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Update Your Baths. Coordinate new bathroom hardware with your current fixtures. Consider adding new vanity lighting for a bright, fresh look. The time and expense involved to update your bathroom hardware is minimal compared to the visual impact you get in return. Next tip
Go Faux. A faux finish can add a little "something extra" to any room. The faux finish center at Lowe's offers how-to information and tips on many different types of finishes to complement your room's décor. Next tip
Add Decorative Ceiling Fans. All ceiling fans are functional, but go the extra step to add a decorative fan to a room, and achieve a really custom look. Ceiling fans are particularly useful in the summer, since they effectively reduce energy usage while creating a cool breeze. Next tip
Install Ceramic Tile. Ceramic tile may be just the look you want for your bathroom, kitchen or foyer. Installation is not particularly difficult, but it does require preparation and some patience. Next tip
Increase Storage with Wire Shelving. Installing adjustable wire shelving in your garage, workshop or closet not only increases your storage space, but helps you keep these areas more organized. Next tip
Divide a Large Room. If you have an oversized room – like a basement or bonus room – consider dividing the room with a non-load bearing wall. While this is a fairly extensive project, you'll create two rooms that can be used for different functions, and might improve your home's value when it comes time to resell. Next tip
Install Moulding. Adding moulding to various rooms in your home can provide an elegant touch. Mouldings hide slight imperfections where corners meet, and give a finished look to any room. Next tip
Amp Up Energy Efficiency. There are simple and inexpensive steps that you can take to make your home more energy efficient. These solutions often bring big returns. From wrapping hot water pipes to replacing furnace filters, these suggestions will benefit the environment as well as your wallet. Next tip
Install New Kitchen Cabinets. Updating your kitchen cabinets is easier - and less expensive - than you might think. Give your kitchen cabinets a facelift, and create the effect of an entire kitchen remodel. Next tip
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