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<p>(BPT) - Whether you are buying, selling or simply remodeling, you are looking to invest in updates that will increase the value and appeal of your home. It&rsquo;s natural to want it all, but before you over-personalize or break the bank, there are many simple, budget-friendly changes that can increase the value of your home without the risk.</p><p>Cassandra LaValle, interior designer and editor of the acclaimed lifestyle and design site, <a href="http://www.cocokelley.com/" rel="nofollow">Coco+Kelley</a>, offers these tried and true tips for upping your home value without overdoing it.</p><p>* Refresh with paint: You may not be able to replace large appliances or countertops, but in the kitchen adding a fresh coat of neutral paint to outdated cabinets and swapping out hardware can go a long way in making the space feel refreshed.</p><p>* Little luxuries in the bathroom: Replace your current shower head with a rain shower, like the <a href="http://www.waterpik.com/shower-head/products/rain-shower/rainfall/ASR-733" rel="nofollow">Waterpik RainFall+</a>. Completely budget-friendly and easy to install &ndash; it takes less than five minutes - this showerhead can make a huge difference in an everyday routine &ndash; giving a spa-like experience with multiple high-performance spray settings.</p><p>The same goes for lighting &ndash; brightening up this space in particular can be a big selling point.</p><p>* Don't forget about the outside: Every home needs curb appeal. If you can't afford major landscaping, focus on the entrance to the home. Again, updating with paint and hardware on the front door will be a welcoming touch, while a couple of really great potted plants at the entryway add to that focal point.</p><p>* It&rsquo;s in the details: Consider adding small details to rooms that will elevate the style. Framing out windows, or adding baseboards, molding or wainscoting to a space will leave it feeling a bit more polished.</p><p>No matter how big or small your projects, remember it doesn&rsquo;t take a lot of money to make a big impact to any space.</p>

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