A taste of luxury, at very little cost

No cash for a renovation? Five small ways to improve your home for under $500.

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Heat the towel bar
Heat the towel bar
Like all good things, every shower must come to an end. That's a lot easier to take if there's a warm towel waiting for you. A unit such as the Traditional Towel Warmer at bedbathandbeyond.com ($160) can be mounted on the wall or stand by itself on the floor. And it uses less power than a light bulb.

Tools: a stud finder and power drill (if you're hanging it from a wall).

Time to do the job: about an hour.
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Last updated April 24 2009: 5:54 AM ET
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