You're about to enter the exciting world of DIY kitchen remodeling! Put on your hard hat and let's get to work!
"I'm thinking of remodeling my kitchen myself.
Is it hard to do?"
The answer depends on several things:
If you know what you're doing - OR if you want to try your hand at it and learn new skills - GO FOR IT!
And be sure to check out my Kitchen Remodel Survival Guide for handy tips on preparing, living through, and keeping your sanity during a remodel!
All the how-to's I write about aren't things you have to get "good at"...you just have to follow instructions. Plus I've included lots of professional tips and techniques.
How do I know how to do these things? I've done it! Plus I have help - my husband, who has a remodeling/handyman company, has taught me a boatload of extras I'm passing along to you.
Ready? Let's go!
Kitchen Makeovers you can do in a weekend!
Add more storage with roll-outs! Under the sink base is an area you can use to store pots and pans.
Paint the ceiling a new color!
Buy fresh new rugs, dish towels and oven mitts.
Hang a pot rack.
Change out your cabinet hardware.
Paint the walls - or just one as an accent wall.
Hang a new utensil rack near the stove.
Install a wood countertop on the island.
Change out light fixtures.
Replace short wall cabinets with new, taller ones - they're cheaper than base cabs and using a different color can look great!
Decorate your soffits with framed vintage dishtowels or your kids' artwork.
This section on Do-It-Yourself Remodeling also includes projects you can accomplish in a weekend!
Have a question about YOUR kitchen?
Feel free to Ask Me a Question!
Thinking of remodeling?
Keep a notebook or scrapbook of notes, clippings and ideas.
Kitchen magazines are expensive - look through them in the grocery checkout line. If you see pix of a kitchen you really like, buy that magazine.
Stop in at home centers and pick up any free cabinet manufacturers' catalogs.