Are you itching to update your kitchen? Before you bust out a can of paint, there are so many great alternatives to painting your kitchen walls or cabinets. From switching out your hardware to changing your backsplash, there’s a style for everyone.

Here are our five favorite alternatives to painting your kitchen.

Jazz up your Kitchen with these Simple Fixes

Add a Backsplash

This is one of the easiest ways to add texture and dimension to a living space. A fun backsplash can change the game when it comes to your kitchen. Consider the handmade tile selection from Unique Building Concepts for your next addition. Whether you prefer a clean white subway tile or a fun mosaic pattern behind your stovetop, a backsplash can be both a focal point or a minimalist touch.

Update the Lighting Fixture

Tired of looking at an outdated chandelier? Finding a new lighting fixture is one of the easiest ways to change the ambiance of a room. Whether your style is midcentury modern or farmhouse chic, the right lighting fixture comes in a variety of price points. Once you decide on your dream lighting, call your local electrician for installation help. Just make sure to double check that it’s the right size for your space!

Use Temporary Counter Paper

Hate your current countertops but don’t have the budget for Carrera marble? Try using a temporary, faux-marble contact paper. This easy-to-apply and affordable DIY project turns your countertops from drab to fab. Spruce up old laminate countertops in minutes with a credit card and roll of contact paper. Best part? This trick works just as well with bathroom countertops!

Update the Hardware

Update your hardware for an easy fix. Whether you love the look of matte black handles or gold sink faucets, updating your hardware in your kitchen can set the tone for the entire room. For those with a quirky style, try mismatched door knobs. The world is your oyster with just a simple, easy change. Best of all, this idea is totally doable by yourself, even if you’re a beginner.

Hang Open Shelves

One of our favorite kitchen trends of 2019, open shelves in a kitchen truly brightens and fills any empty space. Show off your best dishes and cute mugs by hanging a few open shelves on your walls. As a bonus perk, open shelves force you to remain neat and tidy. No more shoving Tupperware haphazardly into a cabinet! If the idea of only open shelves is daunting to you, try a combination of regular cabinets and open shelves–you get the best of both worlds.

Use your Savvy DIY Skills to Spruce up your Kitchen

What are your favorite tricks to spruce up a kitchen? We want to know! Make sure to tell us in the comments down below.