Remodel Your Kitchen With These DIY Tricks

Over time styles and tastes evolve, but remodeling can be expensive. Fortunately, giving your kitchen a facelift doesn’t have to be costly. Our Stone Squad has put together an easy way to revamp your space yourself if you are looking to give your kitchen a refresh on a budget. Continue reading to find out how you can DIY!

Update Hardware

If your kitchen cabinets are outdated, but the wood color is still neutral, consider swapping out the hardware. Find some updated, modern hardware of your choosing and follow this step-by-step guide to install your new choosings. You will need a few materials to complete this DIY task. A screwdriver, wood putty to match the grain of your cabinets, hardware installation jig, drill and drill bit, and screws. Although hardware can be overlooked, it is one of the easiest and least expensive changes you can make!

Paint Your Cabinets

To accompany the new look of your cabinet hardware, or if the stain of your cabinets is dating your kitchen, consider giving them a fresh coat of paint. Installing new kitchen cabinets can range anywhere from $4,000-13,000, so opting to alter the appearance of your current cabinets with fresh paint will allow them to fit your current aesthetic. An average 200 square ft. kitchen can cost between $2,000-5,000 to have the cabinets professionally painted. However, buying paint and supplies can range between $150-200 to do yourself.

Change Out Lighting Fixtures

If your hanging pendant light fixtures are dating your kitchen, consider swapping them out for newer, modern options. The average cost to replace a light fixture is between $112-286 but is dependent on the fixture you decide on. There are lighting options for every style, so you can attain any inspiration you are going for. Follow this easy guide to replace your existing light fixture!

What Not To DIY

When it comes to replacing our countertops, leave it to the professionals. Inexperienced countertop installers often make mistakes, including uneven slabs, improper grout work, and cracks in the slabs. You may not receive a good return for your investment if they are installed incorrectly, or if your installation does not meet industry standards. If you are considering using a painting kit to achieve the look of granite it is crucial to understand the hazard this can pose to the rest of your space, like your floors, cabinets, and sink. In addition, this will only provide a temporary fix as the painting kit will stain and scratch easily. Our Stone Squad is a team of highly trained and experienced individuals that will help turn all of your visions into reality! 

If you are looking to remodel your kitchen on a budget, we hope these easy DIY tricks help! If you want to go the extra mile, our Stone Squad is here to help you PLAN IT AT PLANET. Stop by our showroom, visit our website, or give our team a call at (941) 795-2800.