There is not much time left before the winter holidays, so a major kitchen overhaul that requires breaking walls and the floor, relocating power outlets and faucets might not be a good idea, but a little can go a long way in kitchen remodeling, so here are a few small things that make a huge difference in the kitchen:
- Don’t remove the box – most kitchen cabinets are worn from the outside, but the box is still solid and unharmed. Check the cabinet doors and the hinges and see whether they can still be used. If they do, all you need is a little facelift from the outside;
- Refresh the exterior side of your cabinet doors – there are lots of great, DIY options to do this. You can remove the paint with some sandpaper, then repaint the doors to the color that you want or you can use wallpaper. Pay attention to the knobs and handles as well – there are lots of great, low-cost cabinet hardware solutions available in furniture stores as well online;
- Consider open shelving – replacing some of cabinets with open shelves is not too much work, but it makes a dramatic difference, opening your space, making it more attractive and improving its usability.
- Check out discounted cabinetry and countertops options at Buy and Build.