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DIY Projects for Contemporary Kitchens

We recently became first-time homeowners and we couldn’t possibly be more pleased if we tried! Ever since we took possession and moved in, we’ve been obsessed with finding small DIY ways that we can improve our space and add a bit of homemade decor to really make the space our own. Lately, we’ve been feeling very focused on the kitchen because it was one of the first rooms we unpacked but has been the last to get any kind of decorative or DIY attention. That’s why we’re always on the lookout for DIY projects that would suit a homey but contemporary kitchen!

Just in case you’re just as interested as we were in the concept of making DIY projects for a contemporary kitchen, if not more, here are 15 of the very best ideas, designs, and tutorials that we’ve come across so far in our search for guidance and inspiration.

1. Tin tile kitchen backsplash

Tin tile kitchen backsplash

If you ask us, nothing quite adds an element of pizzazz to a kitchen space like a subtle but awesome touch of metallic detailing, especially if it’s in the form or something you made or added yourself. That’s why we were so intrigued by the concept of making our own DIY backsplash tiling made of shining tin! See how it’s done in more detail on DIY Network.

2. Modern rustic floating kitchen shelves

Modern rustic floating kitchen shelves

If you’re going to make yourself some kind of modern but homey feeling kitchen detail that will contribute to its character, would you rather also make it something that has a practical element to it as well? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at the way So Much Better With Age added their own rustic industrial floating shelves that look fantastic but also provide additional storage.

3. DIY concrete kitchen island

Diy concrete kitchen island

Adding an entire kitchen island might sound like more of a purchasing activity than a DIY project, but that’s only true if you leave it the way it came rather than customizing your piece to suit your space a little more! Personally, we’re quite obsessed with the way Remodelaholic added a concrete top to their kitchen island in order to give it a natural materiality.

4. Pink pom pom oven mitts

Pink pom pom oven mitts

Is your version or making something look new and contemporary really just to make it look as bright and fun as humanly possible? In that case, we have a feeling you’ll get a huge kick out of the way A Kailo Chic Life made these absolutely fantastic pink oven mitts covered in cheerful, colourful pom poms!