DIY Save or Splurge: “Million Dollar Contractor” Shares Tips for Home …
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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — DIY home improvement can get messy and costly. Enter Stephen Fanuka, who appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America Wednesday to share his tips for how you can get a million-dollar look on your DIY home improvements without breaking the bank.

Fanuka, who stars in the DIY Network’s Million Dollar Contractor, told viewers where they could save money and when they should splurge on improvements to the kitchen, home lighting, and the bathroom versus the basement.

Here are his tips:


The Kitchen

It’s the most expensive room in the house to renovate. Fanuka said people can cut costs by painting existing cabinets and changing the hardware rather than replacing cabinets entirely, however he said people should consider spending more on stainless steel appliances and a tile backsplash.

Lighting

Lighting has a huge impact on the home. Fanuka suggested changing bulbs and adding a dimmer switch to change the look of any room. Adding new light fixtures in public areas of the home, such as the entry way, kitchen and hallway, can add drama in an instant, he said.

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DIY Save or Splurge: “Million Dollar Contractor” Shares Tips for Home …
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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — DIY home improvement can get messy and costly. Enter Stephen Fanuka, who appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America Wednesday to share his tips for how you can get a million-dollar look on your DIY home improvements without breaking the bank.

Fanuka, who stars in the DIY Network’s Million Dollar Contractor, told viewers where they could save money and when they should splurge on improvements to the kitchen, home lighting, and the bathroom versus the basement.

Here are his tips:


The Kitchen

It’s the most expensive room in the house to renovate. Fanuka said people can cut costs by painting existing cabinets and changing the hardware rather than replacing cabinets entirely, however he said people should consider spending more on stainless steel appliances and a tile backsplash.

Lighting

Lighting has a huge impact on the home. Fanuka suggested changing bulbs and adding a dimmer switch to change the look of any room. Adding new light fixtures in public areas of the home, such as the entry way, kitchen and hallway, can add drama in an instant, he said.

Bathroom vs. Basement
Which should you save mo…………… continues on myCentralOregon.com

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