DIY Kitchen Remodel

While remodeling can not only increase the value of your home, but also your enjoyment of it, it can come with some pretty hefty price tags. Perhaps one of the most expensive remodels – and also the most valuable – is that of the kitchen. However, there are a number of ways to give your kitchen a complete makeover without breaking the bank. Here are some great DIY kitchen remodel ideas.

  1. Paint cabinets and countertops

These days, a wide variety of paints are available that will allow you to refinish almost every surface in your kitchen. Cabinetry can be removed, sanded down and repainted and even most countertops simply painted over. The best part is, with a wide variety of colors and paint styles available, you can give your standard cabinets and countertops a completely custom look. If you are looking to sell your home in the near future, a DIY kitchen remodel is also a great way to increase the appeal of your home, without sinking a lot of money into it that you may not recover in the sale.

  1. Install a backsplash or tiled wall

One-inch tiles are both easy to install and can give your kitchen a fresh modern look. The tiles come pre-installed on a mesh backing, so it cuts down on the number of steps and time involved. You just lay out your guide lines, apply your mortar, place the squares of tiled mesh and grout. You no longer need to use spacers for each individual tile to get nice clean lines. The mesh is also easy to cut down into smaller squares, which means you won’t need to cut as much tile as well.

  1. Lay new flooring

With a wide range of tongue-and-groove flooring available, laying flooring has also become a pretty simple DIY project. You can choose from either engineered or hard wood flooring, a wide range of laminates or even vinyl flooring. These days, almost all types of flooring will give you an easy-to-clean, durable surface in your high-traffic kitchen area that is still beautiful and natural looking.

When it comes to doing a kitchen remodel, you no longer have to suffer through months of chaos to give your kitchen a complete makeover. You can also complete your remodel in steps, many of which can be accomplished in the space of a long weekend. There are also a wide range of videos available online that can give you step-by-step instructions on how to accomplish almost any DIY task you might want to tackle.