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Likely the easiest project in the bunch, painting a room or two can lend new life to your home, add value and make your rooms feel larger all in a few hours work. That's a pretty good return on investment. The key to a good paint job is to fix any imperfections in the wall, such as popped nails or screws and create a smooth surface for painting. To speed up the process but retain the professional result, check out our tips for painting a room fast, and to keep small rooms feeling large, stick to a neutral color palette.
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Add a Backsplash
When deciding where to invest home renovation dollars, it's a safe bet to keep your kitchen and bathrooms on the top of the list. As two of the most important rooms in terms of resale value, these rooms can have a tremendous impact then it comes time to sell your home. The great thing about a backsplash is it can be as simple or complex as you want it to be with a myriad of options to suit your style and budget. Even a small project such as a stainless steel backsplash can take your cooking space to a whole new level. Additionally, a tile backsplash is a time-honored addition that is durable and beautiful.
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