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Affordable DIY Project That Boosts Home Value

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.

Estimated costs:

• 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”.

We’d love to see the pictures of your DIY.  Send them to us with a short description, and we’ll share them with others in need!

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