Are you thinking about redecorating your kitchen but do not need or cannot afford an entire kitchen makeover? You do not need to redo your entire kitchen to make a difference. There are plenty of small DIY (Do It Yourself) projects that you can tackle that can really make a difference. These are small changes but by the time you do them all, you will not even recognize the place. The trick to affordability is to do these projects one or two at a time over a period of several months. Within a year, you will have a new kitchen that you can be proud of because you did all the work. Projects for your new kitchen include
Paint those dreary walls
New curtains can make a big difference
Strip, stain, and polyurethane those kitchen cabinets
Match your curtains, canisters, napkin holder, and salt and peppershakers.
Start Your Projects Here
Painting your kitchen is not as big of a project as most people make out. In fact, it is not even the hardest item on this list, it is, however, an important task and not to be entered into lightly. Kitchens should be bright and cheerful places where we lovingly prepare our family’s food. Yellows, Bright, but subtle greens are nice as well. Even peach will make a dull kitchen brighter. Whatever color you decide, remember that bright is nice but try to avoid garish. Bright, awkward greens can be garish if you have a lot of open wall space. The same goes for too bright of a yellow. If you must go with a darker color, look towards the browns. Shades of brown can at least be soothing.
The Family That Paints Together
When painting your kitchen, try to set the project up so that you can finish in a single day. Start as early as possible to limit your family’s inconvenience. Recruit help from members of the household to pitch in and you can knock this important project out with very little trouble.
Give Cabinets New Life
You can add new life to those beat-up cabinets. All you need is a little elbow grease and a few tools. Get your hands on an orbital sander or a hand sander. Once you have sanded those old cabinets, stain them to the rich color that suits you. To lock in that color, apply a couple of coats of clear polyurethane. You will have a set of beautiful cabinets that are so nice, you will think someone had swapped them for new.
Say Hello To Your New Kitchen
All that is left in your new decorative kitchen are the minor little things that make all of the difference. Adding light and breezy curtains or sheers to your windows will change the entire look. Purchase matching canisters for flour, sugar, coffee, and tea with salt and peppershakers and other small pictures or knick-knacks and kiss that old kitchen goodbye. Say hello instead to your shiny new kitchen, which is made even sweeter because you created it by the seat of your brow and with your own two hands. That is what makes a home special, the work you do as a family to make your dreams come true.
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