One-Weekend Projects to Transform your Kitchen


If your kitchen is in need of an update, you might be thinking you’re facing major upgrades, remodeling projects and big bills. But, you can actually make a big impact on your kitchen with just one or two small projects. No matter how big your kitchen is or how outdated it might be, these projects, that you can do in just one weekend, can help you transform the space.

Before you get started, check to see if your project will interfere with plumbing, gas plumbing or appliance locations. We provide plumber service on Long Island and can make sure your project is safe and won’t interfere with the way your kitchen works.

Give the Cabinets a Facelift

Kitchen cabinets are often the focal point of the room, so giving them a facelift is an easy way to make the whole space look new. There are so many options you can go with and the possibilities are nearly endless. Start by removing doors and drawers and then unscrewing the hardware. Then, sand them down to remove the current finish and then repaint or stain them for a new look. You can also add some trim or boards for extra decoration and add brand new knobs and drawer pulls to complete the look.

Redo Laminate Countertops

If you have dated laminate countertops, you have a few options when it comes to updating them. You can install brand new ones, choosing any material and style you want. Or, you can work with what you have and use a finish designed for laminate to give them a whole new look. This allows you to change the color, and in some cases, the texture, so they will look like new and will flow with a modern kitchen.

Add a Simple Island

Create some counter space and update the kitchen with a simple island. Do this the easy way by buying an unfinished tabletop and legs from a hardware store. Assemble it to fit your kitchen and add some shelves underneath for extra storage or to display some knickknacks. As you do this, make sure you build it to counter-height so it’s easier to work at. Consider adding molding or even a built-in cutting board to turn it into a butcher’s block.

Update the Walls

Give the walls a new coat of paint and then install crown molding, board and batten, a chair rail or wainscoting for some added interest and a new look. You can easily create your own features with lumber from the hardware store and you can paint or stain them to fit in with your kitchen. This is perfect for a breakfast nook or a large kitchen that needs some texture.

Install a Custom Backsplash

A backsplash not only adds function, but it adds interest and color to a kitchen. Create your own by sketching a design or pattern using any color, shape and style of tile you want. You can easily install the backsplash with some adhesive and grout in one afternoon, transforming your kitchen in just one weekend.

Breathe new life into your kitchen by taking on one of these simple, but transformative, projects. If you are interested in a more in-depth remodel or if your project requires plumbing work, contact us. We are a plumber service on Long Island that specializes in these areas.

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