What your home improvement money will buy

Published: June 10, 2009, 7:53 AM
By KAY BLOUGH Special to Newsday

What you can get for $15,000. You can remodel your bathroom with slightly higher-end fixtures and tile around the shower to the ceiling for $15,000 or remodel a small basement, depending on how extensive the work is, says Kevin Wrynn of Kevin Wrynn Carpentry Inc. of East Meadow.

Or you can upgrade your kitchen if you have decent cabinetry and work around that, says Wrynn. Change the countertops, hardware and color scheme, add tile backsplash and install a laminate floor.