With the recent substantial drop in American equity home values -plummeting below 50 percent, as provided from The Federal Reserve- a great population of homeowners are currently looking to increase property value as to combat wanning equity levels. One of the most sought after methods to battle losing equity amounts involves homeowners, nationwide, taking charge of their households through seeking home improvement projects. But not just any type of home improvement is being pursued here. Specifically, cost-effective home improvements are widely being conducted to provide a boost for current home equity levels. Such home improvement pursuits are also being carried out as to invest in property value, in terms of looking ahead long-term.Home Improvements To Battle Wanning Home EquityThis is the current tactic homeowners can take to challenge, and hopefully beat, the home equity struggle and overall home mortgage crisis. Ideally, seeking to improve and renovate certain parts of your home will ultimately yield you lucrative benefits. Yet, keep in mind that being frugal is best here. Just be responsible with home improvement purchases; making your property’s price tag longer with added numbers doesn’t necessarily mean you need to perform pricey renovations.Target Home Areas To Improve Worth Your MoneyMoney in any household is not hidden between the rafters, so stop looking. Rather, look where you and your family spend a good chunk of time, in the kitchen and bathroom(s) of your home. In these places, money is literally waiting to drip out faucets, pour from shower-heads. The potential to take your run-of-the-mill kitchen and bathroom(s), renovating them – making them updated and as snazzy as possible – is a wise investment, especially since doing so will increase your home’s value significantly. So, it would make sense to allocate home improvement funds directly to these two places. In terms of getting the most money back you’ll have to dish out a fair amount through renovating, but doing such is worth it down the line, ten-fold. But, one thing must be kept in mind – do not venture out of the realm of financial reason. Basically, don’t spend crazily on renovations. Be humble and be economical with your projects.Renovate To Improve, Not Impress: Don’t Go Over The TopKeep in mind where you’re renovating. Renovations inside your home must be simple in nature and not exceed your wallet’s ability. Yet, at the same time, you’ll want to drastically improve the appearance of whatever you’re target areas are. Wherever you’re renovating, do solely to improve, not impress. Also, and importantly so, through the renovating process be sure to select and erect options which maintain the character, style and overall decor of your home. For instance, mapping out to add a luxurious two-lane bowling alley in that now damp and dusty basement of yours is not ideal, nor aesthetically paralleling to your home’s current simplistic status. Instead, why not dry-seal your basement, carpet it and get it nicely furnished? Think within realistic walls – think spending frugally to better position your financial status later.Renovating reasonably and economically might be the only way to combat the slumped economy and resulting less than profitable housing market. Through this process, you’ll also gain some marketability for your home, if you’re ever looking to sell. If you’re keeping your home, then some well-done renovations now can in future months and years increasingly add value to your home’s equity as well as build money in your bank account.