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If you’re a homeowner who enjoys taking on DIY kitchen projects, then you may be wondering what types of updates you can make to your existing kitchen space in a limited time.

Perhaps you’re looking to sell your home in the near future, or maybe you’re just looking to add value without a large investment. Either way, these projects are relatively quick, simple, and great for DIY-ers.

Refinishing Wood Cabinetry

Tired of your outdated wooden cabinets? A simple stripping, sanding, and refinishing could be all they need to be brought back into this century. Just be sure to prime and seal for long-lasting coverage, and finish the job with updated hardware such as hinges, pulls, and knobs.

Adding New Storage Solutions

If you’re limited on space in your kitchen, now is a great time to explore storage solutions that’ll help you maximize space without adding square footage. New drawer organizers, lazy Susans, and even wall shelving can make all the difference in an otherwise cramped kitchen. If you have a little space to work with, you may even consider adding a kitchen island to create a focal point and provide additional storage.

Upgrading Your Faucet

You might not think much about the appearance of your faucet, but these days, it’s all about modern finishes. Replacing an old faucet with a stainless steel, brushed nickel, or other popular finish faucet is a great way to update your kitchen without spending a lot of money (or time).

Installing a Tile Backsplash

A new tile backsplash is an excellent way to modernize your kitchen space while providing the added function of protecting your kitchen walls from stains caused by splashing grease and food. This is a project you can easily complete within a weekend.

Updating Your Lighting

Time to take stock of your kitchen’s current lighting situation. Is there plenty of different types of lighting, including task and mood lighting? Task lighting is great for preparing food, whereas mood lighting (possibly in the form of a fixture set to a dimmer switch) is better for entertaining. Make sure you have plenty of each option to suit your needs.

Now that you know what steps you can take to update your kitchen this weekend, which project will you tackle first? For more information on making the most of your kitchen space, contact us today.