Couple in new house choosing color for walls

3 Easy Winter Weekend Projects For The DIYer

Does the winter weather have you stuck inside and itching for something to do? If you’re an avid DIYer, add these weekend projects to your home improvement project plan. Each easy project can be knocked out in a day or two — the ideal solution for that winter weekend boredom. Best of all, your home will look so nice when you’re done, you won’t mind having to spend time indoors!

Grab your paint brush.

Simply painting your walls can do wonders. It’s one of the quickest and easiest ways to give your home a boost, and it’s also affordable. A gallon of paint will cost around $30 on average. For a small bathroom or laundry room, one gallon will do, but for the average-sized TV room, bedroom or kitchen, you will need at least 2 or 3 gallons. Whether you prefer a neutral gray or beige, or want to go bold with Classic Blue, start with a sample to see how the color looks in your space. Once you settle on the best paint color for your walls, stick with a quality brand like Sherwin Williams in a matte finish. With prep work, painting and drying time, you should be able to paint a room or two per day and maybe even the whole house in a weekend (depending on your square footage).

1-17-20 RTA2-Pietra Venata Gray Subway Tile

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Complete your kitchen.

Ready to assemble cabinets are easy to install yourself, and you don’t have to be a DIY expert. The same holds true for a tile backsplash. When you design your own kitchen, you will find a backsplash is the finishing touch on your beautiful new space. Not only stylish, a tile backsplash also serves a purpose. Without one, you are leaving the walls behind your countertops vulnerable to splashes. Tile is durable, easy to clean, and impervious water damage and stains. For tips on how to install a kitchen backsplash yourself, click here, and check out our vast selection of backsplash tile at The RTA Store.

1-17-20 RTA3-Crown Molding and Midtown Dark Shaker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learn how to install crown molding.

It may seem intimidating, but crown molding is worth adding to your home improvement project plan. To learn how to install crown molding, check out this guide and instructional video from DIY Network. You will need the right tools and some basic knowledge of carpentry, but as an avid DIYer, you’ve got this! Crown molding can add character to cookie cutter homes and is a key element in traditional spaces. Not only does it lift your eye to make rooms appear taller, but it also cleans up the line where your walls and ceiling meet. Estimate about 2 hours to complete the project per average-sized room.

 

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, home bar, 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 service.