close up of a home electric panel with handwritten labels

Homeowners with older houses should upgrade their existing electrical panel to 200-amp service primarily for safety reasons. The cost to replace an electrical panel or upgrade an electrical panel will be between $3,500 and $4,500.

white cabinetry in kitchen

Painting your kitchen cabinets is a surefire way to boost the appearance of your kitchen — and the value of your home — without breaking the bank on a full-scale remodel. The average total cost to paint kitchen cabinets is $2,100, while the typical price range is $900-$3,764.

Stacks of different color granite slabs at a warehouse

Where countertops are concerned, there are three levels of granite to choose from, ranging from low grade to high grade. The grade is determined by colors, veins, pitting, markings, thickness and the amount of soft materials it comprises, as well as the granite’s country of origin, ranging in price from $40 to $200 per square foot.

a group of male contractors and a forklift position a large home generator on to a concrete slab

They say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure — so, by that logic, setting yourself back a little now for a backup home generator could prove to be worth its weight in an emergency electrical outage. Whole-house generators cost around $4,475 on average.

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