Deeds and Dollars

Homes: We’ve all been spending way more time in them. And maybe that’s got you motivated to finally budget for that dream home improvement project that’s been on the back-burner. Maybe you’re looking to cut costs on your bills with some energy-saving swaps and renovations. Maybe you’re aiming for appraisal, refinancing, renting, or selling. Deeds & Dollars gives homeowners everything they need to spend smart — and save — on house projects, plus a look inside homes that made major changes with minimal money down.

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When to Save Money via DIY Home Improvements and When to Call in the Experts
Here's when you should dare to DIY, and when skimping on hiring a professional could actually cost you more.
A Guide to Pergola Costs and Budget-Friendly Design Ideas
Eye-catching pergolas are skyrocketing in popularity. Here's how to build one on a budget.
How to Stretch Your Renovation Budget
Minimize stress, keep expenditures under control, and reap the rewards of a well-executed home improvement project by following these budget guidelines.
Building a Deck? Here's How Much It Will Cost
These expert tips from contractors and builders will help you estimate deck building prices—and decide whether to DIY or hire a professional.
Should You Repair or Replace Your Roof? Here Are the Costs to Consider
Most homeowners are unaware of the structural integrity of their roofs, so they might ignore tell-tale signs of costly problems lurking. Here's how to create a cost-effective and long-term fix for any roof problem.
Why You Should Put Your House in a Living Trust
What is a living trust, anyway? Learn how putting your house in one can help you avoid probate hold-ups.
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How to Calculate the Cost of Stone, Concrete, Brick, and Pavers for Your Patio
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6 Low-Cost Updates to Make Your Kitchen Wheelchair Accessible

Making your kitchen wheelchair accessible doesn't have to cost thousands of dollars. Here are a few budget-friendly improvements you can do right away.