Every now and then we feel the need to change something in our home - whether it’s the bedroom, the living room or the kitchen. Although remodeling the entire kitchen would be amazing, you can also start with smaller steps. Check out the ideas below on how to update your kitchen in just one afternoon!
“The kitchen is the heart of every home, for the most part. It evokes memories of your family history.” - Debi Mazar
Place a rug in front of the sink
Want something easier than placing a rug in front of the sink?! There are so many different styles, materials, and colors that you can even choose a different one for each week of the month.
Renew Cabinet Knobs And Drawer Pulls
Painting or swapping out your cabinet knobs and drawer pulls might not seem such a big deal, but it’s a great upgrade to your kitchen. You can check this easy spray painting guide or this complete step-by-step knobs, pulls and handles replacement tutorial.
Contact Paper For Cabinets And Toe Kicks
Contact paper is probably the easiest and most affordable way to instantly upgrade basically any piece of furniture. It can be used on picture frames, tile floors, but what we’re looking for here are kitchen cabinets and toe kicks. For this project, you’ll actually need a few more things:
- Contact paper
- Measuring tape
- Razor Blade
Simply cut the contact paper and place it where you want to. It’s easy and quick!
Customize Your Fridge
The fridge is a big part of your kitchen since it’s an appliance that stands out, and that’s just another reason why you should transform it into something beautiful to look at. There are several options to upgrade it by using:
Label Your Jars
Things can get a bit messy if you don’t pay attention to what you’re doing in the kitchen, so a good way to avoid this mess is to label your jars. Check out these awesome printables at The Creativity Exchange that will make your jars beautiful!
Decorate with Small Objects
You can instantly update your kitchen by displaying some new objects or colorful additions. Either displaying knives, pans, or kitchenware, you can make the most out of it by installing a pot rack or some floating shelves.
Change Your Switch Plates
You can easily update the outlets by taping or painting the covers, or by switching to new ones entirely. The basic steps you need to follow are:
- Shut down electric power
- Remove the plate cover
- Give a double check if the wires aren’t live
- Make a note with the right connecting sequence
- Disconnect the wires from the plate
- Place your new switch
Or you can call a professional to get it done.
Add Fabric to Cabinets
This idea is great to create a focal point in your kitchen if you have open cabinets. Find a colorful or patterned fabric that matches your kitchen style and be bold!
Repaint Your Mugs
The perfect project to make a small change if you have mugs in display around your kitchen. This Mika Chan video shows you the step-by-step.
Dip-dye Wooden Spoons
Wooden spoons never get old, still, you can revamp them into colorful utensils and make cooking time a lot happier. Here’s a step-by-step tutorial.
Add Some Natural Green
Plants are a jack of all trades when it comes to decoration, they can match with whatever planning you have in mind. In the kitchen, you can place them:
- At the top of your fridge
- Beside the sink
- On the countertop
- As a centerpiece on the table
Besides, there are several advantages in having houseplants.
Hang Window Treatments
Among the many many options for window treatments, such as curtains, blinds, and drapery, you can go with the one you like best and add a personal touch. Be creative!
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