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5 Simple Kitchen Updates You Can Do on a Weekend

Updated: Jun 26, 2023

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As we mentioned in our last post (read HERE), May is commonly known as National Home Improvement Month. So we thought sharing five simple kitchen updates you can do on a single weekend might be helpful. No professional help required! These updates will breathe new life into your kitchen and give it a fresh, updated look.

1. Paint the Cabinets:

Painting the cabinets is one of the most impactful changes you can make to your kitchen. Choose a color that complements your kitchen's style and get to work. Start by thoroughly cleaning the cabinets, removing any grease or grime. Then, remove the cabinet doors and hardware. Use a high-quality paint formulated explicitly for cabinets to ensure a durable finish. Apply the paint in thin, even coats, allowing sufficient drying time between each coat. Once everything is dry, reattach the doors and hardware. You'll be amazed at how this simple update can completely transform the look of your kitchen.

2. Update Cabinet Hardware:

Swapping out cabinet hardware is a quick and easy way to update the appearance of your kitchen. Remove the old handles and knobs, and choose new ones that match your desired style. Whether you prefer sleek and modern or classic and rustic, there's a wide variety of options available. Installing new hardware is as simple as attaching them with screws. This small change can significantly impact the overall aesthetic of your cabinets. Just be sure to measure the spread of your current hardware before purchasing the replacements.

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3. Install Open Shelving:

If you're looking to add a touch of openness and display your favorite dishes or decorative items, consider installing open shelving in your kitchen. Remove the doors from select upper cabinets and neatly organize your items on the shelves. This adds visual interest to your kitchen and creates a sense of spaciousness. Style the shelves with a mix of functional and decorative items for an inviting look. A similar alternative to open shelving is glass cabinet doors. Installing these requires more help, but our cabinet door experts are happy to help!

4. Add a Fresh Coat of Paint:

Paint has the power to completely transform any space, and your kitchen is no exception. Choose a light and bright color that complements your cabinets and other elements in the room. A fresh coat of paint on the walls can make the space feel larger and more inviting. Before painting, prepare the surfaces by cleaning them and patching any imperfections. Use painter's tape to protect areas you don't want to paint, such as trim or backsplashes. Then, with a roller or brush, apply the paint evenly, allowing sufficient drying time between coats. You'll be amazed at the impact a new color can have on your kitchen.

5. Update Window Treatments:

Window treatments can add style and functionality to your kitchen. Consider replacing old curtains, blinds, or shades with new ones that suit your taste and the overall theme of your kitchen. Choose materials that are easy to clean and maintain, especially in a high-moisture environment. Window treatments not only enhance the aesthetics but also allow you to control the amount of natural light entering the space.

You can give your kitchen a fresh update with just one weekend and a little effort. By painting the cabinets, updating cabinet hardware, installing open shelving, adding a fresh coat of paint, and updating window treatments, you can transform your kitchen into a stylish and inviting space. These simple yet impactful updates will make you fall in love with your kitchen all over again. So, roll up your sleeves and get ready to enjoy the fruits of your labor!

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