Home improvements make your living space more comfortable and attractive and they can boost the property value. It’s not necessary to undertake massive renovations to upgrade your home. Here are a few simple kitchen remodel ideas that you can DIY.

Easy Kitchen Remodel Ideas

The kitchen is the most used room in a home. Whether you’re preparing food, entertaining friends, or helping the kids with their homework, you’ll spend a lot of time in this space. Make your kitchen more cozy and functional with a few simple updates.

Create an Accent Wall

If you don’t want to repaint the entire kitchen, another option is to add a bit of character with an accent wall. Emphasizing one wall is affordable and easier than changing the entire room. There are plenty of options available when it comes to materials for your kitchen accent wall. Choose a bold or bright paint color to complement the space. Alternatively, cover an entire wall with tile or stone, use shiplap or reclaimed wood, or use wallpaper for your accent wall.

Install New Cabinet Handles

Adding new cabinet hardware is a simple and fast update for your kitchen. If your cabinet handles and drawer pulls look outdated, it’s definitely time to replace them. Measure the current hardware and shop for pieces that are the same size. You’ll find a variety of options at a home improvement store. You might choose brushed nickel, antique brass, porcelain, wooden, or stainless steel knobs and handles. Deciding on the right style for your kitchen is the hardest part of this upgrade. The new handles will be simple to install using only a screwdriver.

Add Under-Cabinet Lighting

Good lighting is essential to reading recipes, measuring ingredients, and safely preparing food. Add under-cabinet lighting to better illuminate the workspaces in your kitchen. You can find easy-to-install lighting to install on the undersides of cabinets. Many styles operate with the push of a button or remote control. Some types of under-cabinet lighting are designed with a timer so the light will power off automatically at a certain time.

Kitchen Remodel Ideas: Update the Faucet

Often, the kitchen sink is the focal point of the room. Make your sink look great and help dishwashing feel like less of a chore with a new faucet. This project is easy if you take a few measurements before shopping. You’ll find many styles and finishes online or at your local home improvement store.

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