The kitchen is the most frequently used room in your home. Make it warm and welcoming by tackling a few upgrades to enhance the space. Here are some simple tips for do-it-yourself kitchen improvements.

Add Under-Cabinet Lighting

It’s important to have good light in the kitchen. It’s useful for preparing food and reading recipes. If the overhead lighting in your kitchen doesn’t provide enough illumination, you can easily install under-cabinet lighting. There are various styles available. Some styles can be installed with the adhesive that is included with the lights. Others will be attached to the cabinets with screws. Simple push-button LEDs are available or lights that operate via remote control. No matter what type of light you choose, under-cabinet lighting will help you see better while preparing food for your family.

Paint the Cabinets When Making Kitchen Improvements

If you can’t afford new cabinets, you can always paint or stain the ones that are currently installed. Painting is easy and inexpensive. Before beginning this project, remove the hardware and take the cabinet doors off the hinges. Simply sand the cabinets, wipe them clean, and apply a fresh coat of paint or wood stain. Purchase quality brushes and paint rollers for the best results.

Install New Drawer Pulls

One of the easiest and fastest ways to update your kitchen is by replacing your cabinet handles and drawer pulls with new hardware. Change the look of the space with classic porcelain knobs or modern brushed steel drawer pulls. There are plenty of colors and styles at your local home improvement store to match your décor. Measure the current hardware to make sure you purchase the right size and then you’ll only need a screwdriver to complete this easy DIY project.

Kitchen Improvements: Upgrade the Faucet

In most kitchens, the sink is a focal point of the space. Make your sink modern, functional, and attractive with a new faucet. You’ll find various styles at your local hardware store. Measure your current faucet to make sure you purchase one that will fit. You’ll need an afternoon to install the new fixture.

Making changes to your kitchen doesn’t have to be difficult. Choose an easy project or two and complete them with the help of your family to improve the kitchen and make the space more functional.

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