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Your Home: The Guide

Room refreshers for $500 and less

From creating a faux granite countertop to adding a wall-mounted fireplace, here are easy, affordable ways to transform your space.

WITH SPRING APPROACHING, everyone’s looking forward to new beginnings. Tearing out the old kitchen and starting from scratch or adding on a family room can run into serious money, but there are plenty of smaller projects that can make for big transformations with little cash outlay.

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