DIY kitchen remodel can cost thousands of dollars. Learning how to do a lot of remodeling itself allows you to recover some of the extra money you would spend on contractors for things that you really want. Handy homeowners can have most, if not all, of the projects in a DIY kitchen remodel.
Replace flooring. If you do not already have good flooring in your kitchen, you will want to replace your worn and dated flooring with ceramic tile or wood. Both ceramic and prefinished hardwood flooring can be installed in just a few days of the homeowner. Measure the room to determine areas of flooring you need and add 10 percent. Follow manufacturer’s instructions for the type of flooring you install.
Replace or renovate your cabinets. Make a thorough check of your kitchen cabinets. If you can save your existing cabinets it will save a lot of time and money. Adding veneer, restraining or paint your existing cabinets are a great way to update your cabinets. Another great way to update old cabinets is with new hardware. If your budget allows new cabinets, check with your local home improvement center.
Paint your walls. Paint is inexpensive and easy to apply, but it will make a big difference in how your kitchen looks when you are finished. Change the lighting. Updating the lighting in your kitchen is a cheap and easy fix. Buy new appliances for completed DIY kitchen remodel. New stainless steel appliances can be costly, but they will bring your home into the current era.