5 DIY’s that Will Instantly Upgrade Your Kitchen


Have you been wanting to update your entire kitchen, but can’t afford a renovation. Well don’t worry, you don’t have to renovate your entire kitchen to upgrade it. We’ve gathered out favorite DIY’s that will help you kitchen go from boring to fabulous! With these small DIY’s you’ll be able to upgrade your kitchen and create the kitchen of your dreams without spending your life’s savings.

Upgrade Your Cabinets 

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This DIY is extremely simple, but it will make a huge difference in your kitchen. The best part about this DIY is that you can spend as much or as little as you’d like. Switching out your cabinet handles is the perfect DIY for any budget. Once you’ve found your new favorite door handle, replace all of your cabinets with them. And viola, you’ve updated your kitchen without spending a fortune!

Bonus Tip: Already love your handles, but hate the color? Well instead of replacing them, why not considering painting them. This DIY is so simple and cheap, all you’d need is a can of paint and a free Saturday.

Upgrade Your Pantry 

Upgrading your pantry doesn’t mean you need to invest in an expensive organizational system. You can however, update your kitchen pantry on a cheap budget. Not Just a Housewife provides this great tutorial on how to organize and create these great pantry jars. These jars will not only save you space in your pantry by getting rid of those oversized boxes, but they will add a glamorous touch. Check out her tutorial here.

Create Your Own Wine Bar 

Have you ever wanted a place to display your favorite wine bottles? Fridges and storage systems can get a bit expensive. But they don’t have to be. Kurtz Corner has created and shared this amazing tutorial on how to create a wine display on your own. With a few supplies and a free weekend you’ll be able to create a gorgeous and useful wine rack. This rack not only acts as a shelf, but holds your wine glasses which will create more space in your cabinets!

Display Your Favorite Knives 

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If you’ve always wanted your kitchen to look like a chef’s oasis, then you need to upgrade your kitchen with a knife display. A professional chef wouldn’t be caught dead without a magnetic knife display. This way your knives are not only on display, but now you won’t have to dig through a drawer in an attempt to find your favorite steak knife. Unfortunately, these magnetic displays can get quite expensive. With this great tutorial from eHow, you can create your very own magnetic knife display that can be created on any budget.

Create Your Very Drink Station 

Creating your very own drink station will instantly upgrade your kitchen. Your guests will be so impressed by your custom drink corner, they’ll think you hired a professional to decorate your home. This tutorial from the Tale of an Ugly House is great for those of you who are looking for a cocktail corner or a coffee bar. You can display all of your favorite liquor bottles or create a personal space for you coffee maker. These drink stations allow you to declutter your kitchen cabinets and keep your favorite vice on display. A quality bar car will most likely cost you around $400 dollars, and that’s a cheap one. So instead of purchasing a bar car, make your own! The Tale of an Ugly house teaches us how to create our very own bar cart, which will save you a ton of money.

Whether you’re looking for a small upgrade or something big, we’ve got a tutorial for you. You don’t have to spend a fortune to get the kitchen of your dreams. With these simple DIY’s you’ll be able to upgrade your kitchen without all of the stress of an actual renovation!


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