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DECEMBER 5, 2021
  Time spent at home during the COVID-19 pandemic had many
Americans tackling the home improvement project they had been dreaming of. The top reason Americans haven’t completed their pandemic project is because it takes too much time, according to a survey conducted by Delta Faucet. Nearly 50% of people in the study think they need a professional to cross the fin- ish line.
Home improvement ex- perts Mike and Hannah Maio- rano of Monarch Homes in Indianapolis, Indiana, weighed in on the study results and share some of the easiest, fastest and most affordable home improvement projects
that have big payoff for the look and function of your space.
One of the top home im- provements Americans want completed in a weekend is a kitchen refresh, according to the study. The Maioranos’ fa- vorite way to update a kitchen is to install a modern faucet.
“It only takes about two hours to complete — even for DIY beginners — and has a great impact on how you experience your kitchen every day,” says Mike.
Popular features include a pull-down spout and touch operation, where you sim- ply touch the faucet on and touch it off. They prefer Delta
Faucet kitchen faucets, which offer both of these technolo- gies, as well as a large range of modern styles and finishes. You can shop these styles at
Nearly a third of survey re- spondents said a bathroom refresh is the project most nagging them to complete. When a full renovation isn’t in the plans, it’s surprisingly easy to achieve a modern look by swapping out your toilet. As for not having the right tools, some manufacturers actually make toilets that install with no tools at all.
If you don’t have the op- tion of switching your toilet,
consider upgrading your bathroom accessories like towel bars and toilet flush le- vers. These require very little time, but 72% of survey takers think they impact the look of a newly completed space.
“Remember, it’s OK to mix and match metals like chrome, brass and black,” says Hannah.
One way to easily bring your home or apartment up- to-date is by updating outlets and switches to smart switch- es. This technology allows you to turn on lights from your phone or a voice command to a smart home assistant. They’re fairly easy to install with a screwdriver in about
15 minutes or less and open a world of customization to your space.
Another quick and easy home upgrade is to update your door hardware, like knobs, levers and hinges, with modern styles and fin- ishes.
“These are often over- looked, but they’re the first impression of a room,” says Hannah.
The home expert duo rec- ommends ones with strong lines to modernize your en- tryways. And try to update all the doors with the same hardware to achieve consis- tency in your home or apart- ment.
An easy outdoor hack the Maioranos use at a lot of their renovation properties is replacing old, tarnished light fixtures with new styles. And when you’re done installing, finish the project by insert- ing a 40-watt soft white light bulb.
“We’ve found these to be the perfect level for a wel- coming night-time glow,” says Hannah.
Inside or outside, plumb- ing or lighting, you can start enjoying these five quick and easy home improve- ment projects as soon as this weekend. Happy renovating!
This article is courtesy of Brandpoint.

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