D.I.Y. Home Improvements You Can Do In A Weekend

With more time spent at home, now is the perfect time to seize the everyday and tackle tasks around the home that you may not have had the time to in the past. From D.I.Y. fence and patio repair tips to how to create your own backyard oasis for your family, Canadian Tire and Yahoo Canada are proud to help Canadians get there by bringing you everything you need for the season

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If you’re looking to update your home, you don’t need a complete overhaul — small jobs both inside and out can be just as fulfilling as big updates. Plus, right now is a better time than ever to tackle jobs around the house and yard so you can enjoy your space even more.

Whether you’re looking to update your space with a trendy accent wall or refresh your kitchen, D.I.Y. projects are a great way to spice up your home without spending huge chunks of money. And while some can be time consuming, there are many small ways to add personal, inspiring touches to your space without spending months doing them.

We’ve rounded up some of our favourite D.I.Y. projects you can do in a weekend — as well as the essential tools you’ll need to make them a reality.

Hang A Gallery Wall

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If you’re looking to spruce up your wall space, a gallery wall is a great way to showcase family photos or art that means something to you — and the best part is that this trendy design can really work in any space, whether it’s in a living room, bedroom or leading down a hallway.

When it comes to creating the gallery wall, mapping out your work before you begin is key to avoid trouble with mis-aligned frames down the road. We suggest using a pencil to very lightly outline where you want to place things. For precise hanging of photos and shelving, we also recommend using a wall laser, like the Mastercraft Torpedo Level, to keep things prof

When it comes time to actually hang your frames, this graphite hammer by Mastercraft offers a balance of weight and strength that's perfect for small projects. The handle offers maximum body strength with an ergonomic grip for added comfort and control. The head also features a convenient magnet to hold nails in place when hammering one-handed. 

Give Your Rooms A Refresh

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When it comes to renovations, washrooms and bedrooms are often an area of your home that get the least attention — but they shouldn’t be! If your bathroom or bedroom is starting to look a little drab, a fresh coat of paint can do wonders — and it’s one of the most cost-effective paint jobs you can do around the house. Painting is also a fun way to get the whole family involved — especially if you decide to paint a child’s room! Letting your kids pick the colour schemes they like for their room will make them feel involved and give them a sense of responsibility — plus, it’s fun to play Mr. or Miss Fix It!

When it comes to paint, you can’t go wrong with Premier Infinity Interior Paint. With numerous colours and finishes, there’s something for everyone. A good set of various size paintbrushes is needed for a clean and crisp paint job — the Premier Paint Brush 3 pack is versatile and durable for various projects.

Update Your Cabinets

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If you’ve been thinking about doing a kitchen update but don’t want to commit to a full-blown renovation, updating the hardware on your kitchen cabinets is an easy and affordable way to give your space a modern refresh. Whether you’re looking for a sleek brushed nickel handle or a quirky vintage knob, we suggest polling the entire family to get an idea of what everyone will love!

This is a basic D.I.Y. job that doesn’t require anything more than a drill. If you’re in the market for a new one, this cordless two-in-one drill and driver accepts a wide range of drill and driver bits to tackle various basic tasks in and outside your home.

Make A Grand Entrance

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If your front hall is overrun with shoes, toys, mail or jackets, adding in some sleek furniture to your entryway is a great way to decrease clutter and increase functionality. Whether you opt for an effortless console table for keys and mail or a bench with added storage, easy-to-assemble furniture can pull together a space nicely.

Not sure if you need a Philips, Square or Slotted screwdriver for the task? Well, this 15-piece set includes hex-shaped blades that can be used with a wrench for increased torque. Each screwdriver features soft textured grips for comfort and control — so you can conquer any job with confidence.

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