When people think of a kitchen remodel, they usually think about how they are about to pay a lot of money to a contractor. Few people realize that a decorative remodel doesn’t have to cost thousands. In fact, some small changes can make a huge difference and only cost a bucket of paint, brushes and time.
If you want to make a drastic change to your kitchen, start by working on the backsplash. The backsplash is often the first thing people see when the walk in to the room. It has the power to make your kitchen feel more cozy, look bigger or improve your organization. Use these do it yourself ideas to create an attractive kitchen backsplash without breaking your budget.
Pegboard is very useful and allows you to hang measuring cups, spoons and other tools for easy use. Instead of buying tiles, try installing pegboard over your wall. You will need to treat the board so that it stays in place and can resist water, but this can often be done by adding a coat of paint. Some pegboards are ready treated and are ready to use when you buy them from the store. Best of all, pegboard is cheap, easy to cut, and takes minutes to install.
Repurpose Your Old Table Cloth
Vinyl is very durable and can resist some light splashes of water, making it perfect for any kitchen. Instead of tossing your old vinyl table cloth, try pasting it to the wall like you would paper. You can easily cut the cloth to meet your needs without too much hassle.
Best of all, vinyl table cloths are known for their vibrant colors. You’ll be able to get the exact look you want and can rest assured knowing it will last for years. All in all, this isn’t just the cheapest way to get a beautiful backsplash, it is also one of the most practical.
If you are looking for something a little more unique that immediately catches the eye, try making a wooden backsplash. There are a lot of options when it comes to working with wood. One of the most popular designs is to use salvaged wooden planks of any color, running vertically. You can choose to cut each piece of salvage wood so that it is the same size, or use different sizes and shapes to create a one-of-a-kind look. While this is a cheap project, it is the most time consuming DIY backsplash idea because you need to take the time to prepare the wood, treat it if necessary, and then position each piece how you want. The results, however, are always beautiful.
There are a lot of different things you can do to create a kitchen backsplash. Try experimenting with different colors and designs until you have something that truly reflects your personality. With effort, your DIY kitchen backsplash can look better than anything a contractor would do.