6 Home Upgrades You Could Tackle In A Weekend

Most of the projects on your home renovation checklist are probably pretty lofty. Maybe you have big plans for putting a pool in your backyard or installing a frameless shower in your master bath. While all of those things will happen in time, there are few items you can probably check off your list right now. Here are six home upgrades that you could tackle in a weekend. Who’s ready to DIY?!

1. Install new backsplash tile in your kitchen.

If your kitchen is in need of a pick-me-up, there are a few minor adjustments you can make to freshen up the room. One is installing new backsplash tile. This is a home improvement project you can definitely take on yourself. Start by browsing the different backsplash tile options from The RTA Store and find one that will complement your kitchen’s current theme. You’ll find that many varieties come pre-assembled on mesh backing, so all you have to do is follow a few simple instructions to prep your wall and install the new tile.

2. Add a fresh coat of paint.

Another simple way to spruce things up is to give your walls a fresh coat of paint. Whether in the kitchen or any other room on your home renovation checklist, painting is an easy but effective upgrade. Just make sure that you take proper precautions when painting any room by yourself. Use painter’s tape to protect the edges of countertops, cabinets, and framing. If you’re painting over any surfaces, drape a drop cloth over the area to protect it from drips or spills.

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3. Replace the hardware on your kitchen cabinets or bathroom vanities.

If your cabinets are in good condition but you feel like a change, swapping out your hardware is a good option. Shiny new pulls and knobs to open your doors and drawers is the perfect compromise until you’re ready to replace your cabinets completely. You’ll be surprised how much this tiny detail improves the look of your kitchen cabinets and bathroom vanities.

4. Give your home some curb appeal.

Coming home is the best feeling — especially after a long day. Take your home’s exterior to the next level by adding a little curb appeal. From planting some flowers to painting your front door, there are plenty of ways to make your welcome home even more wonderful. This weekend, give the entrance to your house a little TLC and reap the benefits every time you pull in the driveway.

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5. Install a new faucet in your kitchen or bathroom.

Is that polished chrome faucet looking a little less shiny than it used to? Do you notice a slight drip or drop whenever the house gets quiet? It might be time to replace the faucet in your kitchen or bathroom sink. While any plumbing project might sound super complicated, this is one that doesn’t require a lot of skill. Just make sure you match your sink’s current configuration and follow the simple instructions.

6. Add molding to your ceilings or walls.

Have you ever noticed a room with molding just seems a little more finished? Molding doesn’t have to be an elaborate endeavor that you hire a professional for. From individual pieces and frames to complete molding kits with pre-applied adhesive, adding molding or installing a wall treatment is now as easy as placing an order online.


At The RTA Store we help make your dream home a reality with RTA (Ready To Assemble) and Pre-Assembled cabinets and accessories. Whether it’s your kitchen bathroom, laundry room, home office, bar room or TV room, we offer the same (if not better) quality you would find at any retail store, but for a fraction of the price. Stop by our website or give us a call and let us make your dreams come true with the help of our free room design tool!