10 low-cost home improvements

Grab a paint can

Adding a new coat of paint is the simplest, least expensive way to update and bring new life to any part of your home. To see what almost any shade might look like in different rooms, use the Sherwin-Williams Color Visualizer at Sherwin-Williams.com.

If you have a smartphone, download the Benjamin Moore Color Caption app, which lets you snap pictures of colors you like and pair them with their paint mate, even if you're not using the Benjamin Moore brand.

Not in the mood to do a whole room? How about an accent wall? Changing the color of a wall you look at often can give the entire room a new feel.

Paint overhauls don't need to stay on walls, either. You can refresh your kitchen by painting or staining the cabinets, or create what feels like a new entry into your home with a new color for your front door.