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DIY Kitchen Ideas That Will Amaze Your Friends

01.05.16

We all know how important the kitchen is to our homes. It’s the place where we gather to eat or to have a chat over a coffee and often it’s the first place we come to at the end of a long day. That’s why it is so important that our kitchens look just the way we want them to and why they get changed so often as it’s always good to freshen things up.

Making changes to your kitchen can be an expensive venture but there are ways to add your own stamp and personality without breaking the bank. Here are 8 DIY kitchen ideas that will leave your friends and family green with envy.

Chalk It Out

You would be surprised at just how much difference this relatively cheap addition can make to your kitchen, and not just aesthetically but in terms of practicality. You can use it as a decorative piece with quirky drawings that can be changed as often as you like as well as using it to set reminders for the week ahead. Some people use chalkboards to write down inspirational quotes for the family to read at breakfast to motivate them for the day ahead.

Creative Storage

Storage racks can revolutionize your kitchen, as they will create space while adding a new sense of style to the room. Instead of using up space in your cabinets and on counter tops you can hang up pots and pans either on the walls or above the cooker. As with the chalkboard this can have aesthetic as well as practical benefits.

There is no end to products that you can repurpose into a storage rack fro hanging pots and pans. Got an old towel bar unit in your bathroom? Turn it horizontally and you’ve got yourself a rack from which to hang your pots and pans. You could even turn an old wooden ladder into a storage rack by cutting it down and fixing it horizontally to the wall and you can stain or paint the wood to match the décor of your room.

Add Some Colour

There’s no denying it, colours make a huge difference to any room. The colours that characterize a room don’t only come from the walls and floors; they can come from your appliances, table, chairs and decorative pieces such as pictures and even plants. If you don’t want to take on the job of repainting your kitchen then consider simply painting your dining table and chairs a different colour, perhaps to match your appliances and crockery. Often subtle changes in colour can make a world of difference.

Alternative Shelving

As with the storage racks this is a real space saver as well as looking great. Shelves are often seen as a necessity and a decorative opportunity but they can be both. Try hanging open shelves from the roof instead of having them attached the walls. This is a great idea for smaller kitchens giving them a floating quality that draws the eye upwards and really makes the room appear to be more spacious.