For most families, the kitchen is the heart of the home. Days often begin and end around preparing and enjoying meals there. A spacious kitchen provides room to gather as a family and entertain friends and neighbors. But with time, any kitchen will become outdated. Here are a few DIY kitchen upgrades that impact the look and functionality of the space.

DIY Upgrades: Paint the Kitchen Walls and Cabinets

Painting is one of the easiest yet most transformative upgrades. A new coat of paint will give old kitchen cabinets a new lease on life. Applying paint is simple enough for most DIYers, and it will boost your property value. Choose a new color scheme for the kitchen to make the space feel brand new.

Update the Kitchen Faucet

Updating an old faucet is a relatively simple project that most homeowners can easily complete. A beautiful, modern new faucet creates an attractive focal point in any kitchen. You’ll find a wide selection of finishes and styles, including touchless versions.

DIY Kitchen Upgrades: Peel and Stick Backsplash

Applying peel and stick tiles is simple and affordable. You will mark out the area where the tiles should go, make sure the surface is clean, remove the backing from the tile, and press it to the wall. With these affordable tiles, anyone can give the kitchen a new look in just a few hours.

Hang Your Large Utensils, Pots, and Pans

Pots, pans, and kitchen utensils often have holes from which you can hang them. A pot hanger is an easy and attractive upgrade for your kitchen. A hanging rack saves space in the cabinets and drawers. Make sure the hooks are strong enough to handle the weight and securely fasten the pot rack to the wall or ceiling.

Replace Old Cabinet Latches & Hardware

Cabinet doors may open by themselves, indicating it’s time to replace the latches. Solve the problem by installing new latches and marking the holes accurately before drilling them. Replacing the latches has to be done regularly because rolling latches commonly used on cabinets don’t last a lifetime.

While you’re at it, replace the cabinet hardware with something modern and simple to give your kitchen more visual appeal. This is another easy and affordable kitchen update.

Update Your Kitchen’s Light Fixtures

New fixtures are an easy DIY kitchen upgrade, yet one that will have a big impact. Install pendant lights over the island to add character and color to the kitchen, while track lighting above the sink and counters is a great way to provide focused light for work areas.

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