The Best Budget-Friendly Home Improvement Projects

Budget-friendly home improvement projects

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Money doesn’t grow on trees – especially in this economy – so getting the most bang for your buck is important, whether you’re talking about a trip to the grocery or tackling a home improvement project. Cutting coupons might help with the former, but when it comes to the latter being financially savvy is a bit trickier. To help you make sure you get the best return on your investment, we’ve shared a list of affordable home improvement projects below, courtesy of Lisa Kaplan Gordon for House Logic.

Add the Finishing Touch of Molding: Molding is a budget-friendly home improvement and one of the “most dramatic ways to dress up a room.” Moldings come in hundreds of options that can be stained, painted, or left natural. Some are made of flexible materials and some even include lighting. Even better? Buyers consistently rank crown molding and chair railing on their most desirable decorative features. Plus, it’s only $1.50 per foot if you DIY it. That’s a heck of a bonus.

Install Quality Ceiling Fans: The #1 amenity on buyers’ decorative wish lists, ceiling fans have “become quite the crowd pleaser.” Today, they are an essential component in American homes due to rising energy costs. Today’s fans come in a variety of styles and colors and can give your room – couple with fresh paint and crown molding – “a refreshing upgrade while saving money.”

Plant Some Trees: According to Gordon, trees “are moneymakers that get better with age.” A mature tree can be worth between $1,000 to 10,000, according to the Council of Tree and Landscaping Appraisers. In urban areas, studies have shown that street trees growing in front of or near a home boosted its sale price by an average of $8,870 and shaved two days off its time on the market.

Want to read the rest of Gordon’s list? Click here!

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