It is increasingly difficult to find sources for some products.
Prices, especially of metals and manufacturing costs, have been rising over recent years.
If you have cramped storage areas, Realtor Moe Viessi of Miami suggests adding do-it-yourself wire and laminate closet systems to bedrooms, pantries and entry closets.
Firms like Closet Maid allow you to measure and redesign your closets online.
Do you have a flimsy little knob on your main entry door?
If so, spring for a substantial-looking handle-and-lock set.
Looking for ways to spruce up your home without putting yourself in the poorhouse?
Whether you’re getting ready to sell your home or want to spiff it up inexpensively for your own enjoyment, we’ve got 10 good strategies for you to consider.
Potential home buyers make a beeline for this room when they first view a home for sale, so make sure your kitchen looks clean and reasonably updated.
For a few hundred dollars, you can replace the kitchen faucet set, add new cabinet door handles and update old lighting fixtures with brighter, more energy-efficient ones.
When Nicole Persley, a Realtor in Boca Raton, Fla., was sprucing up her own home to sell, her mix-and-match kitchen bothered her.
The room had a white dishwasher, microwave and wall oven mixed with other pieces that were stainless steel with black trim.
If you’ve got a slightly larger budget, you can give the cabinets themselves a makeover.