Kitchen Upgrades: Do it Yourself

by Washington Federal Team on November 10, 2011

The heart of any home is the kitchen. If your kitchen needs a facelift, but you don’t want to break the bank, try these do-it-yourself kitchen upgrades.

Light it Up

Installing sufficient lighting will make the area appear larger, and the right lighting fixtures can add spunk, charm and character to the room. One easy way to modernize your kitchen is to give a traditional chandelier an update. This is a fun and easy way to get creative and put your own personal spin on decorating.

Incorporate an Island

For a reasonable price, you can purchase or build a custom island for your kitchen. This is a great way to gain storage space and seating with a couple of stools. It becomes the centerpiece of any kitchen and is a worthwhile purchase that can make a big difference in the layout and traffic flow of your home.

Display Your Pots and Pans

It’s simple to create a classic kitchen rack for your pot, pans, and utensils. Easy access to these essential tools will make cooking more efficient. And if you have beautiful copper pots and pans, they make a perfect decoration.

Update Hardware

Change the personality of your kitchen by updating your faucets and fixtures. Go with chrome knobs for a clean, modern look, or try antique glass or bronze for a classic feel. Either way, unifying your cabinet hardware and sink fixtures will created a pulled together and finished the look for your kitchen.

A Splash of Color

Installing a backsplash adds personality and a pop of color. This project is slightly more labor-intensive, but the most difficult part of the job might be deciding which material you want to use. There are many options, ranging from tile to glass to stainless steel. If you’re looking for color but don’t have time to install tiles, painting your cabinets is another option that will refresh your kitchen with very little effort and cost.

Good luck with your project! We’d love to chat with you about financing kitchen renovations

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