With more people sitting around at home just looking for something to do than ever, now may be the best time to tackle a few new home improvement projects.
Consider what part of your home you seem to visit for longer and longer periods each day, just lingering and looking for a way to make the area look better.
If your kitchen immediately came to mind, you are in for a treat. Next, you will learn the simplest ways to spruce up the look, style, feel, and function of your kitchen space.
Refinish Your Kitchen Cabinets
You will need to have the right kind of equipment, personal protection equipment, and ample space to tackle a kitchen cabinet resurfacing job.
The good news is that this type of home improvement project doesn’t require you to be an expert carpenter. In fact, all you need is a sander, some wood stain or paint, and new hardware.
Take down your cabinets, find a well-ventilated area to work, like a backyard or an open garage. After you have put on a face mask and goggles, you should get to work on sanding down the cabinets.
Stain or paint the cabinets the desired color, then use the new hardware to rehang your cabinet doors. Your kitchen will take on an entirely new look after the cabinets have been resurfaced.
Service All Kitchen Appliances
Pretty much everything that has an electrical component in your home has to be serviced at regular intervals.
For example, your stove and refrigerator should be being serviced just about as often as you have your boiler and air conditioning system looked at by a technician.
Although some kitchen appliance repairs and services are best left for expert technicians, basic upgrades are still possible.
Refrigerator filters can be changed by accessing the side or back panel of the refrigerator. If the water or ice that comes out of your refrigerator has been tasting a little off lately, consider getting and installing a new filter.
Go a step further than just cleaning out your stove and give all the appliances in your kitchen a once-over.
Repaint Your Kitchen and Install a New Backsplash
With a gallon of paint and some tiles, you can make your kitchen look absolutely brand new. Bring along a drop cloth, some painter’s tape, and a bunch of rollers and brushes.
You never want to rush while you are painting as that will just make the finished job look sloppy.
However, realize that paint eventually dries up, so you want to take care to wash off your brushes and close the paint can when not in use.
With some tiles, you can create a backsplash in your kitchen that brings color and texture, instantly upgrading the look of your cooking space.
So, there you have it. Over the course of a couple of days or weeks, you can have a kitchen that looks good without needing to hire a contractor.
Of course, you might want to look at a couple of videos or ask for the help of your family before embarking on any home improvement project. Otherwise, have at it.