Spring cleaning could include a quick kitchen makeover

May 3, 2018

Many people spend more time in their kitchens than in any other room, and modernizing this space may be easier than they think.

It doesn't take a huge renovation project to make older kitchens look new again, as a little DIY work and a small investment can give cabinets and drawers a fresh look that might otherwise cost thousands of dollars, according to HGTV.

Where to begin
Something as simple as removing all the doors from cabinets, sanding them down and either repainting or refinishing them can go a long way, but it's important to label which door goes to which cabinet, because they may not all be the same size. It's also a good idea to start any such project with primer, and then seal the paint or finish once it's dry.

After that, putting on new handles or knobs to replace the old ones will often make the space feel new as well.

Other changes to make
Meanwhile, homeowners may be able to rearrange certain aspects of their kitchen that have been in place for a long time. For instance, changing where the microwave or other appliances are stored can make the room feel fresh, according to Remodelista. Something as simple as moving a table or rearranging where the chairs go around it costs nothing but can make a space more efficient.

As with any other DIY project, a little research online will help give homeowners plenty of ideas for how they can approach a change, especially when they're on a budget.