If you want an instant lawn, sod's the only way to go. First, prepare your soil with lime and fertilizer, just as you would for a seeded lawn. Lay the strips of sod in a staggered pattern so that the joints overlap. Make sure the seams are tight so that when the roots knit, the seams will be invisible. Make sure you roll it all out in one day. Even overnight, rolled sod will burn yellow. Keep your new lawn well watered for several weeks until new roots have penetrated the soil.
Masking tape can serve as temporary pulls on new cabinet doors so you can open them without digging fingernails into a fresh finish. Make a tab and stick the other end over the door top onto the back. Tape can also be used as an edge protector for tool edges, or as a quick clamp for edge splinters that need to be glued down. It’s also handy for marking locations for furniture hardware.