The never-ending project. No one wants their house ripped up indefinitely—for what seems like FOREVER. The kitchen project that gets started and never finished. The bathroom that you can’t use for months (or years?). The room with no flooring that you have to wear shoes in. If you’re looking for projects that won’t make your home look like a indefinite road construction zone, we’ve compiled a list that you can have completed in a day(ish)—as long as you do your research and ask for advice first so you’re ready to get started and finished (or you can just call the experts!).
Laminate flooring is a durable, great-looking floating floor, making it the perfect do-it-yourself home project. Use this step-by-step tutorial and video for a smooth laminate floor install, and stock up on flooring (and advice!) that can make a real statement in your home. For a larger space, buy your product in bulk for a volume discount. If you do all your floor prep and get all your tools together in advance, you can have new laminate floors in by dinner time (and an easy clean up if anything falls on the floor!).
Nothing can make a kitchen look as finished as a tile backsplash. Once you’ve chosen the right backsplash, gather all your supplies and get ready for a day’s work. Make sure your work is level and even as you work, and enjoy the beautiful finishing touch when you’re done.
Vinyl luxury plank flooring
For the look of wood without fear of water damage, start researching installing vinyl luxury plank flooring. Like laminate, vinyl plank flooring is a floating floor (and can be purchased in bulk!). Research the installation and your options for underlayment for a wonderful finished product after a full day of work.
Laminate wall accent
Laminate flooring on the wall is one of the newest home trends. Homeowners have capitalized on this trend and created an accent wall in the their basement or bedroom, a contrasting wall feature, or a fireplace surround (if you do this, make sure your project is stunning and safe). Use this video so you know what kind of home project you’re in for, and talk to the experts to get the right laminate floors for your project.
Tile floors look great and are fairly easy to install—if you know what you’re doing. As an added bonus, tile floors can be installed over radiant flooring. As a natural conductor, tiles make any room warm and cozy. You’re going to need the right saw, tiles, and grout for the job—and the patience to wait all day for your new, fantastic looking tile floors.