Cabinets are the super hero of your kitchen. They have saved it from the clutter countless time, making it look clean, hygienic, and tidy. But you may pay too much attention to how your kitchen look and forget to tidy up your cabinets so when you open your cabinets’ doors, you’ll find a disaster area. Hey! Come on! Holiday is coming. You have plenty of time to spruce your cabinets up. And if you are running out of ideas, just keep watching this video because you’ll find 10 DIY kitchen cabinet ideas by simphome.com 10. Smart DIY Cutting Board Holder Where do you usually store your cutting boards? Stacking them on the countertop? Or cramming them in the cabinet? Both of them don’t look good. They don’t turn out well, either. If you stack them on the countertop, they’ll make it look unorganized. Cramming them is the worst. Instead of cramming the cutting boards, you can make an effortless and cheap cutting board holder behind the cabinet’s door. You only need ¾” plywood and some screws to attach the wood to the door. It’s simple yet functional. Just slip your cutting boards in the holder once you’re done using them. 9. Shed Some Light to Your Cabinets Highlighting your cabinets is a perfect idea for a perfect New Year’s Eve. When your friends and relatives come along for dinner, you’ll make them amazed with your kitchen. Even if there is nobody but you in the kitchen, your kitchen still deserves to be adored by you, the homeowner. The easiest way to highlight your kitchen is by lighting it up. And to get the sufficient light the light that will make the cabinets glow in the dark without going overboard, you can try investing in LED lights installed along the upper and lower cabinets. To hide the light in an epic way, try adding a trim instead of wire and iron. 8. No-Cabinet Therapy Cabinets work well in a bigger kitchen. But when it comes to a small one, you’d better ditch it and replace it with open shelves. Using open shelves to store spices and condiments is your safe bet. They are DIY-friendly and inexpensive. Storing jars of spices would be much easier and faster as you don’t need to open and close the cabinet’ doors which can take up a few seconds.
And if you can find an unused curtain rod, it would be a jackpot because you can upcycle
and turn it into a handy rack for your kitchen utensils. You just need to install the rod
on the wall near the kitchen sink, and add some S hooks that will hold your pans and
spatulas in place. 7. Show Your Beautiful Cups Off Just because your kitchen isn’t a room to
host your guests, it doesn’t mean you ignore its appearance. It’s the room where you
spend most of your mornings preparing for breakfast. And, if you apply an open-kitchen
concept in your home, you definitely need to adorn it.
Adorning your kitchen doesn’t have to be pricey and sophisticated. A simple thing that
can steal the focus of your kids who are waiting for breakfast and guests will do. Try replacing
some of your cabinet’ doors with glass doors. The glass will allow you to show off your
collection. If you’ve got lots of antiques, place them inside the cabinets and let your
guests’ eyes stare at them. 6. DIY Corner Cabinet Make use every nook and cranny that you can
find in your kitchen including the most awkward corner between two cabinets. You will find
it hard to find the cabinets that fit in with the corner of your kitchen. Therefore, the
best way to tackle it is by making the corner cabinets yourself.
One of these cabinets has more space to host lesser-used kitchen utensils right at the
corner. And you won’t find it hard to get them when you need them.
To make this corner cabinet, you’re going to need 1 – sheet 3/4″ plywood – rip it
into 22 3/4″ widths and 8 feet long, wood glue, wood filler, and some other things. 5. Open Shelving Pantry Don’t have any pantry at home? No problem!
You can still use the available space at home to make an open-shelving pantry. It’s challenging
and cheap, and you’re going to love it. To make the pantry, find a good spot for the
shelves to hang. It would be better if it is in the kitchen. Get some woods, brackets,
screws, stain, and polyurethane. And of course, a little bit of your elbow grease.
Cut the wood according the measurements you’ve done. Stain and seal the woods before attached
to the wall using brackets. And, you’re done. 4. Make Use of Some Leftover The good thing of doing a DIY project is you
can get what you need without breaking your bank. You can even make a few practical cabinets
out of recycled pallets. Make sure that the pallets are still in their top-notch condition
and sturdy enough to hold condiments. Since the pallets come in ready-to-install
boxes, all you need to do to make affordable cabinets are hinges, screws, and knobs or
pulls. If you want to soak in the warmth of the rustic
look, you can just maintain the authentic look of wood pallets by not staining them.
But if you wanna add a little bit of upscale look, staining them using gel stain is your
best choice. 3. Unusual Cabinet Door Handles Add a twist to your cabinets by replacing
the knobs with these unusual handles – leather. It is relatively cheaper than door knobs and
– of course – easier to install. after you’ve got the leather in your hand,
cut them in pre-cut bookmarks, and you’re ready to go to the next step – waxing the
leather strips. Waxing them thoroughly will make them sturdier so they won’t crack easily.
Then, shave off the bulk of the leather using a knife. Be careful! You’ll only need to
shave it off 5 centimetres from the tip. Make three holes for the bolt. Screw it through
those three holes all together, then screw the leather through the door. Secure it with
a washer and nut. 2. How to Install Kitchen Cabinet
Installing kitchen cabinets is not that hard. You can even do it yourself. First, you need
to make sure that you buy the right cabinets along with their assemble keys. Then, set
the height and order. You can use level to do it. Now, it’s time to set the boxes.
Don’t forget to use level to make sure that everything stays flush.
Once the lower cabinets have installed properly, add a filler strip if you find any gap between
the cabinets and the wall. Then, make plumbing and electrical cutouts and set the peninsula
cabinets. After that, mark the position of the upper cabinets before installing them.
And, finally, add the doors and trims. Before we get to number 1, I suggest you to
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video. 1. Add Moldings to Your Existing Kitchen Cabinets Add more style as well as filling in the gap
between the ceiling and the cabinets by installing moldings. You can add moldings around the
base of the range hood and on the upper cabinets. It’s a DIY-friendly project that give a
big impact to your kitchen. Those are 10 super easy DIY kitchen cabinet
ideas that you can even do yourself. Although they are simple and easy, they will provide
more charm and efficiency to your kitchen. So, bye bye mundane and messy kitchen! And
hello fabulous kitchen! That’s it,
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