hurt yourself or do damage to your kitchen by taking on an electrical project that you’re not equipped to pull off.
Check These DIY Kitchen Projects Off Your To-Do List This Fall
Hate your old kitchen? These DIY kitchen projects should be your top priority this fall.
They won’t solve all the problems in your kitchen. But they will make your kitchen more visually appealing and more functional. They’ll also motivate you to start spending more time in the kitchen throughout the fall and winter months.
Check out our blog for more tips on revamping your kitchen and keeping it clean once you get it the way that you want.