If you’re looking for a new look in your kitchen, you certainly do not need to remodel the whole thing. All it really takes to bring in some welcome changes to your cooking and/or dining space are a few simple DIY projects that anyone can do if they have time on their hands and the tools for the job. Small updates can go a long way toward making a kitchen more functional or even just fresher in appearance, so you would be obliged to at least consider some new ideas if it’s been a while since your last update. For those interested, here are a few ideas for updating your kitchen!
While overhead lights usually get the job done, sometimes the kind of lighting you need in your kitchen is the equivalent of a headlamp. Undercabinet lighting offers this and makes countertop tasks far safer and easier to handle. Rather than forcing you to buy traditional lightbulbs, all you need are puck or strip fixtures with their energy-preserving bulbs.
Chalkboard or White Boards
Adding chalk or white boards to your kitchen area—whether on a door, a refrigerator insert panel, or an entire wall—can make communication among family members far simpler — from grocery lists, menus, to calendars. Chalkboard paint saves money in this endeavor for those on a budget, as it can turn any surface into a communication center as well as any actual chalkboard.
Storage Over the Counter or Sink
Cabinet space can become limited quickly if you have a lot of pots, pans, and other cookware. That’s why pot racks suspended over counterspace (preferably near the oven) or above the sink are so handy. By using space that would not have been used otherwise, cabinet space is more open, and there’s less of a chance of breaking something.
Wallpaper in Cabinets or Drawers
As a house ages, wear and tear will start to appear, such as faded, stained, or chipped paint and wood, especially in frequently closed areas like cabinets or drawers. One of the easiest ways to freshen up these areas in the kitchen is to line them with wallpaper, not only hiding any imperfections but also avoiding the timely effort that comes with repainting an entire kitchen. Add trimmed sheets with double-sided tape for periodic updates.
One way to add “shelves” in your limited cabinets and make use of more space is by getting creative with wire organizers. From wire shelves, baskets, and racks, your kitchenware can inhabit often-unexploited vertical space. The best part is these wire organizers go wherever you want them and come with you after you move out.
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