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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Halloween Ideas

It's Fall, Y'all!

But it's different this year, isn't it? Trick or treating will involve social distancing, tables set up in driveways with small bags of candy for pickup, no big costume parties for adults. It may not be the same, but it will still be fun. 
  
Here are some ideas for celebrating Halloween:
~~ Many neighborhoods are doing traditional trick or treating. If you want to participate, porch light is on, if you don't porch light off. You can also tie a large ribbon, ghost, witch, goblin, or welcome sign on your mailbox.
 
~~Leave individual bags of candy on a table close to your front porch.

~~ Put candy in individual containers like paper cups or plastic/cellophane bags and line the cups or bags along your sidewalk or porch for kids in the neighborhood to safely take.

~~Set up a table to stand behind (wear a mask) and hand out candy using tongs or big spoons.

~~If your subdivision is golf cart friendly, do  a "witches ride" -- 
the adults dress up like witches (or warlocks) and ride around on golf carts throwing candy at the kids.
  
~~If your kids are going trick-or-treating, travel only with your household members (wearing face covering and gloves), be sure to maintain 6 feet of social distance from others, and make interactions brief with others outside your household. Maintain a safe distance from other families. Pack a travel bottle of hand sanitizer.
  
~~Many subdivisions have specific starting and ending times for trick or treating this year.

~~ Neighborhoods are having Halloween house decorating contests.

 ~~Instead of carving your pumpkin, paint it. 
PRO TIP use a spray sealer first, then start painting once the sealer has dried.

~~And an important reminder: many of the Halloween treats you purchase are highly toxic to dogs, especially chocolate and sugar free gum and candy with xylitol. Be sure to keep them out of reach of your pets. Be particularly alert when you are walking your dog since many homes will have candy offerings outside.
 

Fall Decorating Idea
Fill lanterns or tall glass hurricanes with pillar candles surrounded by acorns or candy corn to easily create a charming display.
  






Remember The Troops This Holiday Season
Sending holiday packages to our military personnel serving around the world is a great family project.  Some things to include in your package include:
  • $25 VISA and M/C gift cards (gives them maximum flexibility for WIFI, etc.)
  • Personal hygiene items (unscented whenever possible)
    • Wet wipes, individually wrapped
    • Disposable razors 
    • Chap sticks
    • Body wash, lotion, face wash, mouth wash, deodorant, Q-tips, shampoo, conditioner
    • Foot powder
  • Magazines (clean content)
  • Fun posters and calendars
  • AA and AAA batteries
  • 3M sticky wall hooks
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Beef jerky
  • Hard candy, candy bars, gum
  • Protein bars
  • Tins and packets of flavored coffee and cappuccino
  • Breath mints 
Look for organizations like Any Soldier, Support Our Troops, and Operation Gratitude. Be sure to include a card or letter and a family photo so they know who made the care package.
 
What's New At Enhance
Countertops with brushed finishes. What is a brushed finish? A satin finish, with a soft and smooth feel and a low luster surface. 








BRUSHED
Polished finishes are still available, with the traditional reflective surface you are familiar with.

POLISHED
  
I Was FLOORED By Enhance
Nancy in Roswell recognized our "very helpful staff. Easy to work with. Took a good amount of time looking at different options for me, explaining pros and cons of each." Thank you, Nancy. We hope you are enjoying your new luxury vinyl floor. Our goal is to ask the right questions so we can recommend the best floor for your situation and budget.
  
How Much Does It Cost?
And while on the subject of budget - there is a big price range in LVP prices. Quality, thickness, design, embossing, length, there are many different reasons why a product costs what it does. We have LVP starting in the low $4s with basic installation all the way up to the high $8s installed. If your kitchen/breakfast room is 300 square feet, you can expect to pay anywhere between $2000 to $3300 installed. If you have room measurements, we can ballpark pricing for you on the products you are considering, so that you do not fall in love with something that is beyond your budget.

