Landscape lighting illuminates trouble spots along the ground, improves overall visual capabilities to discourage intruders and boosts curb appeal.
This is the easiest way to in-crease a home’s overall home value. If you can use a screwdriver, updating your home’s door hardware is a snap.
Hardwood flooring is a dollar-for-dollar expense — whatever you pay for it, you’ll enjoy an equivalent increase in overall home value, as long as it’s properly maintained.
A ceiling fan lowers room temperature five to seven degrees, and can be a room’s primary light source.
Heat trapped in your attic will get transferred to your home’s living spaces. An attic fan exhausts this hot air to save energy when you cool your home.
Today’s kitchen faucets are durable focal points that include features to simplify your life—essential when you realize how much time you actually spend at your kitchen sink.
Track lighting adds tremendous visual appeal, and under cabinet lighting provides task lighting, both of which can save energy and money long-term.
Cabinet hardware can rejuvenate an entire kitchen space with a clean, coordinated look.
A durable bathroom faucet with personality, beauty and the eco-friendly WaterSense label can be a valuable centerpiece (and installing one is an ideal DIY project).
A dual flush toilet offers different water-saving flushing options, making this a valuable bathroom investment for decades.
A point-of-use tankless water heater delivers instant hot water to an entire bathroom to save water, energy and money.
Double pane windows keep the home warmer on chilly mornings. And drapes or blinds prevent a room from getting too hot during warmer months.
The front door offers the ideal first impression. Touch up the paint or punch it up with a totally new color. Install new coordinated door hardware like a handleset, deadbolt, door knocker and hinges for increased curb appeal.
By: Sean Murphy
DIY Specialist, Build.com
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