An updated kitchen can add value to your home, and, if you’re trying to sell, make it more attractive to prospective buyers. However, many people shy away from updating and outdated kitchen because they think the changes that need to be made will be too difficult, or the cost to remodel is out of their price range. Not so! Here, we’ve provided a few ideas from todayshomeowner.com to improve the look and function of your kitchen.
Install A New Backsplash: Installing a new backsplash to your kitchen isn’t as hard as you might think. Check out this video from the DIY network for step by step instructions.
Repair Cabinet Scratches & Update If replacing your current cabinets is not in your budget, there several ways you can update these areas of your kitchen using stain, touch up markers, and wax pencils. There area also a number of kits available to resurface counters & cabinets with nice looking results. Rust-Oleum makes a DIY kit used on the cabinets below. Click here for step by step instructions for DIY cabinet refinishing to get results like the ones here.
Update Counters: If installing granite is not in the budget, try using another Rust-Oleum DIY kit to redo counters. The kits come in a variety of colors and finishes, and, can give a boring kitchen a much needed update.
As with any DIY project, the most important thing is to closely follow the instructions in order to get your desired result. Be sure to do all the necessary prep work before starting on one of these projects, and you’ll be much happier with the results!