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June 14, 2019

Most-Bang-for-Your-Buck Home Improvement Projects

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Home improvement projects don’t always have to have big-budget price tags. If you’re looking to sell or just want to make your home more comfortable, there are several updates you can do, big and small. Here are a few of the most bang-for-your-buck home improvement projects.

Bathroom Remodel Projects

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Update the Bathroom

When it comes to projects that will give you a great return when you sell your home, look no further than a minor bathroom remodel. Give your bathroom vanity a makeover, replace the toilet and faucet if needed, update the showerhead for a better shower experience and re-caulk the bathroom tub.

Upgrade Flooring Hardwood install

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Upgrade Flooring

If the carpet in your living room is looking worn, remove it and install some hardwood flooring. Quality hardwood flooring can cost anywhere from $3 to $8 per square foot and you can save some money by installing it yourself. Try tile in the mudroom and give bedroom carpet a good cleaning.

blue painting

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Add Paint

Choose a paint color and give a room a fresh look. Be sure to choose a high-quality paint which will cost you $30 to $60 a gallon, but is totally worth it. While you have the painting supplies outbrighten trim with a light-colored, high-gloss paint.

finish attic vaulted ceiling kitchen

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Finish the Attic

If you have an accessible attic that is unfinished, try turning it into a bedroom or an awesome man cave. If the attic is connected through a stairway and has a ceiling height of at least 7 feet, it is one way to add livable space to your home without breaking the bank.

landscaping

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Improve the Landscape

If you’re not sure where to start when it comes to outdoor projects, here are 12 great tips for landscaping your backyard. Build a wooden planter box to add some color to the front of your home, plant some strikingly colorful shrubs and add some bee-friendly plants to your yard.

kitchen remodel update

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Give the Kitchen a Simple Update

You don’t have to go big when it comes to kitchen projects. Install new kitchen cabinets or give current cabinets a refresh. Upgrade old kitchen countertops and add a kitchen backsplash for a new look.

Replace Windows

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Replace Windows

When it comes to home improvement projects, window replacement will help your home’s energy efficiency throughout the year. In addition, if you live in a colder climate, you’ll recoup nearly all your costs when it’s time to sell your home.

kitchen lighting colander bowls

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Update Your Decor

Take a good look around—could some of your fixtures use an update? Hang a new light fixturereplace electrical outlets and coversinstall crown molding for a classic look and upgrade any outdated window treatments.

repair concrete

Make Exterior Improvements

One of the easiest projects you can do is give your front door a fresh coat of paint. Replace vinyl siding that is cracked or brokenpaint exterior trim and window shutters and fix any sidewalks that are chipped or pitted.

brick and stone patio

Add a Deck or Patio

The addition of a deck or patio is a project that will pay off in 2018. Build a deck with these modern deck building tips and shortcuts or build a stone or brick patio. A DIY fire pit will give you a great place to relax and enjoy the great outdoors.

outdoor deck lighting

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Add Outdoor Lighting

Outdoor lighting projects don’t have to be complicated. Check out these DIY outdoor lighting tips for beginners. Try some solar lights along a path or add some smart security lights.

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