Estimated costs: Completely replacing gutters can be expensive; replacing just parts is more economical. A 10-foot gutter starts at $6; downspouts start at $8. High-end garage doors cost $1,000, but a decorative garage door hardware kit starts at $19.
Estimated costs: Exterior paints start at $30 a gallon; doorbells are $10 and up.
Estimated costs: Bronze door hinges can cost $3; solid-core, unfinished pine interior doors start at $99.
Estimated costs: You can rent a carpet steam cleaner for $60; the cost of area rugs varies significantly.
Estimated costs: Scented candles can cost $10; plug-in odor eliminators start at $17.
Estimated costs: Spackling paste starts at $18; interior paint costs $28 a gallon and up.
When closet space is at a premium, repurpose other areas for storage. “Finish the garage walls and floors and add some simple storage to make the room part of the home,” says Abel.
Estimated costs: Attractive bins and baskets cost $20 and up; basic shelving systems start at $200.
Estimated costs: Basic rail-drawer-track kits start at $3; decorative cabinet knobs start at $4 each.
Estimated costs: Most cleaning products start at $4; elbow grease is free.
Estimated costs: Showerheads can cost $40 and up; bath towels start at $10; faucets are $70 and up.
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