Kitchen is the heart of the home where we
spend most of our family time eating foods, sharing laughter and our daily
tidbits. This is why having only a hygienic kitchen is not enough; it should be
a place where you love to sit. Since everything gets boring with time,
remodeling seems like a good idea.
Having a kitchen makeover is expensive. On top of that, because of the water and energy supplies, changing the layout is tough and may not even be possible if you have an older home.
However, nowadays, there are plenty of DIY ideas to give your kitchen a new look in an easy and inexpensive way, but make sure the existing things in your kitchen are in condition to be remodeled. If they are good enough, try these amazing ideas to give your kitchen a facelift.
A Nice Theme
The theme of your kitchen reflects your interests and lifestyle. Your theme can be anything, such as vintage, retro, modern and minimalistic, or any color scheme.
Once you decide on a theme, the rest of the work becomes easier. But while choosing a theme, make sure it is in perfect harmony with the overall interior of your house and is also doable with your existing kitchen elements and layout.
Sometimes all you need to do is paint to completely transform the look of your kitchen. It can be colorful or monochromatic based on your theme.
Since cabinets cover most of your kitchen wall, changing their colors changes the look of the space to a great deal. If your kitchen space is small, it is better to go monochromatic using a lighter shade to make it look brighter. If you wish to create drama, go for contrast.
It is clever to paint the kitchen cabinets first, then the walls. If you intend to keep the old color of your walls, then pick a color for your cabinet so they can complement each other.
Buying components separately to paint your cabinet would be a rather easy and inexpensive way that would also let you enjoy flexibility and range of color choices. Things you will need:
1. Acrylic or Oil based Paints
2. Cleaning Solution
3. Sponge and Bucket
4. Sand Paper
6. Tack Cloth
7. Roller Frame and Roller Covers
8. Putty Knife
9. Palm Sander
10. Paint Brushes and Paint Sprayer (optional)
Although kitchen ceilings are generally left white, coloring them can add an illusion to the interior. However, choosing the right color for your ceiling can be tricky. Go for a color that goes with the overall accent of the interior. You also need to consider the amount of light that gets inside the room.
Light blue is usually a good choice for your ceiling, since it gives you that light and airy feeling of the sky. For a kitchen that is really big, consider painting your ceiling dark grey or navy blue. To envelop the room completely with color, paint it with the same color as the walls.
Note: if you aim to install new cabinets, paint your ceiling before doing that.
If you don’t want to paint all of your cabinets, but still want to give it a full makeover look, It’s a great idea to paint your island only and then use the color in some other new decoration pieces.
Paint your wooden kitchen floor with a suitable colour and stencils to give it a fancy look. Make your countertop to look like concrete or marble made by applying polish and painting. You can also paint your vinyl sheet flooring to make it appear to be a classy floorcloth.
Paint your ugly backsplash and stools if you don’t like their color or to add extra grace to your interior.
Decorate your kitchen with vintage floral wallpaper and rugs to give a boost of personality regardless of its shape and size. You can go for either of it or both of them. But while having them together, make sure they have a harmonized look to go well with each other.
Install Open Shelves
The most easy and cost-effective way to dramatically change your kitchen interior is to replace your upper cabinets with stylish open shelves. They not only make your kitchen look very modern, but light and spacious too!
Give your kitchen a rustic look with live-edge shelving. You can use open shelving to create an open pantry, or a coffee bar; they can also be altered with hanging storages.
There are enormous easy and awesome DIY ideas to decorate your kitchen wall.
Hang some colourful decorative plates on your wall to add style to your kitchen. You can use removable strips or plate hangers to fix them in place. Buy colorful and cheap plates from a yard sale if you don’t have some loose ones available to you.
Plants add freshness to your kitchen. You can place them in a pot and decorate them on an open shelf or hang them with hooks installed on the wall.
Besides, printable wall arts, wooden spoons, wine racks, DIY menu boards and coffee holders also look amazing on your kitchen wall; apply them maintaining the theme of your decorations.
Lights work beautifully to facelift your kitchen. However, modern kitchen lighting can be expensive to buy, replace, or install. A cheaper way to get the lighting done is to use pendant lights. You can buy them from the store or use DIY pendant lights; both are fancy and inexpensive.
Even though it’s a cheap option, if used cleverly like an ornament, these lights help make a statement.
DIY Kitchen Island
Buying a fancy island to work as your kitchen centerpiece is an expensive project. But you can have it at a much lower cost by making the island yourself using an old wardrobe, cabinet, or bookshelf.
Remodeling your kitchen can be fun and refreshing for your entire family. Try these amazing ideas and give your kitchen a grand new look in an easy and cost effective way.