Updating A Kitchen During A Pandemic

It’s especially important, now that we’re having to spend so much time at home, to love our surroundings.

Typically one of the hardest rooms to change and update is the kitchen. And of course it’s where you’ll be spending a lot of time over the holidays.

You don’t need to call a contractor in. And during this pandemic, you don’t want people in your home besides your family if at all possible.

DIY Your Kitchen With Things You Can Order Online:

You can do an update on your kitchen yourself. Read on and learn how.

One easy fix is to take off your upper cabinet doors. I love my cabinets open and easily accessible. Some people say their cabinets are a mess and they want to close the doors on them.

But if you give a fresh coat of paint to the insides of the cabinets and sort all your things out, it won’t be a mess anymore. And you’ll know where everything is.

Paint is probably one of the cheapest fixes. I like white. White just looks clean to me. I even order my paint online.

Peel & Stick Tiles:

If you hate your back splash that is an easy fix too. Order peel and stick tiles and cover it up. There are all kinds of different kits to choose from.

I ordered mine from Amazon.com, as I did most of the things when my daughter helped to give my kitchen a little update earlier in the year.

Changing The Look Of Your Countertops:

If you hate your countertops, think about ordering a countertop kit from GianiGranite. The kit I ordered was kind of expensive, but they have cheaper kits. You can buy a kit for under $100.

I love my white countertops. White just looks so clean and fresh to me.

Bring Live Plants Into Your Kitchen:

Bring a pretty plant into the kitchen to instantly perk things up.

If you don’t have room for a plant on a kitchen surface, hang one from the ceiling.

You can now actually order plants online if need be. Did you know that? Amazon.com sells live plants.

Order New Drawer Pulls:

If you don’t like the drawer pulls on your drawers or cabinets, order new ones. That’s a really quick fix. Once again, I ordered these from Amazon.com as well.

New pulls instantly change the look and it takes just a little bit of time to switch them out.

Under The Cabinet Puck Lights:

If your kitchen counters need more light, consider ordering battery operated puck lights.

You don’t need to do massive renovations. Work with what you can easily order.

With some of these updates, you can DIY a kitchen that you love. And you didn’t have to spend a fortune or go out to a store to do it.


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  1. A white kitchen with red accents is about as bright and cheerful as it gets. I hope your kitchen now is to a point where you can just have fun swapping out decor touches and you don’t have any big jobs to do. It’s great that you can enjoy yourself in there now after the work you and your daughter did to the room.

  2. We were planning on a kitchen remodel for early 2021 but we’ve put that on the back burner. The house is newish to us but was built about 25 years ago. We have the almond toned colored laminate cabinets that we popular then. The construction .is very solid but the appearance isn’t. So, it may mean just new doors when the time comes. Thanks for all your wonderful tips. Small changes can make things much better.

  3. I would like to take the doors off at least two of my cabinets and paint the insides, but they go deep in back towards the left corner. Almost impossible to reach into. And I’m such a sloppy painter, it would look horrible. At least I admit it! Then there’s the outside of the cabinets…my entire kitchen is oak. So even if I painted the outside frame of just those two cabinets, it would look stupid because all the other cabinets (and there are lots) are all oak. I’m simply going to wait until we can afford to have things done professionally – and of course, wait for this Covid virus to be gone, too. I don’t want anyone in my house right now, even with wearing a mask.

    Have a good weekend!

  4. I don’t use ceiling lights,either. I do have a crystal chandelier above a small vintage drop leaf kitchen table, and a smaller one above my kitchen sink. Don’t use those often, just when the kids are over for Christmas. There are two pendent lights which hang over the kitchen island, and those are on when we are eating. They don’t glare like a ceiling light would .And I have a “chicken” counter top small lamp that I turn on in the evening, and early morning when it’s still dark (in the winter). When we purchased this mobile home, I was able to design the floor plan, and choose the lighting fixtures, cabinet doors and colors. with their pulls and the counter tops, a, deep kitchen sink and “bridge” faucet. The appliances and flooring, and curtains were my choices, so I really don’t need to change anything. We’ve lived here 8 years, and I haven’t tired of any of it. I decorate for Christmas with two fake berry wreaths on the cabinet doors above the pantry, and Santas on the window sills, and the The Holy family and animals on the table, with some fresh green branches, that come from the bottom of the Christmas tree, when they are cut off, so the tree will fit into the tree stand. Oh, of course I have to use the Christmas towels, to hang on the oven door. I bought the puck lights too, on line, like you purchased, and I use those when I am cutting up vegies, or whatever I’m doing on the counters. My daughter-in-law gifted me a small wicker cornucopia with a nice little green ivy in it, so that adds a little green to my kitchen also. Going to have another cup of coffee now, and start on my Christmas envelopes and notes for the inside of the cards. Have a nice cozy weekend Brenda, with your little two lovebugs. Hugs from COLD Wisconsin…

  5. I like putting small lamps in my kitchen because I hate those overhead florescent lights. They make me feel like I’m in a big box store.

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