Design in Time: Quick, Weekend Home Improvement Projects

In today’s fast-moving, highly scheduled society, it seems there are never enough hours in the day. And for homeowners who are trying to improve and add value to their home, a lengthy remodeling project may deter them from taking it on. But there are some projects that won’t take months to complete.

In fact, there are some that can be done in a few hours or over a weekend. Here are five easy projects that can improve your home’s look, feel and even value.

  1. New paint: A fresh coat of paint is one of the cheapest, quickest and easiest home improvements. It can liven up a tired room and will freshen up your home and make it more comfortable. But before you slap a coat of paint on the walls, make sure to bring home samples so you know what looks good. Variables such as natural light and furniture affect the way a color will look.

  2. Install crown molding: Always a classy edition to any home, crown molding can be installed very quickly and will add instant elegance to any room.

  3. New window treatments: Whether it’s new blinds or curtains, new window treatments change how the light enters a room, thus creating a new look and feel. Colored curtains can also add a nice accent color to complement the walls and furniture in a given room.

  4. Improve your lighting: Nothing can liven up a room more than the right kind of lighting. Consider buying colored lamps or re-arranging your current lighting scheme. Experiment with various combinations until you find what works for you – keep in mind task, accent, and ambient sources. And, if you’re looking for an eco-friendly option, consider switching your incandescent bulbs to compact fluorescent bulbs. These bulbs last much longer than incandescent bulbs and will also help you save on energy costs over the lifetime of the bulb.

  5. Install new hardwood floors: Many of today’s hardwood floors are pre-finished, meaning you don’t need to spend time sanding and staining your hardwood floors.

So whether you have two hours or two days, there are some inexpensive, easy home improvement projects that can improve the look, feel and value of your home without having to do a complete remodel.

Lumber Liquidators, the nation’s leading specialty retailer of hardwood flooring, offers numerous options when it comes to pre-finished hardwood floors. And, Lumber Liquidators’ flooring experts are always on hand to lend their expertise whether it’s helping with selection or installation. Finally, www.lumberliquidators.com offers installation tips and advice with Flooring 101.

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Lumber Liquidators has the largest inventory of hardwood flooring in the United States. We offer incredible deals on solid hardwood flooring starting at $.89 a square foot. Our inventory includes Bellawood prefinished flooring with a 100 year warranty- the best in the industry, Morning Star Bamboo Flooring with a 30 year warranty and Virginia Mill Works Handscraped Rustic Flooring. Lumber Liquidators offers solid and engineered hardwood floors in domestic species and hard to find exotics such as Bolivian Rosewood, Birdseye Maple, and Brazilian Cherry. At Lumber Liquidators you get More Floor for Less $$$. Visit us online at www.lumberliquidators.com, by phone at 1-800-HARDWOOD or visit any of our over 160 Nationwide store locations. Catalogs and samples are available. No one else has hardwood flooring for less.

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