Lower prices usually mean that the quality of the work and the materials is also lower. Consider installing a water filtration system in your kitchen. Think of the money you spend on bottled water; that money can go back into your pocket with the installation of a quality filtration system. They are a relatively inexpensive improvement to make and will add a great selling point to your home when you sell.Are you missing an end table from your living room. Why not create one yourself. Gather a stack of your favorite paperback and hardcover books and stack them on top of one another to the height of your couch. Make sure to stack them according to size; largest and widest on the bottom, and smallest and thinnest on top. Place a coaster on top and you can put your favorite coffee mug or accessory on your newly self designed end table.Replacing them with weather resistant or high efficiency windows will allow them to pay for themselves in no time and also give your home a fresh new look. If you do not like the looks of your hardwood, tile, or even laminate flooring, you may want to install carpeting. It gives a home a comfortable, lived in feeling and is much better for your joints. Just remember to pull it up if you ever move, since no one wants a home with used carpeting.When doing home improvement projects, you must have the proper tools. Using the proper tools makes your job easier, safer and quicker. Also, the proper knowledge of how to use the tool will make a difference to how the job goes. Take a look at the existing furnishings in a room for hints about a new color scheme. It can be your floor rug, furniture upholstery, or even an item like a favorite lamp.