7 Home Improvement Projects You Can Do for Under $1000
When budgeting your money and time for a home improvement project, it's hard to know what will give you the most bang for your buck. The subject came up at the subreddit Home Improvement. The question was, "What $500-$1000 investment was a total game changer for your house?" Experienced homeowners had plenty of stories, some costing way less than $500. Apartment Therapy selected seven of the best and posted tips on getting the job done.They range from the obvious, which is "paint your interior." You can do one room at a time, and a fresh coat and different color will make your place feel like home. Some you would never think of on your own, like installing "soft close" doors and lids, to keep slamming to a minimum. It will also make your doors last longer. There are close to 5K comments at the original thread, in case you want to do a deep dive into your next potential home project. (Image credit: Australian Department of Defence) #homeimprovement #budget
A Gallery of Home Improvement Failures
(Image credit: power-cube)Given enough time, every homeowner will have stories of regrets and mistakes in home maintenance and improvements. Some are our own mistakes, when we try to do something we aren't all that experienced at. Others are regrets over hiring workers who didn't know what they were doing, or else didn't care. That can be unavoidable in this day and age when the most skilled tradespeople prefer new construction jobs or long term contracts, leaving you to hire not the best, but the only people willing to take on your job.
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