A minor kitchen remodel is one of the best improvements you can make for return-on-investment. Doing the improvements yourself will save money and make your ROI even higher. Here are 5 ideas for DIY kitchen remodeling that will improve your kitchen’s appearance and value.


Adding a backsplash behind the countertops gives the kitchen character and protects the walls from stains. Traditionally, backsplashes are made from ceramic tiles with grout, but you can now find backsplash tiles in a variety of materials with an adhesive backing for easy DIY application.

Paint the Walls for DIY Kitchen Remodeling

Painting any room of the house is an impactful DIY upgrade. Painting does take time and precision, but it can be completed by any patient homeowner. Prepping the area is one of the most important steps. Tape around all the cabinets, windows, the edges of the ceiling, and anywhere else that needs to be protected. Put drop cloths down over the counters, floors, and appliances to keep them protected.

Refinish Cabinets

The cabinets take up a lot of real estate in the kitchen, so they have a big impact on the space. Replacing the kitchen cabinets is labor-intensive and new cabinets are expensive. Instead, refinish your existing cabinets by sanding and painting or staining them. Add new decorative hardware to complete the update.

DIY Kitchen Remodeling with Crown Molding

One way to make the kitchen and other rooms in your home look more upscale is by adding crown molding. If you are going to take on this task yourself, use crown molding made from foam instead of wood. Foam crown molding material is much easier to cut, weighs less, and is easy to paint.

Change the Faucet

A new kitchen faucet makes it easier to wash dishes or spray them off before loading them into the dishwasher. Industrial-style kitchen faucets with extendable heads have become popular in recent years. They have a flexible hose that can be removed from the holster. These types of faucets are user-friendly and great for rinsing stubborn food from plates.

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