DIY Renovations to Increase Home Value

Increasing the value of your home doesn’t have to break the bank. In fact, a lot of the renovation projects are not that complicated, and with some skills and tools, you can complete them on your own.  Here is a list of DIY projects you can quickly check off your list.

Get rid of clutter

When potential buyers visit your home, they won’t be impressed by it if there is dirt or clutter all over the place. Therefore, to improve that first impression and dazzle buyers, you need to roll up your sleeves and clean your home from top to bottom. We are talking about wiping down counters, cleaning windows, deep cleaning the bathroom and kitchen, and basically scrubbing every part of your home, inside and outside. Furthermore, declutter your house so it will look its best when it is time to put it on the market.

Add a fresh coat of paint

You can do wonders with just a bucket of paint. A freshly painted room will provide a clean look, especially if you choose neutrals. Keep in mind that good preparation is everything. Therefore, clean the surfaces beforehand, tape doorways, and apply at least two coats. This is one of the least expensive improvements you can make that will still significantly increase the value of your home.

Insulate the roof

With foam board insulation, you can complete this project on your own. Insulating the roof will minimise heat loss and reduce your bills. Insulation will also provide a moisture barrier that will keep your home mould and mildew free. These fungi are the last thing buyers want to see in a home, so investing in insulation is the right way to go.

Clean your yard

The first thing potential buyers will see when they visit is your front yard. Therefore, do your best to boost curb appeal by removing dead plants, trimming overgrown bushes, and planting fresh flowers. When it comes to your backyard, you can plant a vegetable garden or simply make sure your current plants are in the best possible shape.

Get rid of heavy curtains

Nowadays, buyers are looking for homes that are filled with natural light. If all of your windows have heavy curtains that are blocking natural light, consider replacing them with lighter ones that provide some privacy, but still let light into your home.

Update your bathroom

To give your bathroom a new, modern look you don’t have to rip out the old tiles or get new cabinets. Just by replacing hardware such as knobs and pulls, you can freshen up your bathroom in a short amount of time. Furthermore, fix that leaky faucet and check for poor drainage. If you want, you can repaint the cabinets, so they look brand new. Even replacing a shower curtain and getting matching towels can make your bathroom much more appealing to buyers.

Get rid of popcorn ceilings

Nothing says last century like popcorn ceilings. Although they were popular until the early 90s, a lot of homes still have them. If this is the case, remove this feature as it will instantly devalue your home. There are several ways you can get rid of popcorn ceilings, so choose the one you find the easiest.

Paint your kitchen cabinets

Just like you can breathe new life into your bathroom cabinets by painting them, you can also give your kitchen an entirely new look with a coat of paint. However, be sure to sand them first, so they look absolutely amazing once you are done painting them. Add new hardware and your kitchen will look brand new, while you won’t have to spend a fortune on renovations.

Get new kitchen appliances

Most buyers pay a lot of attention to the kitchen, and outdated appliances may lower the price of your home. Upgrading them can instantly increase the value of your home. Forget about white appliances, and go with stainless steel.

Remove carpets

Carpets can make your home look outdated, and they do not leave a good first impression, especially since over time they can become flattened and stained. If your carpets have been there forever, consider replacing your flooring. Installing laminate flooring is cost-effective and easy, so you can do it yourself.

With a couple of DIY projects, you can give your home the makeover it needs and increase its value along the way.

 

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