Overwhelmed with all those little tasks around the house that haven’t been completed? Summer can be a great time to get those projects done. Need some professional help? (Don’t worry, we won’t tell anyone!) Here are five local Acadiana businesses that are ready to give you a hand.

  1. A rug can bring both comfort and color into your home. Visit Rug Gallery by Gerami’s to find the perfect rug for any room in your house. You’ll also find other pieces to decorate your interiors such as accent chairs, tables, lamps, and more. They are a family-owned and operated business, serving Acadiana for more than 19 years – they definitely know what they’re doing!

  2. Find a range of home and kitchen decor items at Bonjour Gifts and Decor. This cute shop is run by two sisters who know all about Southern hospitality and how to help you give your home that hint of something special.

  3. Are the walls of your home looking a bit bare? A piece of art could do wonders for your interiors. Stop by The Frame Shop Gallery 912 for painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, and more to give your home an artistic flair. They also do custom framing if you already have a piece of art but need something specific to display it.

  4. If you need to replace or update the floors in your home, or you just moved into a house that needs flooring, then Gerami’s Floors is the place you’ll want to go. They are Lafayette’s oldest full-service floor covering retail establishment, and they specialize in ALL flooring from carpet to hardwood to stones and more. Whether you are looking for something high-end or need to stay within a budget, they’ll help you find the flooring that’s best for you.

  5. Good quality appliances are key to keeping your home running smoothly. If your food isn’t staying cold, or your clothes aren’t getting as clean as they used to, it may be time to replace and upgrade those appliances! Richard Herbert Maytag is a locally-owned and operated home appliance center that is ready to assist anyone from the do-it-yourself handyman around the house, to the contractor building a new home.

Don’t get overwhelmed! You’ll have those house projects finished in no time. And, when you shop with these businesses, you’ll have the pleasure of knowing you’re contributing to your local community. You can find these spots (and others!) on Towny – the free resource that puts you in touch with your local community AND local perks.