4 Weekend Kitchen Upgrades

A brighter, more user-friendly kitchen is just four weekends away.

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Hammer
  • Tape measure
  • Caulk gun
  • 4-in-1 screwdriver
  • Drill/driver, cordless
  • Drill bit set
  • Framing square
  • Voltage tester
  • Stepladder
  • Nut driver
  • Punch
  • Slip joint pliers
  • Utility knife
  • Wire stripper/cutter
  • Wrench set

Fine-tooth saw, disposer wrench, plumb bob, leather gloves, flexible putty knife

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Silicone
  • Rosin paper
  • Paper drywall tape
  • Sandpaper, 80-grit
  • Cobalt drill bit, 1/4-in.
  • Tub and tile caulk
  • Wood filler, hardening type
  • 1/4-in. glass shelves
  • Shelf pins, sleeves and rubber pads
  • Note: For sink materials, see “Sink and faucet supplies” above