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Smart Ideas For Updating Your Home


Maybe you thought about buying a new house, looked around some, found nothing you liked, and decided to stay put. Now you are thinking about updating your home to make it just right. Here are some great ideas from realtor.com, with the current pandemic in mind:

Upgrade your outdoor space

Most of us are suffering from an acute case of cabin fever these days. It's little wonder that outdoor space has become more important than ever to prospective buyers.

"Even pools are becoming more popular in areas where they weren't before," says Bill Walker, chief operating officer of Kukun, a web resource for home improvements.

That doesn't mean you need to splurge on a new in-ground pool; even a minor landscaping refresh can make a big difference and increase curb appeal. Depending on your budget and your neighborhood, you might also consider adding an in-ground fire pit or outdoor kitchen to maximize your outdoor space.

You can also "get a low-cost outdoor heater and area rug to use the space as an outdoor living room," says Francie Malina, a real estate agent in New York's Westchester County

Create a functional home office or classroom

Many workers aren't heading back to the office until 2021 or even later, which means home office space is at a premium, along with space for kids to log in to their virtual classrooms.

"People need a dedicated space for multiple people to be able to be on calls at the same time," says Walker, who currently works at home alongside his wife, and his kids attending school virtually. "It definitely creates challenges when we all need to be on calls and need space to work.

"Using a guest bedroom as a home office or classroom is a good idea," Walker says. Use versatile furniture pieces - for example, a sleeper sofa.  Most of us host guests in our guest rooms for less than a month per year, and probably even less during the pandemic.


Add separation of space

Since the pandemic, open floor plans are not proving to be functional and may be on the way out.  "Open floor plans are losing a bit of luster," Malina says. "Homeowners are looking for distinct spaces for family members to work or study."  

If your space isn't well-segmented, you may want to create separate spaces by adding barn doors or pocket doors -- or even room dividers for a quick and easy solution.

Having distinct rooms helps to minimize volume from other people's activities, and can also create a different feeling in each part of the house.

"As people are spending more time at home, they want rooms to feel like different environments so they don't feel stuck inside," Walker says.

Add space for a home gym

Many people are forgoing the gym during the pandemic, preferring to work up a sweat from home to minimize risks of coronavirus transmission. That means people are looking for space to house gym equipment, from yoga mats to treadmills and stationary bikes.

Your home may not have the space for a fully equipped home gym, but you can still carve out a corner for your Peloton and weights.

Give your in-law suite a makeover

If you have a basement, an in-law suite is great for multigenerational households, or people looking for a potential source of rental income. 

"With people bringing elderly family members home, [additional dwelling units] are a good option, especially if there is a kitchen and bathroom," Walker says. "Even if this space isn't used for personal reasons, it can be an investment property.

~~Spruce up the laundry room

Concerns about cleanliness and hygiene have been at an all-time high during the pandemic, which means "laundry rooms are more important than pre-COVID," Malina says.

People are doing laundry more often after running errands, and many of us have become more diligent about washing our bed linens. Plus, who couldn't use more room for ironing, folding, and hang-drying clothes?

"Having a dedicated space to do laundry is a wonderful luxury, and buyers often want the space to be beautiful like the rest of their homes," Malina says.

Meet with and Enhance Floors Design Consultant and learn more smart ways to make your dream home a reality.

What's New At Enhance

You already know that luxury vinyl wood-look planks have been the "it" floor for years.  Tile and stone looks in luxury vinyl are now super popular as well. These floors are waterproof, so they are perfect for kitchens, bathrooms, and sunrooms. LVT is not cold, hard and loud, does not need grout, and comes in at a lower price point than real tile and stone.   Be sure you take a look at COREtec Stone, Armstrong Alterna and Alterna Reserve, and Pergo Tile Options. Come in and learn more about these great looking floors today.

