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Very little starts the new year off like some interior renovations and home projects. In the end, the more work that we put into our homes, the greater return we get on them later down the road.

For those who love doing their own home projects, we applaud your efforts. So, to help you with all of your home DIY renovations, here are five affordable improvements that you can do on your own.

bathroom renovation sink

The best bathroom renovations bring in money even after you finish the project, so be wise before you begin your remodeling job.

In fact, as most building experts and general contractors agree, there's no real reason or logic to completely upgrade your kitchen or bathroom unless you want to get the most from your money.

In order to add the most value, most bathrooms and kitchen need notable upgrades, not just some paint and tile.

With that, here are three tips on bathroom upgrades that will add significant value and ensure that your home has a solid resale value, thanks to HGTV.

windows and doors entry

Saving money is on everyone's agenda in the coming year. An easy way to save money while increasing your home's efficiency is to weatherproof windows and doors.

Adding new windows, entry doors, and insulation are just a few of the simple ways that you can insulate your home and save money in energy expenses.

In this post, we'll look at how new entry doors on your home can save you hundreds of dollars a year.

kitchen renovation

If you’re eager to improve the look and function of your kitchen, you may be concerned about some of the costs involved with kitchen renovations and what will make the biggest impact in terms of how you typically use your kitchen. While new floors or countertops can be a functional change that will add value to the kitchen, it may be out of your desired budget.

With this in mind, you can instead look into changes that will make the kitchen more enjoyable to cook in so that you can be satisfied with the improvements you make in the years to follow.

kitchen renovation

Your kitchen is the number one room in your house that can influence the selling process when you're ready, so it's incredibly important to keep it up-to-date in order to increase the value of your entire home. For your space, there will be certain interior renovations to truly deliver a return on your investment that you should be aware of--read on to see our top three renovations that could make a valuable difference for your comfort and kitchen value:

basement renovation ceiling

Do you have a basement in your house with a rather low ceiling? You may have purchased a home that is a couple of decades old, and its basement is in accordance to the styles of the days gone by when basements were used primarily for storage, but certainly not for living. Of course, a basement that is only six feet tall will do you no good, and besides, it most certainly will not conform to the requirements of the building code. However, why should you give up on a perfectly good spare guest room, play room, exercise room, or even laundry room? Although raising the ceiling probably is not an option, you can still increase your living space by lowering the floor.

basement renovation

A home’s basement can serve as valuable, additional living space; and when properly finished, your basement will not look or feel like a basement whatsoever, but will merely be an extension of your home. However, basements are often underutilized because they tend to be damp, leaky places unsuitable for living. This is where it can be extremely beneficial to take precautionary steps to prevent moisture from entering your basement. Taking a few key steps can greatly reduce the amount of moisture that is able to enter your home, and will allow you to have your basement remodeled. Here is a quick guide on how to seal a basement so that you can begin your basement renovations.

kitchen renovation

Renovating your home for the first time can be confusing for a new homeowner, but it can be the best way to transform a space into somewhere that feels like home. If you are hesitant to start with kitchen renovations due to not knowing which projects are best suited for your home, you should make a list of what you would like the most in the renovated space.

Along with creating a must-have list for projects, consider the following tips.

windows and doors

With the winter season coming to a close in the near future, many homeowners will begin their annual home maintenance process; moving from the inside to the outside, looking to correct problems and improve on their investment.

One of the biggest (and most important) things that you can update in spring are your windows and doors. Though windows and doors can be installed and replaced year round, spring is great because being outside while the weather changes is ideal for installers and homeowners alike.