Few rooms in the home can show age as well as wear and tear more easily than the kitchen, and this is because of all of the built-in features in this space. Updating your kitchen is a wonderful idea that can help you to improve property value and update the look of your home. However, you may have heard nightmarish stories from friends and family members who have recently renovated their kitchens, and such projects can take weeks or months to complete and may cost thousands of dollars. While this is one way to renovate a kitchen, it is not the only or the best option. In fact, you can complete a few separate weekend projects that can result in considerable improvement to your home’s style and value alike. Consider how these project ideas can improve the look of your kitchen.
Replace the Back Splash
The back splash in your kitchen may be one of the most visible features in the space, and this is because it takes up a considerable amount of space and is located just below eye level. You can easily invest in a wet saw and add a gorgeous tile back splash to the area. As an alternative to laying tile, tack on metal tiles to the back splash area.
Update the Flooring
Another great idea is to dress up your home’s flooring. You can rip up the old flooring in place and add your choice of floors. This may be new tile, laminate wood or something else altogether. The flooring is also a highly visible feature in the kitchen, so this update can have a transformational effect on the look of the room.
Re-Paint the Cabinets
If your cabinets are looking drab and dingy, you may be contemplating a full replacement. However, this can be time-consuming as well as costly. A great alternative to a full replacement is to paint the cabinets. Depending on the type of cabinets in place now, you may need to sand them before painting them, or you may simply need to apply a fresh coat of primer before paint is applied.
Each of these remodeling ideas can improve the look of your kitchen tremendously and can be completed in a weekend. You can choose to take several weeks to complete all of these project ideas for even more comprehensive results. Doing so will give you a fresh, new look to revive the style of your kitchen.