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09/09/2014 10:04 am ET Updated Sep 09, 2014

How To Make Your Home Look Awesome For $50 Or Less

You know the scenario: You start out trying to swap your five-year-old curtain hardware for something fresh and new, and you end up weighing the cost per inch of crown moulding down at the Home Depot. The words "home upgrades" and the sound "cha-ching" might as well be synonyms, given how even the simplest weekend projects always seem to send us on multiple runs through those big orange doors.

Before you continue down the slippery slope of a Pinterest-project-turned-half-room-makeover (or, before you consider trying DIY-everything) check out the video above for a few easy-to-tackle tips that will make a big impact on your space and reel in spending.

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