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DIY Projects for Your Kitchen

by Kimberly Salvatoriello 01/10/2022

Updating your kitchen doesn’t always mean doing a full renovation. There is an entire list of smaller projects you can accomplish on your own that will have a major impact on the whole look and feel of your kitchen. Here we’ve put together some ways to make big changes to your kitchen with no renovation required.

Transform Cabinets Into Open Shelving

If you love the look of open kitchen shelving, you don’t have to build brand new shelves. If you already have cabinets for storage, you can convert them into open shelves by removing the doors. This project will only require some basic power tools, paint and a sander, but will have a huge payoff in changing the whole look of your kitchen. Open shelves will make the space feel more open and light while also allowing you to display your collection of dishes, cups or anything else.

To take your new shelves to the next level, try painting the inside of them with a light color. White is always an excellent choice, but you can also go with a pale blue or creamy beige depending on the color scheme in your kitchen.

Light Up Your Counter Space

Another way to add light and create the illusion of more space in your kitchen is by adding under-cabinet lighting. Find some sleek and simple LED light strips and attach them to the bottom of your cabinets or shelves against the wall. This will light up your counter space and make all of your regular tasks easier and safer. No more chopping veggies in the shadows!

You can purchase LED strips at any hardware store or from online retailers and installation is as easy as following the included directions. Keep in mind the placement of outlets for this project and seek the help of a trained professional if you decide to make any wiring changes.

Disguise Your Dish Soap

Your bottle of dish soap can stay close by without causing unnecessary clutter. Hide it while keeping it within reach by installing a soap dispenser on your kitchen sink. Soap dispenser kits come in a wide variety of styles and finishes, making it easy to match the look of your faucet. The process is a bit more involved than the above suggestions, but there are many tutorials available online as well as instructions included in every kit.

This project is simpler if your sink already has an extra hole to add a new attachment. If it doesn’t, you’ll need to drill a new one. This requires more specialist tools, so research your options before you get started.

It’s easy to make big cosmetic changes with small DIY projects. There are just a few of the ways to brighten up and refresh the look of your kitchen with no major renovations. As a bonus, all are easily reversed if you change your mind in the future, giving you the freedom to try new projects with ease.

About the Author

Kimberly Salvatoriello

My commitment as your local REALTOR is to provide you with the specialized real estate service you deserve.  I will work diligently to assist you in meeting your real estate goals. When you are an informed buyer/seller, you'll make the best decision for one of the most important purchases/sales in your lifetime. That's why my goal is to keep you informed on trends in the marketplace by using the latest statistics in your local area. Having an experienced and knowledgeable agent is now more important than ever.

Over the years I've lived in New Jersey, Florida, North Carolina, Texas and New York, so I am very familiar with relocating to a new area. I've been selling real estate since 2002 and love my job! You'll find my style is straightforward and sincere. I focus on getting you all the information you'll need to make the best decision. "Pushy" is just not in my nature. That's why many of my clients come back and happily refer their friends or family to me for all of their real estate needs.

My success is not measured by sales, but by the relationships I build along the way. Hopefully, we can build a lasting relationship together.