4 Tips for Making a Good DIY Kitchen Even Better

4 Tips for Making a Good DIY Kitchen Even Better

When you are renovating a home, whether it’s a first home, an investment property, or your holiday house, the kitchen and the laundry are usually the first places that get nominated as needing a bit of extra love and attention. Which isn’t surprising – there are usually a lot of things that can be done to improve a kitchen, but the problem is, the budget rarely stretches to doing all of them.

A fully assembled do it yourself kitchen can go a long way to cutting the bill while still getting you an impressive result. Here are some tips and tricks to making a good DIY kitchen even better.


For an effect that makes a kitchen look like there’s a bit of luxury in it, it’s hard to beat under cabinet lighting. These lighting options sit out of sight behind cabinets and above benchtops. Apart from looking great, there are fantastic practical benefits to under cabinet lighting/backlighting. Shadows cast from overhead lighting by your body onto countertops can make recipes and ingredients on packaging hard to read. Hidden lighting strips and LEDs solve the problem while also highlighting your new kitchen additions.

Cost Effective Splashbacks

Glass splashbacks, terrazzo and porcelain tiles are beautiful, but they are also eye-wateringly expensive. Ceramic tiles are a clever way around this problem as they offer a diversity of options at far more budget-friendly prices. In fact, they are one of the most economical ways to finish your kitchen splashback and often come in at about 60% of the price of porcelain tiles.

Clever Storage

One of the main concerns with smaller kitchens and fully assembled kitchens is often storage space. It doesn’t need to be. Kitchen Shack’s fully assembled flatpack kitchens are designed from the ground up, even with smaller spaces in mind, so they can maximise the amount of storage space available for pots, pans, and everything else that lives in your kitchen.

If you still are a little short on space for cabinetry, then a great design trend to think about is hanging your pots in an open space in your kitchen. This trend was inspired by the loft homes of New York and London and allows keen cooks to show off their European or copper-bottomed cookware while also saving valuable under-counter space.

Bench Seating

Fewer homes are making use of formal dining areas, with kitchens now the central hub when it comes to both making and eating food. Putting in a few inexpensive seating options like café style stools near the countertops is not only a way to add a pop of colour but also makes your kitchen space more functional and inviting.

Your DIY kitchen project is a chance to update one of the most used rooms in any home, and at Kitchen Shack, it’s also our speciality. No project is too big or small, and our commitment to you is that you get the kitchen you want at a price that’s within your budget. We’ve got three showrooms in Preston, Maribyrnong, Moorabbin and Kilsyth, and look forward to welcoming you to any one of them soon.