DIY Kitchen Upgrades

DIY Kitchen Upgrades

Sarah Coffey
Mar 17, 2010

If you're a renter or a homeowner who's on a tight budget, you're probably not going to take on a full kitchen renovation any time soon, but you may want to make some small upgrades. Inexpensive projects—like changing fixtures or making over your kitchen cabinets—can make a huge difference in the way you feel about your home.

  1. How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets: This is a time-intensive project, but it makes a huge difference for very little money, and it's easier and greener than doing a whole kitchen overhaul.
  2. How to Make a Pegboard Wall Organizer: If you need more storage space in the kitchen and you'd like to add a shot of color, this is a cheap and simple project.
  3. How to Store and Organize Plastic Food Containers: This post offers tips on installing roll-out drawers for easily accessible kitchen storage.
  4. How to Open Up Your Kitchen Shelving and Not Screw It Up: All you have to do is take the doors off your kitchen cabinets. It seems so easy, but with the wrong type of organizational system, it can go awry. This post offers tips for doing it right.
  5. How to Replace a Kitchen Faucet: Replacing a faucet is a simple project; you don't need a plumber to do it. This post leads you through each step with photos.

RELATED POST: 10 Kitchen Improvements for Renters

Photos: Wes and Kayla Schwartz, Sarah Coffey, Kyle Freeman, Jeanine Brennan, Faith Durand

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