Upgrade Your Kitchen Easily with These DIY Projects


Your kitchen is more than just a space for cooking – it’s the heart of the home and a space where your family will gather after a long, hard day to be together and unwind.

Naturally, you’ll want it to be an inviting and comfortable place to be! Kitchen renovations can be incredibly expensive, but luckily, this isn’t the only route to creating your dream space. Do-it-yourself projects spread out over a few weeks or months can take your kitchen from drab and plain to everything you want it to be. Here are a few ideas to get started.


Install Vinyl Flooring


Upgrading your floors is one of the most subtle yet impactful home projects you can commit to. For a kitchen remodelling in particular, luxury vinyl flooring is a cost-effective and durable option to make your floors look sleek and expensive.

You can choose from a variety of styles and colors to match the aesthetic you’re going for (look at some home magazines for inspo) and installing them by yourself or with the help of a friend is a breeze.

Paint Your Cabinets

Another simple and affordable way to completely change up the vibe in your kitchen is to paint your cabinets a new, fun color. Of course, you can stick with neutral tones for a clean, minimalist look. However, choosing a tone that breathes new life into the space and already matches your décor will be so much more fun.

Make sure you do some research on how to properly prep and finish the cabinets, especially if they’re made of wood, and takes the time to get some paint samples to swatch before you commit to a color you end up hating.

Create a Chalkboard Wall


Style and functionality can come together pretty nicely with a chalkboard wall in your kitchen.

This is not only a fun (and easy as pie) DIY project, but it creates a functional space for you to do menu planning, write your grocery lists, or even jot down notes to remember later. This is an especially fun projects for families with children, as the little ones will love the opportunity to write on the walls without getting in trouble!

Put in Open Shelving

Just about any type of kitchen would benefit from the stylishly modern (and functional) addition of open shelving. This simple project will only involve taking out a few cabinet doors and replace them with open shelves.

You can use this new open space to display your favourite dishes and glassware, cookbooks, and other décor pieces. Not only does this look great in your kitchen, but it makes it much easier to grab the items you need quickly and easily.


Build a Kitchen Island


If you have an open-plan kitchen, you probably have more than enough space for a kitchen island. These are incredibly expensive to have installed, but you’d better believe that you can do it yourself for a fraction of the price.

There are many ways to build a kitchen island, from upcycling old furniture pieces to purchasing some materials and DIYing it from scratch. The internet is your best friend and the options are endless!