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6 Easy DIY Projects Around the Home

Posted on February 13th, 2015 by

Home improvement projects don’t need to cost an arm and a leg if you do the work yourself. Each of these upgrades will take less than an afternoon to complete, but you’ll be enjoying the benefits for years to come. If you’re feeling a little crafty, try these 6 DIY home projects furnished by San Diego Unique Flooring.

1. Install beadboard in a room
Do you have a boring office or powder room that you’d like to spruce up? Then consider installing beadboard. The material is inexpensive, but creates a sophisticated look. For even more pizazz, paint the remaining wall a bold color to offset the new beadboard.

2. Create your own custom closet
Take a look at your closet. Odds are, there are gaps of unused space at the bottom and at the top. You can really make use of those areas by installing custom closet storage systems. They’re available in a wide variety of styles, sizes, and price points.

3. Replace flooring
Whether you’re sick of that dated linoleum or just ready to put in real wood flooring in place of the laminate, replacing flooring is easy enough. If you know someone who has done it before, request their assistance, otherwise just go slow and follow directions to avoid frustrating mistakes.

4. New Toilets
Most people don’t realize how inefficient their old toilets are. New models flush better, quieter, and save water at the same time, making them far more environmentally friendly than older models.

5. Hang shelves
If you find that you just don’t have enough space for your knick-knacks, then wall shelves are what you need. Just make sure that screws are driven into studs if you plan on putting anything heavy on the shelf.

6. Paint your doors
The doors in your home take quite a beating, so it doesn’t take long before they can look a little drab. Spruce yours up with a can of spray paint. Choose a bold color for your outside doors, and consider muted, but interesting colors like grays and sage for interior doors.

7. Update light fixtures
Light fixtures are generally ignored until they break. However, a bold piece can add a lot of personality to a room. If you’d like to save some money on your energy bill in the summer, consider swapping out a standard light fixture for a ceiling fan.

If you’re too worried to do big DIY projects yourself, like changing the flooring in your home, leave it to the experts at Unique Flooring in Oceanside, CA. We also offer a wide variety of flooring options, from Mohawk carpet to porcelain tile, and can help you find the right flooring to fit your needs and budget. Request a free consultation or call us at (760) 945-0010 to speak with a trusted flooring expert.

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