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Kitchen Interior Design Long Island: 5 Fast Projects You Can Do Yourself

If you want to increase the value of our home, realtors say you need to focus on the most important room: the kitchen. Potential buyers always seem to walk through the kitchen first. Then, if you talk to any contractors, they will tell you that of all the rooms in your home your kitchen is the most expensive to renovate.

People pour tens of thousands of dollars into kitchen remodel jobs, and that's great if they have the money to do it. If you're operating on a budget, though, and are looking for ways that you can bring a new look to your kitchen, Long Island interior designers recommend the following five fast and relatively easy do-it-yourself projects.

Change Out Cabinet Handles and Knobs

If your cabinets have seen better days, then chances are it's the handles and knobs that are contributing a good chunk of that dated look. This particularly holds true if your home is more than 20 years old.

Take a trip down to your local hardware store, and you'll find a whole section devoted just to cabinet drawer and doorknobs. There will be a lot to choose from. Also, when you head to the store, bring an existing knob. That way, you can tell if the new ones will fit the existing holes of your cabinetry.

LED Under-Cabinet String Lighting

Under-cabinet lighting not only looks great, but it makes working at your kitchen counter more pleasant. If you're like most people, though, you probably assume that installing any kind of new lighting is best left to the professionals. After all, it does involve electrical wiring, right? Well, not quite.

New LED string-lighting kits come ready-to-go, as many basically just tack right up underneath your cabinets. LED string-lights are also low-voltage. In fact, they only take 12-volts, which is the same level of power that a standard car battery gives off. They’re also quite safe. LED light also spreads out more evenly, so it looks better, and because there are no light bulbs, you won’t have to stress about changing them.

Kitchen Sink Resurfacing

If your kitchen sink is chipped in grungy, there's a faster and cheaper alternative to completely replacing it. Interior design experts point out that kitchen and bathroom sink resurfacing has come a long way over the years, so now there are more durable and much easier to use products available.