Small Remodeling Budgets, Big Upgrades

As you plan your project, keep in mind that many of the prices quoted are in national averages. So even with a small budget, there is always a way to transform your area. For example, painting cabinets in a neutral color has the power to lighten the kitchen atmosphere; or furnishing an empty corner with a game table or a storage cabinet, can already accentuate the architecture. Whether you want to make upgrades for your own enjoyment or you plan to put your house on the market soon, here are nine home-improvement projects that will give you the most bang for your buck for about $1,000 or less.

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