Design Tip       

Trick or treating will be very different this year. Many homeowners are creating outdoor displays using  hay bales, pumpkins, skeletons, scarecrows. Google "outdoor Halloween displays" for even more ideas.  

Here's a fun and safe family event: a Halloween scavenger hunt through the neighborhood.  Give children a list of things to look for while looking at Halloween decorations from a distance. This can be done during the day (no darkness required!) or by car. You can then have a few treats ready for the kids when they get back to the house with their completed lists.

How Much Does It Cost

We have a client that finally (her words) finished her basement. She has it set up as a big great room, two guest bedrooms, and a full bath. She chose a wood look LVP for the flooring. We installed 1060 sq. ft. for just shy of $9000. We had to do a good bit of floor prep and levelling on this installation. (Basements slabs are notorious for not being smooth and flat.) No worries, we know what needs to be done to get the subfloor ready for your new floor.  



I Was FLOORED By Enhance

Julie in Atlanta writes "I love my carpet! I give Enhance an A+. We were pleased. All of their workers were very professional, and we had no problems." Thank you, Julie. You were a pleasure to work with.  Enjoy your new carpet!

Monday, September 28, 2020

Got A House? Things You Need To Know

Remnant Pieces
Remnants are small pieces leftover from jobs, not big enough to use for a large area, but big enough to hold on to. This week we have a lot of small topics to cover. Hope you enjoy these remnants!
  
It's Crazy Out There
The real estate market is hot right now. Here is some current information from some of our favorite realtors:
  
"This is the lowest inventory of homes on the market I have ever seen! If you are considering selling, there has not been a better time in recent history... It is an overwhelmingly strong market, but the house must be ready to go. Mediocre homes are not selling quickly. Houses that are presented well are flying off the shelves."
--Mona ElGomayel, Keller Williams https://monasellsrealestate.com/
  
"2020 has proven to be an unusual year and the Atlanta real estate market is no exception. With the pandemic gaining strength early this year, the usually strong spring market was delayed. Still decent, but the big sales months came in June and July this year (instead of the traditional big bump in April and May). 2020 continues to be a sellers market, with more buyer demand than houses available for sale. The current historically low mortgage interest rate is almost certainly fueling this high demand. A buyer with good credit can lock in a 30-year fixed mortgage for less than 3%. That's good news for buyers and sellers!"
--Kim Kell Stinson, Berkshire Hathaway Georgia Properties Here's the link: https://kimstinson.bhhsgeorgia.com/
  
"Despite the recent impacts to small businesses, home values in Georgia have increased tremendously and are on pace to rise even more so in the next year. Interest rates are low and so is the supply of homes. This creates an uptick in prices and competitive bidding wars. It's a great time to sell and take advantage of the market, but also a great time to buy and take advantage of the great interest rates.  If homes are priced correctly, they are flying "as is". If the house needs significant updating, the price simply needs to match to reflect the current state of the home. It's important to look at some of these details when pulling comps to price the home: age of the home, roof,  HVAC; the floor plan; is the kitchen and master bath updated or not.  All play a role in the price, much like the square footage and school system."
--Arthur Valdez, www.AgentDawg.com
 
"There has never been a better time to buy or sell! Buyers are taking advantage of record low interest rates from 2.5%, and sellers are excited about low turnaround time because of the lack of inventory, especially in the $200,000 - $400,000 range. The market has certainly not followed the traditional trend of dropping off once school started. This year has proven to be unique in every way!"
--Gina Ann Riggs, www.AnsleyAtlanta.com/agents/gina-ann-riggs 
  
"We are definitely in a sellers market. Interest rates remain at an all-time low and housing inventory is low as well, often resulting in bidding wars. Homes that are priced correctly are selling within days. However, unless it's an investor, most people want move-in ready or only minor repairs."
--Laura Presley, Virtual Properties Realty  
https://virtualpropertiesrealty.com/?aios_agent=laura-presley-2
  
"Under $300K is moving quicker than ever. $500K+ is also selling well, but is a little slower and there aren't many multiple offer situations. Homes under 200K are selling like crazy regardless of condition."
--Dale Carnegie, Trend Atlanta Realty
 https://www.trendatlanta.com/1/Trend-Agents
 
Come in today and meet with an Enhance Design Consultant and get started on what you need to do to get your house ready to put on the market.  We can help you make smart choices with a big pay off.
 
