Do-It-Yourself Projects That Offer Big ROI

Versatile hand tool

Versatile tools make it easier for DIYers to make home improvements, such as installing hardwood floors.

(NewsUSA) – The road to homeowner bliss may involve necessary
upgrades, but don’t rush into large home improvement projects. Small upgrades can significantly
boost the value of your home.

According to the 2009 HomeGain.com Home Sale Maximizer survey, updating a home’s lighting
costs $200 to $300 on average but increases home value by $1,000 to $1,500 — that’s a 572 percent
return on investment. Repairing floors amounts to a 250 percent return on investment, while
updating bathrooms means a 172 percent return on investment.

Some products enable homeowners and DIYers to tackle home improvement projects
without spending money on multiple tools. For example, the new RZ2000 Spiral Saw from RotoZip can
be paired with attachments that enable it to quickly and easily cut through a wide variety of
materials, including wood, metal, Plexiglas, drywall, ceramic wall tile and even porcelain floor
tile.

Not sure where to start? Try the following home improvement projects to enjoy small
investments with big returns:

* Install can lights. Recessed lighting is a great way to transform any room. To make
perfect circle cuts, pair your RZ2000 Spiral Saw with the drywall XBIT and a circle cutting guide.
Select the desired hole size, make a pilot hole, tilt the tool at a 45-degree angle and plunge it
into the material, lining up the center point. As you plunge, bring the tool to a vertical position
and cut in a clockwise direction using steady, even pressure.

* Update your bathroom. Decorative tile backsplashes are a natural choice when
updating a bathroom. For wall-tile work, install a Wall Tile XBIT on the RZ2000. Start the tool
away from the work-surface and then plunge the tool at a 45-degree angle into the tile while
bringing to a vertical position. Follow a clockwise motion.

* Install hardwood floors. From shaping hardwood to cutting openings for heating registers,
use the RZ2000 combined with a Jigsaw Handle Attachment and a multipurpose XBIT. Start by tilting
the tool at 45 degrees and bring it upright as you plunge through. Finish with the tool vertical to
the surface, and cut in a clockwise cutting motion.

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