If you have some spare time on your hands or want to give your kitchen a quick update, we have some great DIY projects that you can do.
Summer is about to get in full swing and perhaps you would like to consider growing your own organic salad supplies and herbs at home where you can pick them fresh when you need them.
Add a metallic touch to your kitchen with this DIY coffee filter stand that you can make in copper, aluminium or other sheet metal.
Not everyone has the funds to buy new appliances and have to do with what they have, but this clever solution will give your ugly or dated-finish appliances a new look.
Mounting your ironing board on a laundry station makes it easy to start ironing without having to set everything up, and you can store all your ironing essentials in the laundry station.
If you have a crib or toddler bed that has a base like the one shown here, it's perfect for turning into a laundry drying rack.
Transferring a printed image onto fabric is an easy and excellent way to go about creating your own custom fabrics, and there are a number of ways you can transfer images onto fabric.
If you're in the mood to give your kitchen a new look but can't afford a full-on renovation, you could look at making your own kitchen cabinet doors to achieve a brand new kitchen makeover.
Here are some tips on caring for all your wood cutting boards or butcher block countertops.
Scandinavian design uses a lot of raw wood accents and this style of design is excellent for giving a tired kitchen a fresh makeover.
With this easy cookbook stand you can have your recipes at hand, whether you use a cookbook or tablet.
I love this idea for a bread bin. The designs allows you to see through the front of the door, and has a plexiglass top for displaying your home baked goodies or pastries.
If you have some scrap wood lying around, use it to make this handy herb pot display for your kitchen.
Every home cook uses a variety of knives for chopping and cutting, and instead of keeping them in a drawer where the blades can blunt, here are some great DIY knife block ideas.
Recycle a plastic bottle into a no-mess pour nozzle and forget about cleaning up.
This DIY coffee mug stand is great for next to your kettle, or in a coffee station.
Most of us don't have the luxury of a dedicated laundry, but this laundry organiser can be made to fit on the back of a door or in your laundry, to help organise laundry days.
This pullout pantry is a great addition to any kitchen and the pullout drawers make it easy to find and access what you need.
Make your own chopping boards from scratch - for your home or to give as a housewarming gift.
I have seen quite a few designs for DIY veggie racks around, but this one differs in that the design allows you to tilt the racks for easy access.
This wall-mounted laundry rack is a great project to make for days when it's too cold, too windy or too wet to hang your washing outdoors.
This vegetable rack is made from reclaimed wood pallets and is a great way to store your fresh veggies.
This mobile kitchen island not only offers extra storage space for your kitchen, it also serves as a practical island that breaks up an open plan kitchen / dining space.
If you have to know how to make your own kitchen cabinets you can design and install a do-it-yourself kitchen that fits in with your budget and that can be customised any style.
This unique cutting board has a space that allows you to fit a plate underneath the board to catch your chopped veggies, etc.
In older kitchens the cupboards don't always provide the storage you need, so why not make your own storage drawers to have easy access and store more.
In a small home or townhouse, finding space to put a wine rack can be difficult. This handy space saving wine rack fits underneath your wall-mounted cabinets.
Don't spend a fortune on a pine chopping board when you can make your own for around R80!
Every kitchen could do with a little extra storage and countertop space. An old pine dresser is transformed into a mobile kitchen island to contain clutter and provide a handy worktop.
Make a handy spice rack using small pieces of pine or meranti, to have all your herbs, spices and condiments on hand when you need them.
Looking for something different for your kitchen? This pine bread bin is easy to make with laminated pine shelving, and you can stain or paint the finished bread bin.
Given the total lack of choice when it comes to decorative shelf brackets, making your own DIY shelf brackets is the way to go!
Use pine offcuts to make a colourful, personalised pot trivet that you can keep for yourself or give as a gift. It's also a great Mother's Day gift idea.
Contain clutter under a kitchen sink by adding a tension rod to hang cleaning products.
Almost every kitchen could use more countertop space and storage. This freestanding island offers both and is easy to build thanks to bought legs and a clever way to create the extra-thick top.
Make a storage cart - any size you want - that can be used for storage underneath a worktop or in an empty space.
Finding space in a small home for a laundry nook or place to hang laundry on rainy days can be difficult. We offer a dual-purpose solution to the problem.
This beautiful, vintage cutting board can be made from reclaimed wood, hardwood offcuts, or pine from your local Builders.
This project was designed for EASY DIY magazine and for all you Kreg pockethole jig owners. It's a simple design that is extremely easy to assemble and allows you to add on extra elements if you want to.
If you are working on a limited budget but want to give your kitchen a makeover, give these ideas a try to breathe new life into a kitchen.
Instead of hunting around for scrap paper we put together some ideas for making a DIY brown paper grocery list. All these ideas are quick and easy to make with a few supplies from your local Builders.
Use the space under your sink for organised storage for all your cleaning products with these easy undersink storage compartments.
If you still have some old CDs lying around, here's a unique way to use these to create a shimmering bathroom or kitchen backsplash.
