Walmart offers the Mainstays Nightstand in several colors (Espresso pictured) for $24.99. Opt for in-store pickup to avoid the $5.99 shipping fee. That's the lowest price we could find by $12, although we saw it for a buck less in December. It measures 20.3" x 15.7" x 15.7" and features an open top shelf and bottom cubby.
You don't need to hire a contractor or do extensive renovations to add value to your home.