7 Easy DIY Projects to Increase Your Home Value
If you’re planning to ring in 2018 with a real estate transaction, we’re here to let you know that it doesn’t have to cost a fortune to increase your home value before selling it.
Sure, you can update all the appliances and the kitchen cabinets. This will definitely increase the price of your Montana home. But it will also put a dent in your budget.
However, there are things you can do yourself and with a minimal investment. Better yet, their effect on your home’s value is incredible.
Increase Your Home Value With these Easy DIY Projects
Let’s take a look at some fun projects you can start right now.
Start with the Exterior
The outside of your home is the first thing potential home buyers see. It may be easy for you to overlook, but think about it this way: the exterior of the home is what forms the first impression. You know, the one that is very hard to change.
Start by painting the entrance door to give buyers a warm feeling. If the paint on your house is full of cracks and chips, you could consider re-doing it. If not, all you need to do is power wash the house to clean it up and give the sensation of a fresh coat of paint.
A Wall Makeover
If you have outdated wallpaper or dents and cracks in the wall, this is the best place to start. All you need are a few cans of paint to make an impression on potential buyers.
A fresh coat of paint will make the whole place look clean and well-taken care of. Go for neutral colors like beige to make sure you don’t scare off conservative buyers.
Update Your Old Fixtures
Outlet covers, curtain rods, and doorknobs are the best things to help you make a good impression on a budget. People often overlook them, but an outdated curtain rod can be a terrible turn-off.
If you want to spend a bit more, you can also update the light fixtures. They are a bit more expensive, but more often than not, they are worth the investment.
Paint Your Kitchen Cabinets
Replacing them can be very expensive. But you can get the same effect with spray or canned paint. Alternatively, you can also use vinyl stickers and adhesives to add a modern backing to your cabinets.
With just a few bucks, you can create the illusion of a newly refurbished kitchen. For an extra touch, you can also change the handles.
Once again, try to choose colors that appeal to a wide audience. Steer clear of bright ones and choose calmer tones.
Accessorize Your Bathroom
A shabby bathroom comes with a major problem: it appears dirty and uninviting. Luckily, you don’t have to change everything in it.
A new shower curtain can transform the whole room, especially since it’s very wide. The same goes for a new or refurbished vanity or fixtures.
Yes, the latter is a bit more expensive, but if yours are truly outdated, it’s an investment you have to make.
Make the Fireplace more Appealing
A fireplace is a major selling point and can definitely increase your home value. But only if it’s in a good shape.
If you have a brick fireplace, be sure to clean it thoroughly. All you need for this is a damp cloth and a good brush. Restore your fireplace to its former glory and watch your home value increase.
Don’t Forget about the Yards
If you’re the type that spends a lot of time indoors, you may feel tempted to overlook your back and front yards. But your potential buyers may be the outdoorsy type.
Make sure the grass is trimmed and the patio furniture is in good shape. The same goes for any plant – if they’re dried out, it’s best to remove them.
The best thing about these DIY tips (aside from the fact that they increase your home value, of course) is that you can easily turn them into family fun. Gardening together or painting together can turn into a blast! For more tips on how to sell your home faster or increase its value, give us a call!