5 DIY Projects to Increase Your Home's Value
Not all DIY Home Improvement projects are created equal! But, if you’re planning to you’re your home, you may be wondering where you can get the best bang for your buck. There are many home improvements you can do yourself that will add value to your home and bring you a return on your investment.
Make it Shine!
Your grandmother probably told you that cleanliness is next to godliness. We do know that a clean home gives potential buyers a good first impression – which can weigh in heavily when you are selling your home. Make it sparkle from top to bottom! Remember to put everything away, wipe off counters and baseboards. Clean the windows, doors and mirrors. A deep clean and decluttering is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to make your home shine!
Brighten things up!
Pull back the curtains (or maybe even remove them if they are outdated!). If you have dated light fixtures, you can replace them easily and inexpensively by taking a quick trip to Lowes. You can even modernize your décor with a stand up lamp. You don’t need to spend a ton of money. Just add a few extra touches.
Get a Green Thumb
Curb appeal can be a huge factor in the perceived value of your home! Make sure your leaves are raked and flower beds weeded. Choose low-maintenance landscaping… beds of mulch instead of grass, bulbs that will come up year after year with little to no trouble…
Rip up that Carpeting!
We have seen an on-going trend of homebuyers who prefer wood flooring over carpeting. If you have wood floors hiding underneath that carpeting, it could be worth your time and effort to pull up the carpeting and clean, seal and stain the wood.
A Fresh Coat of Paint
This is one of the most cost-effective home improvements you can make! Just be sure to stay with neutral colors. While you may love that bright Easter egg palette, many potential buyers won’t! And you want your colors to appeal to as many people as possible.
If you are thinking about putting your house up for sale, before you make any big changes or improvements – especially if they are costly – give us a call. We will be happy to visit with you over which changes we would recommend, and which ones might not benefit you in the long run.