14. House Paint
When it comes to your living quarters (living room, bedrooms, kitchen, hallways, etc), you should buy paint that’s somewhere between $20 and $70 per gallon. Midgrade will make your house look fresh without breaking the bank. Here’s another tip. Want to save even more money by using one coat? They pick the same color!
Of course, you don’t have to give your garage and basement the same royal treatment. But we think that if the rest of your house looks good, you’ll be happier and thus less likely to repaint after just a few months. And that’s a smart way to save money without reaching for the lowest costing paint available.