Looking to spruce up your home making it look and feel more custom.

The best home renovations you can make aren’t necessarily expensive. You can increase the value of your home with some fairly simple upgrades.

Here are some of the best home upgrades you can make that won’t break the break.

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5 Cheapest Home Improvements that Have the Highest Return on Investment

Most home upgrades have a small return on investment. For instance, a kitchen or bathroom remodel are considered the 2 best home improvements with the highest return on investment you can make.

1. Upgrade light fixtures

Builder grade light fixtures are just plain ugly. You can find nice lighting options like this crystal chandelier, which is $150 on Amazonhow to sell your house fast upgrade lights

Replacing lighting fixtures is something you can do yourself if you’re handy. If not, you can hire someone to install them for you relatively cheaply. You will be amazed that such a simple home improvement can add so much perceived value to your home.

Unless you live in an upscale community, chances are most of the homes in your neighborhood will have builder-grade fixtures. By upgrading them, you help your home stand out, and buyers will notice.

2. Upgrading and adding ceiling fans

You don’t have to purchase the most expensive fans. This fan below is $299 on Lowes.com. Before, the fan was something that would go unnoticed. With this large 72″ fan, it’s now one of the first things you see when walking into the master bedroom.

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New ceiling fans have a high ROI (return on investment).  After upgrading your fans and fixtures, you will wonder how you ever lived with those ugly builder grade ones.

3. Update Faucets and Hardware in the Bathrooms

Bathrooms are some of the most important rooms in the entire home. Not having up to date bathrooms, especially the master bath, can make your home feel old and out of date. New faucets and hardware are simple and inexpensive upgrades with a high ROI. They are also simple enough to install; you can do it yourself.

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If you have a powder bathroom, you can replace the sink vanity. You would probably be shocked to find out that this vanity below was $200 on eBay. It adds modern elegance to the powder bath, and it definitely stands out.

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4. Repaint and repair walls if needed

This is a simple one. Having old, dirty walls is one of the top things that can make a home feel cheap and poorly taken care of. Touch up paint, smooth out the rough sport, and repair holes. Having nice clean walls is definitely one of the cheapest things you can do with a high return on investment.

5. Replace the door handles

This is a home improvement that may sound silly. And it may not necessarily make your home worth more money, but it will increase the perceived value of your house. You can find some nice door handles for about $15 each. It’s simple enough that you can do it yourself in about 10-20 minutes. This really helps if you have outdated or worn door handles. If you have round gold door handles, you need to do this right now.


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These are just some of the cheap and simple home improvements you can do that will have a return on your investment.