I know it isn’t everyone’s favorite room, but for me, the kitchen is the hub of our home. It’s where my family unwinds after long days at work, makes meals together, and congregates on weekends. And because the kitchen is one of the most utilized spaces in our home, I spend a lot of time and energy making sure it not only functions properly, but also looks its very best.
For those who spend as much time in the kitchen as I do and want it to look and feel welcoming to anyone in it, the collection of DIY ideas below is just what you need.
1. DIY Utensil Rack
The creative mind behind Grillo Designs shared a super simple and clever way to store and display the utensils cluttering up your kitchen drawers. The best part? You don’t need any expensive materials or power tools to make one for yourself!
2. DIY Knife Holder
Jennifer of Town & Country Living was inspired by weekend visits to flea markets when she made this adorable knife holder. The next time you’re at a market or thrift shop, grab some old books and whip up one of these cuties for your kitchen counter.
3. DIY Three-Tiered Tray
Liz Marie loves farmhouse-inspired design as much as I do, so it’s no surprise that I fell in love with the three-tiered tray she made using candlesticks and circular pieces of wood.
4. DIY Wall-Mounted Easel
Ikea has so many different products and materials that can be used to create the cutest DIY projects imaginable. Arin of Arin Solange At Home decided to take advantage of Ikea’s versatility and ended up with an awesome wall-mounted easel for her place.
5. DIY Chalkboard Menu
And if a roll of craft paper doesn’t quite cut it when it comes to the look you’re going for, perhaps a chalkboard would do the trick?
6. DIY Trash Bags On A Roll
This DIY may not be the prettiest, but it’s definitely practical and useful. The crafty blogger behind Simply Organized shows you how to make a smart trash bag storage system that everyone can appreciate.
7. DIY Wood Cutting Board
For those who love the look and feel of live-edge wood, this cutting board DIY is for you! As long as you have access to a tree stump and some power tools, the instructions courtesy of eHow will make DIYing your very own cutting board a breeze.
8. DIY Kitchen Island
A kitchen reno can be really expensive, but if you play your cards right and tackle a few projects yourself, you can save some serious cash. Ashley from Little Glass Jar decided to transform an old, disheveled bookcase into a dreamy island. It may look like it was expensive to make, but it actually wasn’t!
9. DIY Kitchen Wall Art
Not all kitchen renovations have to be big and extravagant. Sometimes, a unique piece of art is all it takes to freshen up a space. If this is the type of change you’re looking to make, take inspiration from this wall art design created by A Joyful Riot.
10. DIY Fresh Pineapple Vase
A bright and colorful centerpiece is the cherry-on-top that every kitchen deserves. The next time you want to make a floral arrangement that screams summer fun, give this pineapple beauty by Effortless Style Interiors a try.
11. DIY Industrial Pendant Lights
The industrial look is all the rage right now, and for good reason. To find out how you can add an industrial splash to your kitchen light fixtures without blowing your budget, head over to Bless’er House.
12. DIY Brass Hanging Planter
Greenery is another great way to breathe new life into any space, even a kitchen. If your kitchen has a modern look that you want to maintain, one of these brass hanging planters by Nalle’s House would make a perfect addition.
13. DIY Backsplash Update
For homeowners who are feeling a bit more adventurous with their kitchen update, a new backsplash is a must. And don’t be afraid to have fun with color and pattern, either. Interior Designer Michelle Gage certainly wasn’t!
14. DIY Indoor Hanging Herb Garden
An indoor herb garden is great if you don’t have a large outdoor space or if you love using fresh ingredients 365 days a year. If this is something you can envision in your kitchen, head over to The Bird And Her Song for a set of instructions.
15. DIY Vintage Café Curtains
Window treatments can be expensive, especially if the look you’re going for is the current trend. Farmhouse-inspired designs are crazy popular right now, which means price tags can cause some serious sticker shock. However, if you take inspiration from Anita Diaz and her café curtain tutorial over on Hometalk, you won’t have to worry about that.
16. DIY Painted Cupboards
One of the biggest projects we have left to do in our home is painting the outdated oak kitchen cupboards. And thanks to the advice given by Tasha of Designer Trapped In A Lawyer’s Body, I think our kitchen will be looking pretty fresh in no time.
17. DIY Feather Pendant
After all of the time and effort you put into transforming your kitchen space, the best way to finish everything off is with a fun light fixture. Personally, I’m loving this DIY design by A Beautiful Mess.
18. DIY Upper And Lower Cabinet Lighting
If you really want your kitchen to have an ultra upgraded look, cabinet lighting is the way to go. Sarah over on Thrifty Chick Decor managed to give her kitchen space a high-end look on a low-end budget.
19. DIY Floating Shelf
If the brass hanging planter and wall-mounted herb garden from earlier weren’t quite what you were looking for, maybe something in between, like this wood floating shelf by Place of My Taste, would be the perfect alternative?