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15 absurdly easy kitchen DIYs that only look expensive

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Your kitchen is a space that can always benefit from a freshen up or even some simple upgrades that keep it looking modern and expensive. So how would you like a handful of amazing DIY tips that will leave your kitchen looking a million dollars? 

Never mind what that translates to with the current currency rates, you know we're talking about cheap hacks that look outrageously expensive! Friends and family will be convinced you hired a kitchen planner to come in and update your space, but only we will know the truth. 

And we can keep a secret… if you can?

1. Use cheap flat pack floating shelves to create handy extra storage

They can look bespoke and beautiful but remember to check their weight limits!

2. Add tension rods to hang utensils saucepans from

3. Use plumbing essentials to create a unique copper paper towel holder

Handleless Kitchen Finished In Farrow & Ball Downpipe Modern kitchen by Just Click Kitchens Modern MDF
Just Click Kitchens

Handleless Kitchen Finished In Farrow & Ball Downpipe

Just Click Kitchens

You'll only need a couple of 90° joints and some straight pipe.

4. Stick strong storage hooks inside cabinet doors for extra hanging space

Clean counter joy!

5. Spray shelf brackets gold for an instant facelift

This is so simple yet effective.

6. Paint old salt and pepper shakers with matte paint for a modern look

7. Add a patterned runner to your floor

It will make the whole space feel more finished and put together. Don't forget the rug gripper tape!

8. Remove light shades to tap into the contemporary industrial look

Investing in funky filament bulbs is also a smart move.

9. Create an amazing splashback by adding decals to your existing tiles

You can even use permanent marker on totally plain tiles.

10. Brick-effect wallpaper will create a stunning, fuss-free feature wall in minutes

Gallery House on Richmond Park Modern kitchen by Elemental Architecture Modern
Elemental Architecture

Gallery House on Richmond Park

Elemental Architecture

No plaster removal necessary!

11. Marble-style stickyback plastic can easily upgrade a countertop

12. Spray paint the inside of light shades with metallic paint

Minimalist White Kitchen with Warm Accents Minimalist kitchen by homify Minimalist Solid Wood Multicolored

Minimalist White Kitchen with Warm Accents


Copper will keep you on trend!

13. Add expensive handles to your cabinets

Mr & Mrs McD, Pyrford Classic style kitchen by Raycross Interiors Classic
Raycross Interiors

Mr & Mrs McD, Pyrford

Raycross Interiors

A sure-fire home improvement to make your whole installation look more pricey.

14. Mimic traditional leading on glass-fronted doors

Light Grey Hand Painted Kitchen Classic style kitchen by Verdi Kitchens Classic Solid Wood Multicolored
Verdi Kitchens

Light Grey Hand Painted Kitchen

Verdi Kitchens

For a traditional, expensive look.

15. Use a router to add freestyle texture to flat-fronted wooden cabinets

In the mood for more DIY tips? Then take a look at this Ideabook: 20 economical DIY projects everyone can manage.

Which of these ideas are you keen to try?
Whitton Drive by GK Architects Ltd Modern

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