For many homeowners, the phrase “home improvement project” conjures images of expensive renovations and time-consuming tasks that can interrupt their daily routines for months on end. Then there’s the added stress of working with contractors, schedules, and deadlines. But the truth is, not all home improvement ideas are expensive, time-consuming, or apt for causing stress.
Some home improvement projects can be downright cheap, quick, and easy – and still manage to improve your quality of life and home value just the same. So if you’re looking for some affordable home improvement ideas that you can easily take on this summer, here are five to get you started.
Applying a fresh coat of paint to your interior doors can brighten up the home and make things quickly feel fresher. Paint the cabinets in the kitchen and you’ll transform the look of the space. Or, re-paint the walls in your bedrooms. Painting doesn’t take a lot of time, money, or effort, but it can make a tremendous difference in your home’s overall atmosphere.
Install Crown Molding
Crown molding not only makes a room’s ceiling appear higher, but it also gives the room a more finished look and added character. It’s also affordable to buy and easy to install once the cuts are made. As for the cuts, if you’re not a pro at using a miter-saw, then you can always opt for molding made from polystyrene foam. It’s lightweight, easy to cut using a basic handsaw, and simple to install using just joint compound.
Install Cork Flooring
Replacing worn carpet or old linoleum flooring with cork flooring revitalizes a room and makes it more comfortable – it also makes it more eco-friendly. Cork is soft underfoot and it has excellent insulation properties. It can also help improve the value of your home because it is a type of flooring that is in high demand.
Best of all, cork flooring is easy to install now that it’s available in engineered panels. Just snap them together, no glue or nails required. As for costs, cork flooring costs about $6 per square foot.
Install a Backsplash in the Kitchen
A backsplash makes a kitchen look complete. Today, there is an endless variety of materials you can choose from when attempting to create your own unique kitchen backsplash. You can use peel-and-stick bathroom tiles, decorative tin ceiling squares, beadboard, ceramic tiles, and more.
Install Ceiling Fans
Replacing a room’s ceiling light with a ceiling fan helps to make the room more comfortable and keeps the home more energy efficient, as well. Before swapping out the light for the fan, though, make sure you use a ceiling fan mounting bracket to ensure the weight of the fan’s motor is supported and turn off the electricity before disassembling/connecting any wires. Other than this, installing a ceiling fan is a pretty simple and straightforward job.
Need a Larger Home Improvement Project Performed? Call Thompson Creek Today
If your home improvement plans involve larger projects that you will need help on, like replacing windows or doors, roof repair, or siding and gutter work, then let Thompson Creek’s experts help. We have been performing reliable and highly skilled home improvement projects for more than 35 years.
When you choose Thompson Creek as your contractor, you get the finest materials installed on your home. Want to learn more? Just call the experts at Thompson Creek and get a free estimate for your home improvement projects today.