Best Home Improvement Projects For $20 or Less

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When it comes to home improvement projects, the first question most people ask is, “How much is this going to cost me?” Well, that depends. Are you looking to remodel an entire kitchen or bathroom or are you just looking to take on a small DIY project that will make an impact?

If the goal is to freshen up a room or give your home a minor facelift without spending a ton of money, there are options. In fact, there’s at least 10 DIY projects you can do for $20 or less. Don’t believe us? Check out the list from Andrea Cannon for Money Magazine below:

  1. Add a Fresh Coat of Paint: You can completely transform a room or piece of furniture with a fresh coat of paint, says Cannon. Experiment with different colors and trims to update a room. Add an accent window frame or wall or play with stripes and dots for a “unique, sophisticated touch.” Total cost for a quart of interior paint: $18.95
  1. Paint the Front Door: Cannon says that re-painting the front door will make it feel and look completely fresh and renewed as soon as folks pull up. Paint can cover damage and scuff marks and make it look new again. You can also paint the inside of the door to add an exciting accent to the home. Total cost of a quart of exterior paint: $17.07
  1. Change a window treatment: Cannon recommends choosing an inexpensive treatment to update the window in a kitchen, bedroom, or bathroom. Drapes and coverings come in a variety of colors, designs, and prices, so you can find the perfect fit for any room, says Cannon. Total cost of a new window shade: $9.38; Total cost for new window panels: $5.00

Where To Rent The Tools You Need for These Projects

To save time and money on your next DIY project, check out all of Rent It Today’s tool rentals. We even offer heavy equipment rentals for larger projects. Call us toll free at 866-441-5246 for tool rentals in your area.


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