Sure substantial projects like a wood deck and an attic bedroom conversion are among the best bets when it comes to investing your remodeling dollars. But there are other home improvement upgrades — like this project — that can boost your home’s value and good looks for a lot less money.
And you can knock it out yourself over a weekend — or maybe two.
Transform Your Basement, Increase Your Home Value!
Convert your dreary, unfinished basement into a bright and cheerful family room that includes 17 feet of built-in storage. Hiring someone to create this dream built-in could cost up to $8,000. Construct it yourself using furniture from Ikea’s Hemnes living room collection. Here we go.
• 2 Ikea glass-door cabinets with 3 drawers: $365 each
• 2 Ikea bookcases: $120 each
• 1 Ikea TV Unit: $229
• Wood: $150
• Paint, sealer and painting supplies: $75
Total Cost: $1,424
ROI: You can recoup close to 78% of your costs on a major basement remodel, according to “Remodeling” magazine’s “2014 Cost vs Value Report”.
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