DIY Kitchen Upgrades Anyone of Any Skill Level Can Do!

We spend a lot of time in our kitchen, so it makes sense to do a few kitchen upgrades to make the space more enjoyable to be in. Here are our favorite DIY kitchen upgrades anyone can do!

The best part is that if you’re planning on selling your home sometime soon, these upgrades can help woo potential buyers. 

DIY Kitchen Upgrades Anyone of Any Skill Level Can Do

Lights Under the Cabinet

Under-cabinet lighting has a way of making any kitchen look more… luxurious. Not only does it make the space look more luxurious, but it can also be a huge help when preparing food because you don’t have to rely on overhead lights that cause shadows. 

There are a lot of options for under cabinet lighting, but the cheapest option (that doesn’t include a dollar store push light), you can find affordable LED light strips on Amazon (or other retailers). 

Fresh Paint

A fresh coat of paint has an incredible way of turning a dreary room into a space that feels fresh and new because you’re covering up the signs of everyday wear and tear.

Real estate agents strongly recommend that you stick with a neutral color palette though because, while you may have an eye for style, your color choices could actually be a turn-off for some buyers. 

If you’re unsure what neutrals are popular at the moment, here are a few of the best neutral wall colors, but you can also check out Pinterest for color ideas.

Painting Cabinets

We know painting your kitchen cabinets may seem like a huge taboo (especially if your cabinets are made of wood and not particle board), but if your cabinets are in a dated color like yellowish maple.

Right now, homeowners are embracing the bold-colored cabinet trend, but real estate agents still insist on sticking with a neutral color palette – particularly white. 

Replace Cabinet Hardware

Replacing the cabinet hardware is a simple upgrade that can make a big impact. When you pair white cabinets with matte black hardware, your kitchen is elevated to a new level of elegance.

If you are changing your hardware, be mindful of the cabinets that don’t stay closed and replace the latches as well. 

If you aren’t sure which kind of hardware to choose, HGTV has a good guide to help you find hardware in every finish

Peel and Stick – an Affordable Backsplash

If you’re like us, you probably hate scrubbing the wall behind the stove too. Peel-and-stick backsplash tiles can make it easier to keep the space clean, but they can also change the way your kitchen looks.

Not only are there numerous options out there, but these tiles are also super easy to install. As the name would imply, you just have to peel off the adhesive backing and stick it onto a clean surface.

It doesn’t get much easier than that!

Preparing your home to go on the market can be challenging, especially if you’re on a tight budget and don’t have the skills to do big renovations.

These tips are just a few of the cheapest and easiest kitchen upgrades you can do. Your real estate agent can give you a lot more useful ideas!

Julie Higgins
Julie is a Staff Writer at She has been working in publishing houses before joining the editorial team at momooze. Julie's love and passion are topics around beauty, lifestyle, hair and nails.