White Oak vs Red Oak

When choosing between red oak and white oak flooring, there are some key features and factors to keep in mind:
 
~~Color Difference: To some, the color difference is hard to discern, to others it is really noticeable.  Here's how you can visually tell red oak and white oak flooring apart.  Red oak has a subtle pink undertone, white oak has a browner and often green/yellow tint. And when you stain each, the shades can be very different depending on the stain color selected. The darker the stain, the less you can see the pink or yellow undertones -- but with lighter stains, you can still see a red oak's pinkish hue. 
 
PRO TIP: If you already have oak hardwood floors in your home and need to extend it into an adjacent room, you need to match the existing white or red oak for color and stain consistency.
 
~~Graining: If you appreciate a strong wood grain pattern, you're going to love red oak flooring. Red oak has much stronger graining than white oak, which appears smoother. Overall, the strong graining of red oak also helps hide scratches and dents that may occur, which is perfect for busy households and homes with kids and pets. There are two more noticeable differences in red oak vs. white oak graining. Red oak displays many more rays (groupings of cells in a row), whereas white oak tends to have more mineral streaks that give the floor more character.
 
~~Hardness Level: White oak flooring is slightly harder than red oak. The Janka hardness scale lists white oak at 1360 and red oak at 1290. While it may seem like an easy decision to choose the harder density of white oak, the difference is slight, so there's no need to make your decision based on hardness.  
  
It's Fall Y'all!
It's time to change out your pastel rugs, pillows, and throws for richer deeper colors.  Gold, burgundy, and eggplant are all colors that are evocative of the coming season.  Black and white plaid is very on trend this fall.
 
Need a new rug for a quick update?  We have some beautiful rugs in stock and ready for you to take home. Or are you having a hard time finding the right rug? Come see our brand new custom rug line from Nourison Industries - beautiful wool and wool blend carpets that are gorgeous!
 
Fun Fact
Forsyth County (Cumming) ranks as the top "Work from Home" county in the United States, according to a new report from the National Association of Realtors®,  measuring several factors of increasing relevance amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The NAR looked at factors including the current share of workers already working from home, internet connectivity, the percentage of workers in office-related jobs, home affordability, urbanization, and a county's population growth.
 
Want A Roomba
Don't buy one, win one! How? It's easy: all you need to do is write a review of your shopping and installation experience with Enhance Floors on Google, Yelp, BBB, or Facebook. Send us a quick email (enhancefloors@cs.com) to make sure we know you wrote it, and you will be entered in our next drawing. Not only are you helping others know about your experience, you could also win a Roomba!
 
Pad's No Fad
There are four main types of carpet pad: rebond foam, urethane (frothed or densified), rubber cushion, and fiber pad. The type of pad recommended will vary for different situations. 
 Think of the pad as the shock absorber of your carpet. The better the pad, the longer before the carpet begins to show wear.  You don't have to replace your pad when you are getting new carpet, but your product warranty is usually made void. People also replace their pad for hygiene reasons.  Our standard (included in our installed price) pad is a 7/16" 8 lb. rebond pad. Pad upgrades are also available. Be sure to ask your Design Consultant to show you samples of a variety of pads so that you are making an informed decision.

Chicken or Egg?
Almost every client asks if they should paint first or install their new floor. For hard surface flooring, you can certainly do your floors first. A reputable painter will not have any problems protecting and not damaging your brand-new floors. By doing the painting last, you don't have to worry about touch-up painting, painting your primed shoemold, etc.  However, if you are installing new carpet, most people paint first. Do be aware that no matter how careful we are, there will be some touch-up painting required after installation.
 
