6 Best Ways to Save Money on Your Home Projects


| 1/30/2015 3:03:00 PM


Miles YoungIn the wake of the housing crisis, more people are investing money in their homes when buying a new one is not an option. Even if you are brand new to the do-it-yourself (DIY) lifestyle, renovating your place is easier than you may realize. Here are six of the best ways to save money on your home projects.

Pick the Right Projects

If you watch a lot of home improvement shows, you've probably observed that most people's motivation for undertaking a home makeover is enhancing overall property value. Conventional wisdom says that making improvements to your kitchen and bathrooms will lend the biggest boost to your bottom line. While there are some arguments to the contrary, this strategy is a pretty safe bet.

Think of your housing project as an investment for the future. While you can have fun with a new coat of paint and some fresh window treatments, you should always have an eye on protecting your investment. Make a list of everything you believe could use updating. Then, perform a bit of research to determine which renovations sustain value over time.

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