I am so glad this can be done! And for you naysayers, units with carpet are often significantly cheaper, and finding an apartment is just like a house - you often don't find every single requirement on your list. I'm moving into a building that has a variety of floors (wood, stained concrete, carpet) in the units. My unit is close to $100 less per month because it has carpet. The carpet is newer, but it's grey and my entire house is furnished in tan colors. My options: buying all new furniture/decorations v. paying an extra $100/month for 12+ months v. $500 to install laminate.
Covering Up Ugly Rental Apartment Carpeting With Laminate Flooring
|9/16/12 6:51 AM|
Yes, it looks great!!! The pink counters look intentional, I love the cupboards!
Is This Backsplash Makeover Worth the Effort?
|10/22/10 4:29 PM|
Of everywhere I've been, Downtown Detroit is the best urban-living value in the world. It's cheap, safe (seriously), clean, full of beautiful old buildings and parks, and packed with restaurants, bars, and music venues. Thank you, Blake, for reminding AT readers that Detroit is more than just an abandoned train station.
Blakes's Guide to Downtown Detroit
|10/15/10 6:40 PM|
I agree that some art is worth the cost of custom framining. I am not convinced, however, that a clerk at Michael's will do an appreciably better job than I can at home. I use a carpenter's square, a box cutter (with sharper blades, but not new for every cut), and an old piece of mat board for a pad. I've framed dozens of prints (usually from the 75% off section of Art.com or old calendars) that way and I think they look fine.
DIY Framing: How To: Cut a Mat
|10/14/10 5:15 PM|