If you’re dreaming of a new look, but don’t want to spend a fortune, these DIY kitchen hacks are sure to be the perfect compromise. From easy to add backsplashes that brighten up your stove area instantly, to savvy storage, moveable kitchen islands, clever lighting and cupboard handles, these hacks can be done with minimal DIY skill and an equally small budget.
Ready to find out how to transform your kitchen in no time at all? Here are some of our top picks for easy to implement DIY kitchen hacks.
Get Inspired by These DIY Kitchen Hacks
Try these DIY kitchen hacks for a new look that can be done in a jiffy…
Backsplashes. Easy, affordable and fun, a backsplash is a great way to spruce up your kitchen easily. Although they look good, they are also effective as a way to catch spills and grease splashes behind your stove while you are cooking up a storm. You could DIY your own backsplash using anything from pegboards to chalkboard, unpainted wood, tiles, vinyl sheets, or even wallpaper. Get inspired by these simple DIY backsplash ideas to get an idea of how you can create your own.
Storage. Struggling to find space in your kitchen? There are many ways that you can maximise a small kitchen through smart storage. Open storage is a trend that shows no sign of slowing down. This can be achieved through shelves that are easily mounted onto your wall. You can also use baskets to free up space in a country style kitchen. You don’t need any major DIY skills to add shelves, either, which is always a plus.
Islands. Kitchen islands have a dual purpose. On one hand, they give you extra surface space that is always useful for busy home cooks. On the other hand, they also give you additional storage. Don’t assume that you need a massive kitchen for a central island, either. You can get the benefit of an island with a small butcher block that can be easily moved when not in use. Browse our butcher blocks to view our compact, practical offering!
Lighting. Lighting is a simple way to brighten a gloomy kitchen without spending a fortune. An overly dark kitchen can make the space feel cramped and uninspiring. A well-lit space meanwhile has the opposite effect. Whether you decide to invest in overhead lights, or opt for something affordable such as smart LED door lights that help you find what you need in your cabinets and cupboards, the right lighting makes all the difference.
Cupboard Handles. One of the simplest hacks by far, you will be amazed at what a difference new cupboard handles can make to your cupboards. Whatever your preferred style may be – modern, minimal, bold, classic or something else entirely – new handles can be easily added to inject new life to your cupboards. Combine with a fresh coat of paint, and your kitchen will have a brand new look without spending much at all.