Remodeling can be a great way to add value to your home, especially if you choose to remodel your kitchen. If you want to reap some of the benefits of a full remodel without breaking the bank, there are some simple changes you can make that will improve the appearance of your kitchen.

Here are three cheap and easy DIY kitchen upgrades you can tackle in a weekend.

1. Swap out your old faucets.

Outdated faucets can make your entire kitchen look drab. If you want to breathe some new life into your existing kitchen without any serious demolition, then installing a new faucet could be a great solution. 

As you shop for a new faucet, be sure that you are looking for features that a potential buyer would find valuable in order to maximize the return on your investment in the future. Most homeowners prefer single-handle faucets with a detachable sprayer. You will also want to think about getting a spot-free finish like brushed nickel or stainless steel so your new faucet always looks its best.

2. Add a faux backsplash.

If you love the color and personality that a backsplash can bring into your kitchen but you don't have the money to invest in new tile, you can install a faux backsplash. These types of backsplashes can easily be removed when you are ready to upgrade to tile, but they update the look of your kitchen in the meantime.

Vinyl decals and removable wallpaper tiles can be easily applied in a weekend. A faux backsplash can boost the aesthetic appeal of your kitchen without breaking the bank.

3. Redooring your kitchen cabinets.

Custom kitchen cabinetry can give your kitchen a more high-end appearance. If you want to add some elegance but you can't afford to upgrade all of your cabinets to custom units, then re-door your existing cabinets with custom doors instead

Having a skilled wood contractor create unique doors designed especially for your kitchen will give you the upgraded look you desire at a fraction of the cost. By opting to install new custom built doors instead of totally replacing your cabinets, you can save up to 75% on the cost of updating your kitchen.

When you don't have the time or money to completely overhaul your kitchen, you can take a weekend to update the look of your kitchen by completing a few simple projects. Swap out your old faucets, add a faux backsplash, and re-door your cabinets, and you will easily give your kitchen a facelift.

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