The New Year is the perfect time to begin new home renovation projects and go from amateur DIYer to Pro DIYer. Making updates to your kitchen is an easy home project that can be done in a pinch and save you tons. Accomplishing easy upgrades will freshen up the space and make it a more enjoyable place to prep, cook, and spend time with family.

Update Faucet Fixtures

Swapping a dated homely kitchen faucet with a modern one will not only give your kitchen an updated look, but can also improve your kitchen’s overall functionality. A modern faucet offers features that make cooking and cleaning easier. We recommend choosing a brass, matte black, brushed nickel, or bronze finish for a modern look.

For an economical option, Danco offers a wide variety of cost-friendly kitchen faucet spray heads that are sure to match your new faucet fixture if you choose to repair your current faucet fixture. Smart Spray is a universal stainless steel pull down spray head that easily attaches onto existing pull-down kitchen faucets and features an elegant ergonomic design with two water-saving spray options.

Similarly, upgrading a kitchen sink side spray is an easy way to upgrade your kitchen in the New Year. Danco has a variety of Kitchen Sink Side Spray that are available in modern Chrome, Brushed Nickel and Oil Rubbed Bronze finishes. Danco’s Side Sprays have a versatile design that fits most Moen, Delta and Kohler faucet brands. It provides a high-pressure directional power spray with a thumb-applied trigger action that helps clean those dirty dishes without too much scrubbing.

Introduce a touch of style to your faucet fixtures with Cross-Arm Handles! These custom look handles feature a cross-style design with Chrome, Chrome & White Porcelain, and Brushed nickel finishes. Our variety of faucet heads and handles and side sprayers will give your kitchen a new modern feel this New Year!

Add Stylish Backsplash

Installing a new backsplash can liven up any kitchen easily! Backsplashes are available in various patterns, colors, textures, and shapes. Many are made from ceramic, porcelain, or glass and can be installed through a peel-and-stick or traditional grout method. Having the right tools simplifies the installation process.

For this project, we recommend using the Zenith Trim Puller, designed specifically for safely removing baseboards, molding, door casings, decorative panels like backsplash, and even nailed or glued countertops. The Zenith Trim Puller has a larger, flatter and wider contact area that features an integrated wedged center that provides increased removal efficiency and prevents damage to both the trim and wall.

Paint Cabinets

Painting cabinets is a great way to spruce up a kitchen from dated to modern. From a simple monochromatic or vibrant two-lone, there are endless color options. We suggest bringing home samples and looking at them at different times of the day. As the light changes, the color can alter due to shadows and level of brightness. It is important to choose a color that looks best in all types of light and amplifies your kitchen theme and compliments faucet fixtures, appliances, and counters. While the most time-consuming DIY project, paint is the most notable upgrade that can majorly impact the look of your kitchen.

However, painting is often a messy project as the paint can drip and spill everywhere. Protect-It Project Pads are a mess-free solution to protect your surfaces from spills. These disposable craft mats are tear resistant and contain leak-proof backing with adhesive strip corners to reduce the risk of spillage. They are perfect to help avoid spills and spatter on the carpet, hardwood flooring, countertops, and furniture.

The New Year is all about reinventing yourself and your home, so taking on a kitchen remodel DIY is the perfect way to freshen up your space and give inspiration for other projects! Danco offers a wide variety of plumbing and home renovation essentials to help complete any professional and DIY project, so be sure to check out our products!