Transform your home with these smart ideas:

1. Replace the front door: Since your front door is the first thing that guests or potential buyers see, it has a high impact. It also has the highest return on investment according to Remodeling’s Cost vs. Value Report. A new steel entry door has an average return on investment of 101%.

2. Update the lighting: Switching out old sconces, pendants or table lamps is an easy do it yourself project, with no need for an electrician and it can instantly transform the look of a room.

3. Fix up the kitchen: New door and drawer pulls are an easy fix for about $2 to $10 a piece. If you are a “do it your self” type of person the tile backsplash can be added for $2 to $5a square foot. A few other easy fixes are replacing faucets, changing electrical outlet covers, and repainting.

4. Freshen the bathroom: Simple fixes such as a new shower curtain, fresh linens, new light fixtures, a new towel bar can modernize a bathroom. Also, replacing your toilet with a Water sense model (approx. $200) can save on water consumption.

Whatever you choose to do, it’s important to stay on top of maintaining your most valuable asset-your home.

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