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DIY Kitchen Remodel – 3 Things Every Homeowner Should Know

Creative CommonsRemodeling your own kitchen can be an exciting experience for any homeowner. It is a chance to completely remake the look of your kitchen to however you want, which may be the most functional room in your entire house. A big DIY project can make a huge impact in your home. Just make sure you take a little time to plan some of these projects out for yourself. This guide will give you some great ideas to start with; you just need to fill in the blanks with your own style.

Kitchen Designs

The first thing you need to decide is what kind of style you want to go for with your kitchen. A popular choice these days has been to modernize kitchens and make them more contemporary. One excellent way to do this is to add new cabinetry to the storage spaces in your kitchen. This can be a relatively easy fix, since many companies sell these cabinets assembled already in the store. When you shop, take a look around at how the overall decor looks in the sample areas. If this is something you think you would want to mimic, you may want to adopt this overall style. A nice set of cabinets can set the stage for installing new modern appliances in your kitchen later.

New Appliances

Another great idea may be to simply bring in a new refrigerator unit into your kitchen. This is an exciting purchase to make because there are just so many options out on the market. Many people love the modern look that stainless steel fridge units offer, so this may be a good fit for your new contemporary kitchen decor. There are so many types of refrigerators for sale that you may have to decide on different feature options, such as a side-by-side fridge or a top cooler model. The top cooler fridge model is more energy efficient, but many appreciate the style that the side-by-side fridge offers to them.


You may also want to update your counter space area to suit the changes you are making to your kitchen’s style. There are a wide variety of different countertop materials from which you can make your choice. You could opt for a granite stone surface, which would definitely enhance the style of your home. It is a very modern style and would match perfectly with a stainless steel fridge. The only drawback is that they are rather expensive to have installed and many times need to be sealed to keep them from staining. The good thing about granite is that it should last you a lifetime.

In all, make sure that you add touches to your kitchen that you will love for many years. You may spend a bit of money when you buy refrigerators and other appliances, but it can be worth it. These are units that will be the centerpiece of your modern kitchen design.  A big bonus to a DIY kitchen project is that it is a renovation that can really add value to your home.

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Ashely is a new homowner that is in the process of remodeling her kitchen. She likes to share home improvement tips and ideas. To see more, check out her Twitter @ashelymarie1985.