Staying indoors for over a year has made us question the four walls surrounding us in our homes. During the pandemic, there was a surge in DIY activities, with sales for home improvement and gardening products increasing by just under 50% when compared to the year before. The most popular DIY projects during lockdown included home maintenance and repair, internal painting and decorating, landscaping, and improving the bathroom and kitchen.
Many would argue the kitchen is the heart of the home, it’s used daily and is a place families come together to enjoy good company and food. If you’re in the market to jump on the trend and update your kitchen, we’ve highlighted some quick and easy DIY tips to get you started.
Paint your cabinets
If your cabinets are in good shape but the colour is dated, consider adding a fresh layer of paint instead of purchasing a new set. It’s a project which isn’t costly or very time-consuming and can improve the overall feel of your kitchen in an instant. Neutral tones give your kitchen a classy and timely feel, whilst bright and bold tones add a touch of colour.
Update the worktops
Giving your worktops a new lease of life can make all the difference. If the corners are worn down and there are more chips and scratches than you can count, it’s probably time for a new one. There’s a large selection of materials to choose from, including granite, solid wood, and laminate. If you need inspiration, search for a DIY store with fully fitted kitchen ideas near you.
Change the backsplash
If you’re an avid TikTok user, you’ve probably seen a running trend of using peel and stick tiles to update the backsplash. This is a cost-effective way to update your kitchen without putting a dent in your wallet while also adding a dash of pattern and boldness. Make sure to measure up beforehand to ensure you purchase enough backsplash tiles to cover the area.
Change the lighting
Light fixtures are often overlooked but they can make your kitchen look and feel dated. There’s a range of styles to choose from, including uplighters, spotlights, hanging lights, and chandeliers. Lighting under the cabinets can improve the ambiance of the kitchen while pendant lights over the kitchen island can create a focal point.
These simple upgrades will improve your kitchen in an instant without the hefty price tag that follows. A lot of time is spent in the kitchen cooking food and entertaining so make it a space you’re proud of.
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