PRO TIP: Don't paint and then try to find the perfect floor color.  There are thousands and thousands of paint color choices, but nowhere near that many flooring color choices.  Make both decisions at the same time so you do not give yourself a much harder task when choosing your new floor.
 
Tired of Your Kitchen
But don't want to do a full gut and reno? Replace your countertops!

In one afternoon, you can have brand new quartz or stone (granite, marble) countertops installed in your kitchen.  Expect to spend a minimum of $4000 for a medium sized kitchen, including installation of one slab, a new sink and the necessary plumbing.  Our best-selling countertops are all lighter colors.  And if you want Carrara marble (super popular!) definitely consider quartz - stain resistant, never needs sealing, and most people can't tell the difference between quartz and the real thing. Yes, the visuals are that good!

Thursday, September 3, 2020

What To Look For This Fall

It's been a really strange year, hasn't it? Everything keeps changing. Take out or dine in? School or no school? Get a test or self-quarantine? The only constants are the four basic rules:

--wash your hands, a lot

--social distance 6 feet

--wear a mask

--if you're sick, stay home

Another constant is the changing of the seasons. Fall is fast approaching. Fall is all about outdoor activities like family time around the firepit, hiking, picking apples, picnics - so many fun and safe things you can do outside.

As the days get shorter and the weather cools, we will also be spending even more time inside our homes. We have already been cooped up inside a lot, and most of us are tired of what we're seeing.
  
We recently did a quick unscientific poll, with very interesting results. Here's the survey question:

If you were given $10,000 that you had to spend on one category only for the interior of your home, would you spend it on:
Furniture
Painting
Flooring
Countertops
Electronics
Bedding, Mattresses
Bathroom Redo
Appliances
Kitchen Reno
Windows, Window Treatments
 

Here are the results: Bathroom redo was tops with 78 votes. Flooring was next with 60. These two categories won by a landslide. Then painting with 24, kitchen reno with 19, and furniture with 18. There were also votes for countertops and appliances, which are part of a kitchen redo. (NOTE: Keeping a full kitchen and/or bathroom gut and renovation to $10K is probably not possible in anything other than the smallest of kitchens and baths.)
  
This quick survey tells us that we are (hopefully) going to be pretty busy this fall. Floors are on many To Do lists. But it's not going to be as easy as in years past. We are getting price increase notices from our vendors, for a variety of reasons: tariffs on Chinese imports, high demand leading to low supply, manufacturers facing higher raw material, labor, and freight costs. We are also encountering numerous back orders. Imported products have been delayed and many shipping departments are short staffed, so it is taking longer to get product out for delivery. Most manufacturing plants are not working at full capacity. Sadly, you do need to be aware, and understanding, that some things may be extremely hard to get right now and may delay the start of your project or the completion.
 
Everyone is working really hard and doing the best they can in this "new normal." We appreciate your patience and understanding. We are all in this together!
  
Not Exactly Free Money, But
You may still be thinking about our survey question and wonder how you could get that $10K to spend on your home. We can't hook you up with that deal, but we do have a great financing offer available until September 15. 18-month interest free financing is available on installed purchases of Mohawk products - carpet, hardwoods, laminate, and LVP. Only a $2,500 minimum purchase is required. Long term no interest financing is a great way to get your new floor today and get extended time to pay. You can get prequalified now on our website: Convenient Financing Options
  
How Much Does It Cost?
This client took advantage of the 18-month financing offer and had a great looking Mohawk laminate installed in their living room, dining room, kitchen, hall, and powder room. 560 square feet, fully installed for $4700. Their monthly payment is only $262. That's in the budget, right?  If so,give us a call and get your project started.  The financing offer ends September 15.
  
