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Easy Design Ideas to Improve Your Home

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There's something about an upgraded look that amps up a home's sense of luxury. But that result doesn't have to come at a high price. From fresh paint jobs to simple landscaping to partial room renovation, the goal is to make a home look nicer or more expensive—for less. These strategies work for your wallet, your well-being or if you're at the point where you're staging your home to sell. Check out these budget-conscious upgrades and design ideas that will easily take your home from drab to fab:

  • Freshen up the look your landscaping and increase your home's value by 20 percent.
  • Swap out your old door for a steel one and get a 90 percent return on investment.
  • Install simple subway tile for a bold look without the bold price—$2 to 8 per square foot.
  • Put hardwood floors on your main level. With a return on investment of 102 percent, durable hardwood is a no-brainer.
  • Say goodbye to dated light fixtures and find lights online for as little as $21.

These are only a few of the ideas included in our infographic below. Find many more money saving tips, unique home refresh ideas and smart tech solutions.

Using a home equity loan can cover the costs of any combination of these upgrades. Now you can make your home look expensive without breaking the bank.

Infographic of easy design ideas for improving your home


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