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3 Simple DIYs to Update Your Kitchen

by Ronald Bixby - Realtor with Realty ONE Group Dockside 10/17/2022

An outdated kitchen can really drag down the look and feel of your home. Unfortunately, a complete kitchen remodel can easily cost tens of thousands of dollars. If a totally new kitchen isn't quite in your budget, the good news is that you can still update and refresh your space with a few simple (and inexpensive) DIY projects.

Cabinet Repainting

Ripping out your old cabinets and installing new ones can be costly, but you'd be amazed at what a fresh coat of paint can do for your existing cabinets. If you have wooden cabinets, sanding them down and applying a fresh coat of paint or stain can give them a completely new look. Meanwhile, you'll only need to buy the paint of your choice and some accessories (brushes, painter's tape etc.). Just be aware that this project can be time-consuming, especially if you have a lot of cabinetry in your kitchen.

Swapping Out Hardware

In addition to painting your existing cabinets, swapping out dated hardware can make a huge difference in your kitchen as well. New cabinet handles and drawer knobs typically cost just a few bucks apiece, making this a relatively cheap project that can make a big impact. Meanwhile, as long as you stick with the same style of hardware, swapping these pieces out is a quick and easy project.

You can get as creative as you want with your kitchen hardware, but brushed nickel and stainless steel are both popular finish options to consider.

Simple Backsplash Install

If your kitchen doesn't already have a tile backsplash in place, you don't need to be experienced at laying tile to complete this upgrade. There are plenty of peel-and-stick tile options that are easy to install. With these, you simply cut the tile to fit your space and then peel it off of the adhesive backing. From there, it sticks seamlessly onto your existing wall with no need for grout.

Peel-and-stick tile comes in a wide range of styles, so you can achieve the look you want. From trendy subway tile to mosaic tile, you've got options to choose from.

These are just a few ideas for updating your kitchen on a tight budget by putting your DIY skills to work. These small projects can make a huge difference in the overall look and feel of your kitchen while adding resale value to your home as well!

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Ronald Bixby - Realtor with Realty ONE Group Dockside

Hi, I'm Ronald Bixby and I'd love to assist you. Honor, Respect, and Integrity...These are qualities that were instilled in a small town in upstate NY and reaffirmed in the US Navy. I was raised in a town called Horseheads. After graduating High school, I decided to see the world and I went into the Navy. Although I wanted to see the world, I ended up joining the submarine force and unfortunately, they don't have too many windows on subs! After getting out of the Navy, I found myself with an opportunity to get into the restaurant business and that's where I spent the next 30 years. I am blessed with an amazing wife, who is my rock, 4 beautiful daughters, and a son... Parenthood has a way of keeping you on your toes! However, thinking that I was missing something, I decided to make a change and started exploring the Real Estate business, and the more I looked into it, the more I knew this was the right profession for me. I like to help people and assisting a family buy or sell a home is a fantastic opportunity to do just that. If I can make someone half as happy as I am...it's a great day. Let me help you be happy.