Design Tip
Got a blank wall that you need to cover? Try something different from the usual prints and paintings. Look for a handmade piece of textile art to hang as the focal point. Macramé is big right now, as well as decorative fabric wall hangings. For a really original result, you could also get a statement rug with a bold graphic pattern, not to be used on floor but to be placed on the wall.
  
Take A Look
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Instead of us telling you how great our installations look, why not check them out for yourself? We post pictures almost every day of our installations on Facebook Instagram , and Pinterest. Follow us and get inspiration for how gorgeous your home can look with beautiful new floors!

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

What Lies Beneath



All About Subfloors
At some point while you are shopping for floors, you will be asked what your subfloor is. Hopefully early in the process, before you fall in a love with a floor that is impractical for your installation. Why? you may wonder. Why do we care? What has that got to do with the kind of floor you want?  Actually, your subfloor has a LOT to do with what kind of floor you get.

What Is A Subfloor?
The subfloor is the lowest structural layer beneath the finished flooring, the solid material under your floor covering. The subfloor holds up everything in your house - walls, cabinets, furniture, the piano, people - everything! All houses have subfloors.
  
There are two basic types of subfloor. The first is a cement (concrete) slab. A slab foundation is made of concrete that is typically 4"-6" thick. The concrete slab is often placed on a layer of sand for drainage or to act as a cushion. Houses built on a slab lack crawlspaces, and there is no space underneath the slab. Footings and other load-bearing elements are added to the slab. The unit works together to anchor the house, and the exterior walls and interior load-bearing walls rest on the slab. If you have a basement, the subfloor is almost certainly a slab. Slab subfloors can be below grade or on grade. Flooring is almost always installed directly on the slab.
  
Fun Fact: Few Steps! Slab homes are built closer to the ground than homes with basements or crawl spaces, thus reducing the number of steps required to enter the home. Easy access is advantageous for those who are less physically able.

If your home does not have a slab foundation, the other option is over a crawl space. A crawl space is essentially a hollow area under the floors between the ground and the first floor. It's usually roughly 1 foot to 3 feet high - just high enough for someone to enter by crawling, as its name implies (low ceilings!)  If you have a crawl space, proper ventilation is essential to prevent moisture from moving from the ground up through cracks in the plywood into the home. Moisture in a crawl space is not good - for both the structural integrity of your house as well as your health.

Floor joists are installed over the crawl space and support the weight of the building, absorb impacts on the floor, and create structural support so that the floor will be stable and secure. Joists are used to frame the upper levels of the home and are made of engineered, laminated wood or dimensional lumber. All houses not on a slab have joists.

A wooden subfloor is attached to the joists to create a flat solid surface for the finished flooring to rest on. Typically, a subfloor is made of plywood or oriented strand board (OSB) panels.
  
Still with us? You need to know what your subfloor is before you start shopping for hardwood flooring in particular. Carpet, laminate, tile, and luxury vinyl can be installed over all types of subfloors. Solid wood floors can only be installed on a cement slab if special and expensive installation techniques are followed. Hardwood flooring should not be installed over particleboard, waferboard, pressed wood, or fiberboard. All wooden subfloors, especially OSB, must be of a certain thickness and in excellent condition in order to properly support the new wood floor.
 
Your subfloor is the base, the very "foundation" of your flooring. If the subfloor isn't right, nothing that comes after it is going to be right.
 
Now Let's Talk About Floor Prep
Floor prep is the work that is required to make your subfloor flat, clean, dry, and structurally sound prior to the installation of your new floors. Besides being necessary to make the new floor look and feel good, floor prep is also required in order to meet the manufacturer's guidelines to issue a warranty.
  
When we come to your home to measure, we must assess the potential floor prep and leveling that will be needed for your installation. Floor prep is the most difficult of all costs to estimate because your subflooring is typically covered by existing flooring that must be removed. Sometimes when your existing floor coverings are removed, your subflooring is found to be damaged (example, a section of plywood is water damaged) and must be repaired or replaced prior to the installation of the new flooring. This is a structural problem that must be corrected prior to the installation of your new floor.
  
