10 home improvement projects you can do for under $50

Taking a jackhammer to a shabby-looking room may sound like an ideal way to vent your home decor frustrations, but it's unlikely to solve the problem. Without breaking the bank and doing a total remodeling job, there are plenty of home improvement projects that can be done on the cheap -- or even free -- to make your home shine.

Here are 10 ways to spruce up a house for less than $50 and make it look and feel more comfortable: