DIY kitchen fixes

Seven amazing DIY kitchen improvements and ideas

Dreaming about a whole new kitchen? Kitchen renovation is an experience that is rather daunting, due to the huge costs involved with both installations and decor. The kitchen is one of the most important areas in a home, so most of us have, at one time or another, dreamed about upgrading to make it better.

Fortunately, there are many do-it-yourself kitchen projects that can be undertaken in the most cost-effective way possible. 

Today, we are outlining some of the best kitchen upgrades and improvements we’ve found:

Consider a tile backsplash
Putting in a tile backsplash is an easy kitchen improvement which offers plenty of advantages - it brightens the room, adds up to the home decor with its variety of styles, and is also extremely easy to clean.

Install shelves
Shelves aren't expensive nowadays, and they can be a great accessory for any kitchen. You can store your favourite spices and sauces, or simply put flowers on the shelves to make your kitchen more appealing.

Upgrade the appliances
If you have a goal to upgrade at least one appliance per year, you will end up with a completely new kitchen in three to four years. Using energy-efficient appliances is going to save you a lot of money over time. Sometimes there are BC Hydro incentives that can save you $$ by upgrading.

Upgrade your kitchen hardware
Your knobs may be old and broken, and replacing them is not a big cost, relatively speaking. Adding new door and drawer knobs and pulls in the same style will complement your kitchen, and make your grip more comfortable.

Add texture (and colour) to your ceiling
Your kitchen ceiling is the 'sky' of the room, and if you create it to mimic the look of the room’s colours, it will utterly transform your kitchen environment, making it more classy and elegant.

Hang your accessories high
This inexpensive kitchen improvement is a life-saver when it comes to organizing your kitchen space. Hanging your cookware on a rack suspended from the ceiling is a stylish solution for every kitchen.

Add new lighting
A kitchen needs good lighting throughout - whether it's under the shelves or above your sink. Make sure to install light sources that don't require any electrical work, are energy efficient, and make the space more appealing.

In the end, DIY upgrading your kitchen can be a rewarding experience, and sometimes better than a professional upgrade simply because it relates to your own passion and dedication for a better and more comfortable space.

For more information on the best ways to add value to your home, please contact the Salt Fowler Team at RE/MAX Vernon at 250.549.7258 and ‘Just Add Salt’!

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Lisa Salt is a Vernon born Realtor® who, along with her husband Gord Fowler from Calgary, lead one of the most successful and dynamic real estate teams in the North Okanagan. 

An international clay target shooting champion, Lisa brought the attributes of hard work and diligent focus to the real estate industry to create the success she and her team have today. 

To experience the local knowledge and expertise that only someone born and raised in the Okanagan can offer, call Lisa today and 'Just Add Salt'.

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