For most hard surface floor coverings, the subfloor must be level to within 3/16" over a 10' span.   When the subfloor is covered with carpeting and padding, it is impossible to measure how level the subfloor is. Carpet and pad also hide if a subfloor is clean, smooth, and/or dry.  


Please be aware that many builders do not prepare the subfloor to meet these specifications.  Subfloors that the builder makes  "carpet ready" are rarely hard surface ready, particularly in basements (the basement slab is rarely in good shape.) In older homes, the house has almost certainly settled and sagged, which must be corrected.
  
When you are having carpet installed, we do not have to be as concerned about how level the floor is, but we do need to replace any damaged subfloor before installing the new carpet. This is also the time to minimize any squeaks in the subfloor.
  
Floor prep is usually not included in your estimate for new flooring and can't be priced in the store. We can give you a guesstimate during your in-home measure, so you have an idea what to expect. Please know that floor prep is not a profit center for our company or our installers. At all times we strive to be fair with our clients and only seek to make sure that we and our installers are compensated for the time, materials, knowledge and expertise in knowing the best way to achieve the required results. We have been installing floors for over 35 years and every year install approximately 500,000 square feet of hard surface flooring and even more square feet of carpet.
 
Hopefully this honest information will help you know what to expect
as you shop for your new flooring purchase, and what will need to be done to give you the beautiful floor that will perform and look great for years and years!

Design Tip
Are your kids virtual learning? Designate a specific room for homeschooling. It allows you to have everything easily accessible in one place. Some ideas:

~~Add a blackboard the easy way -s tick it on with innovative chalkboard wall stickers or adhesive paper. Both can be easily repositioned or removed as necessary.

~~Give your students living things to tend to such as plants and/or fish for hands-on biology.
  
~~Create a cozy nook with bean bag chairs and a fun, colorful area rug. This is an awesome space to read books and complete assignments, to do work on a tablet or laptop, to study, or to brainstorm.
 
~~Make your walls work for you - hang up helpful educational charts of math facts and parts of speech, laminated U.S. and world maps, an interactive clock, magnetic white boards with letters for spelling, numbers for calculating, and words for forming sentences and short poems.

~~Invest in bookshelves and equip them with baskets and/or bins to keep supplies contained. 

~~Use storage bins on wheels.

~~Hang up over-the-door plastic shoe hangers. The pockets are perfect for storing flashcards, stickers, pencils, pens, and highlighters, calculators, sticky notes, scissors, rulers, and more.

Don't Be Surprised
It's always exciting to begin a home improvement project, but here's a cautionary note. You may encounter product scarcity and back order situations. We are already hearing about an extreme shortage of pressure treated lumber, kitchen appliances, some flooring styles, the list goes on and on.

Products that are imported from China are facing delays as the supply chain totally shut down and is only now beginning to resume. Some shipping departments are short staffed, so it is taking longer to get product out for delivery, as well as manufacturing plants that are not working at full capacity. Sadly, you do need to be aware, and understanding, that some things may be very hard to get right now and may delay the start of your project or the completion.
  
How Much Does It Cost?
We just installed laminate in a home in Kennesaw - almost 1000 square feet, in the kitchen, living room, dining room, master bedroom, foyer, hall, master and guest bathrooms (yes, you can install "waterproof" laminates in bathrooms!) and utility room for $6800, including the required floor prep. And the best part - our client was replacing the floors prior to putting the house on the market, listed the home on July 10, and closed 30 days later with a sales price $10,000 over the asking price. We know it was the floors!

I Was FLOORED By Enhance
Susan in Canton writes:
"We could not be happier about our experience with Enhance Floors & More. I can't say enough about the installers; courteous hard workers who left the house looking like they'd never been there!"
Thank you, Susan. The new window treatments you ordered with your Decorating Dollars will be here next week. Please send us pics of your completed project!