Maybe you got your fist house as a fixer-upper. Or maybe you just want to update your home now that you have the money to make your dream kitchen. Whatever the reason, you’ve decided on a DIY kitchen remodel. But where do you begin with a project like that? Keep on reading below for our tips, tricks, and strategy to complete your home project!
The first step whenever you tackle any home project(or any big purchase) is to budget. This is the part many people find less-than-enjoyable, but it is critical to the completion of the task. If you’ve been saving up for a while, you may already have a budget in mind. If not, you need to honestly assess your financial situation. It is far better to make an accurate budget before you begin a project than to be unable to complete your renovation!
A little bit of planning can prevent a whole lot of heartache later.
The next step should be to prioritize what specific steps you want to accomplish. It can be helpful to make a list in order of importance to you as you budget. This way, you can align your financials with your priorities. You may have to alter some of your plans, or make some sacrifices, but that’s ok(unless, of course, you have unlimited funds).
Particularly when on a budget, starting with paint can be an extremely helpful way to quickly improve your kitchen aesthetics. You should have already settled on a color palette while planning. If you start out your DIY kitchen remodel with a fresh coat of paint, you’ll be surprised at how drastically it changes your kitchen’s look. And you don’t need to only paint the walls. A fresh coat of paint can improve the look of your cabinets, as well!
The second thing many people look at replacing is their flooring. If you have an older kitchen, you may have older tile flooring. Often this makes the entire kitchen seem old and outdated. Fear not. Numerous articles and videos have been made on installing your own flooring. And, in even better news, there are a plethora of modern options for inexpensive, quality flooring. Both ceramic tile and vinyl tile are fairly inexpensive and easy to install by yourself.
If you are committed to a DIY kitchen remodel, you may decide to create/complete/redo the cabinets or shelves. Good news again. Not only are there a ton of resources online for learning how to do these things, but you can even purchase partially completed kits in many cases to get you started!
Sometimes, no matter how much you want to complete your DIY kitchen remodel, you may need help. If your plans are too involved, or you’re doubting your abilities to complete the task in a satisfactory matter(or if money is no object), call in the professionals. It is totally understandable to want save money. However, better to spend now on a quality job than spend more later because you cut corners!