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10 Cook County New Home Improvements for Less Than $10,000

November 05, 2012

cook county new home improvementsWant to make some changes to your Cook County new homes, but worried about sticking to your budget? Check out these home improvement suggestions by Trulia that cost less than $10,000.

  • Curb appeal home improvements: Whether it’s giving your yard a landscaping makeover or installing a new garage door, exterior projects are often cost-friendly and can increase the value of your home.
  • Wall removal projects: Tearing down a wall isn’t usually too costly, and can open up space in your home to create larger, brighter rooms.
  • Switch single-pane windows to dual-pane windows: Dual-paned windows will save you lots of money in the long run! Not only are they more aesthetically pleasing, but they also will keep your home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.
  • Create an outdoor kitchen: Adding a grill and a wood-burning oven plus a fridge and flat-screen TV can really make your backyard more appealing.
  • New kitchen appliances: You can install a new dishwasher for $250 to $1,600, and new fridges usually don’t cost more than $2,000.
  • Add built-in organization systems. For less than $10,000, you can install organization systems in all areas of your home including the garage and your home office.
  • Paint: Studies show that new paint colors can increase happiness and well-being. So, what better way to revamp your home on a budget than by adding some cheery hues?
  • Connected home systems: Smartphones are the latest craze, but what about smart homes? For a cost of $2,000, you can wire your home so that lighting and heating can be controlled remotely. You can also install technology that will monitor your home via video while you are away.

Will you be taking on any of these budget-friendly home improvement projects?

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