Ceiling fan or chandelier? New front door or smart alarm system? New kitchen appliances or new cabinets? Home improvements mean flexing your decision-making skills.
And those decisions add up. The typical U.S. homeowner can spend up to $3,021 per year on home improvement projects, such as landscaping, cleaning and maintenance, according to a Zillow analysis of the costs associated with homeownership .
Take this helpful quiz to sort out your top improvement priorities for every room in your home. Then make this your to-do list and budget starting point. (The costs below are estimated, but if you made them all, you’d spend about $17,850.)
Which quick $25 exterior pick-me-up would you choose?
A new welcome mat
Colorful annuals to plant by your front door
How would you refresh your living room for $50?
Updated wall art
New throw pillows
Which $75 kitchen update would you pick?
Replace kitchen cabinet hardware
Install a hanging pot rack
Hanging pot rack photo from Zillow listing .
For $100, which improvement would make your bedroom dreamier?
A new bedside lamp
Which $150 bathroom makeover would you choose?
Replace the sink
Install new vanity lights
Pick the $200 bedroom update that would make you most excited for bedtime.
New bed linens
A new nightstand
If you had $250 to spend, would you get fancy or play it cool?
Fancy! Add a bedroom chandelier
Cool! Install a ceiling fan
Which $500 improvement would you pick for your home?
Replace the entry door
Install a home security system
Which update would have the biggest impact in your home for $1,500?
Refinish the hardwood floor
Retile the bathroom floor
With a $5,000 budget, how would you choose to treat yourself?
Build a shady pergola
Buy a hot tub
Hot tub photo from Zillow listing .
Which $10,000 kitchen upgrade would pay off most for you?
Buy all new appliances
Replace the cabinets and countertops
New appliances photo from Zillow listing .
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