You can make this wall-mounted dining table or desk using laminated pine or 16mm marine plywood and leave as is or stain and varnish in your choice of finish, or you can make using 16mm MDF and paint to match your existing decor.
Make your own knife block using offcuts of PAR pine or Meranti and have a practical knife block that holds all our kitchen knives for easy access and also out of harms way if there are young children in the house.
Recycling is a trend that is more than a passing fad. People are looking at ways to re-purpose and re-use household items and waste to create recycled home decor and accessories that are beautiful and practical.
I have decided it's time to organise my small pantry. This kitchen storage shelf can be added to the back of any door and can be made in any size, for storing spices, sauces, or other kitchen essentials that you use on a day-to-day basis.
This DIY mobile kitchen island is an easy project that uses shelf components and a piece of Saligna or hardwood for the top.
This year I'm definitely into colourful options for my home - every room in a home, so I loved these visual ideas for a colourful kitchen or eat-in kitchen.
There are plenty of projects where you can use reclaimed timber in useful ways, and there are many sources of reclaimed timber.
I have seen a lot of great ideas popping up on the Internet, but from an affordability and organisation point of view this is one of the best.
Live in a house long enough and you soon become bored with the look. It's nice to be able to go out and buy a can or two of paint and spend an hour or two painting a few small walls to make a huge difference.
When you need extra counter space or a mobile server or bar cart, this kitchen cart is the perfect solution. It can be as sleek or as casual as you like, depending on your colour choices and finishes.
Since most ready-made kitchen cabinets only come in standard sizes, you may need to make your own kitchen cabinets if you want custom or irregular-sized cabinet.
Being the experts at designing cottage and shabby chic furniture, we asked Shabby-Chic to give us advice on designing the perfect furniture for a laundry room.
In last month's issue of Home-Dzine Online I gave my kitchen countertop a makeover. After a couple of weeks of living with it, I decided I wasn't happy and wanted to consider another option - applying mosaic tile to a kitchen countertop.
Make use of empty space above your kitchen cabinets by fitting an attractive display shelf that you can easily build in a day.
You can have fresh herbs all year round with a built in countertop herb garden. The only requirement is that the plants receive a fair amount of light during the day, so preferably place close to a window.
Just as good looking as it is practical, a tiled splashback is a smart option for upgrading hardworking surfaces in the kitchen, bathroom, or laundry.
Give kitchen cupboards a new look by adding mitred moldings and trim to the existing cabinet doors. A number of decorative trims are available at your local Builders Warehouse and it's easy to stain or paint the trims in a contrasting or matching colour.
Installing pull-out storage drawers allows you to have full access to cabinet space for storing most kitchen items. Simply by removing the centre panel [stile] on a cabinet and attaching it to the door, you can install wider pull out shelves inside your cabinets.
Adding raised panel doors allows you to be more creative with the style of door that you choose to replace existing kitchen doors.
Not only practical for a kitchen, you can use pull-out drawers and shelves in your built-in cupboards to store shoes and clothing, inside bathroom cabinets to allow for easy-to-reach storage, and they are particularly handy as a replacement for fixed shelves in a pantry.
Use Rust-0leum spray paint to spruce up tired kitchen cabinets, tables and chairs. We used Rust-Oleum to lift a dreary kitchen. Storage tins and wicker baskets on the work top are sprayed with Rust-Oleum Ultra Cover 2X in Sage Green (Gloss) and Berry Pink (Gloss).
The main technique described in this project involves applying two layers of contrasting paint and then sanding the surface to reveal underlayers of paint and bare wood.
One of the most dramatic things you can do to revitalise your kitchen is to change the look of your kitchen cabinets.
Add interest to your kitchen with two-tone painted cabinets. Painted in a dark and light shade the contrast these cabinets are also given an antique effect.
A trip to the hardware store, a couple pieces of wood and some amazing glue... and you can say hello to organized bliss.
Keep cooking utensils within reach by building a lattice pot rack to hang them from the ceiling.
Build a custom-framed chalkboard to hang in your kitchen, creating a central location for everyone to leave messages, write up menus or keep up with each others' schedules.
Get everything within reach! This spacious, double-level shelving unit pivots in and out effortlessly and allows you to keep clutter out of sight and still within easy reach.
I have always wanted a pole system in my kitchen, but when I went out to buy one recently, not only was it quite pricey but they didn't have the components that I wanted in stock. So..... here we go again. Here's how to make your own pole system for the kitchen countertop.
Add an extension to your existing countertop or worktop to provide more space or add a breakfast bar.
Painting kitchen cabinets is an affordable and fairly easy way of giving your kitchen a face lift. If your kitchen features cabinets stained a dark colour or where the colour has become yellow, a coat of white paint will brighten the look.
Add an extension to your kitchen to add even more countertop space and a place for casual dining - without sacrificing your work surface.
Sort out a messy and cluttered kitchen with an organised pantry or kitchen cabinet. A 4-door pantry cupboard can easily be customised to keep a household organised - as well as to store food.