Sometimes when revamping a space in our homes we overlook one of the most obvious areas that could use improvement. Flooring is something that we notice without really noticing. It can pull an entire room together, or it can dissolve an atmosphere and bring the mood of a space down. When you're looking to spice up your home, or seriously are in need of updated flooring, here are DIY projects for 2017: flooring upgrades ideas.

  • Start with the wood

One of the main aspects that involve houses feeling extra “cozy” is the warmth that the tone of a wooden floor can bring to a room. Some of the easiest ways to install wood floors is by way of floating floors. Unlike the traditional aspects of solid-wood strip installation, floating floor planks are either glued or snapped together allowing the installation process to go far quicker. It's a project that will allow you to lay down flooring and be ready to put furniture on top of it within 48 hours.

  • Paint it out

Some floors are made up of synthetic material that over time fades or loses luster. If this is the case, you may want to explore painting a checkerboard pattern across your floor with muted earthy tones to keep it from being too drastic. Using beiges will warm up cool-toned walls and will be cost efficient compared to refinishing an entire floor or completely installing new flooring altogether.

  • Go vinyl

This will allow you to have a clean and crisp look to your room. The tiles come in a variety of colors and are extremely easy to clean as well as being crack resistant. They're most common in laundry rooms, bathrooms, mudrooms, and foyers as those are the places that are dirtied the quickest typically. Since they come in colors of their own, you can also get creative of the styling of the colors and again opt for a checkerboard pattern instead of sticking to one solid color alone. You'll be able to elevate your space without breaking your budget and keeping the project within the realm of what you yourself can do.

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