Poll: How Would You Improve Your Home With $17,850?

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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?

Light-blocking curtains

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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