You can add to the market price of your home with the right home improvement project. If you pick a renovation or addition project that you can do without outside help, you can save a lot of cash while increasing your home's value. Some people even find do-it-yourself home improvement projects to be an entertaining hobby. The following suggestions can be a great starting point.

When you're trying to keep your home cool during the summer, use all the fans that you can. Using a ceiling fan to circulate air in a whole room is a smart way to keep cool. Saving money on your bills is paramount,...