5 DIY Projects That Add Value to Your Home
Many homeowners look for do it yourself projects to add value to their home. Doing the home improvements yourself keep costs down tremendously and if done right, makes your home worth more money. It is wise to keep track of all remodels or updates over the years, while also being aware of the projects that can add the most value to your home. Maximize your home’s value by making improvements yourself, adding curb appeal and having updates in the home that are on par with the neighborhood. So whether you’re looking to sell your home now, or in the future, there are many home improvements you can do on your own to add instant equity.
1.) Low Maintenance Landscaping
Yard work that improves the curb appeal of your home will benefit you in long run when it comes time to sell. Keep your yard maintained by disposing of weeds, keeping trees and bushes trimmed, mowing your lawn, etc. It’s also important to think “green” when it comes to your landscaping. Choose low-maintenance landscaping, such as adding beds of mulch or rock instead of grass, and choosing drought-tolerant plants. This not only appeals to potential buyers but also saves you big money on your water bill.
2.) New Interior Paint
One of the easiest and most cost-effective home improvements is slapping on a new interior coat of paint. Newly painted rooms will add value to your home by providing a clean and updated look. Use neutral colors when choosing paint, as you’ll want your paint colors to appeal to a large number of people.
3.) Switch to Wood Floors
Recently, it has been found that potential homebuyers are moving away from carpeting and towards homes with hardwood floors. Removing carpeting and refinishing wood floors on your own can seem like a daunting task, but with the proper tools, this DIY project can be done on a budget. Hardwood flooring can deliver a significant return on your investment, while also helping your home sell faster. There are also laminates that mimic the look of hardwood floors and can be installed much easier at a much lower cost.
4.) Update Your Kitchen Appliances
This is the most expensive DIY project on this list but also gets you the greatest return when updated. Upgrading your current kitchen appliances like dishwashers, refrigerators, microwaves, and stoves can drastically increase the value of your home. Consider choosing stainless steel appliances for your kitchen as this style is a popular look for buyers currently.
5.) Refresh Your Bathroom
Outdated bathroom fixtures can really take away from your bathroom’s style and feel. Giving your bathroom a quick refresh is a great DIY project when selling your home. Upgrade fixtures, such as knobs and pulls, check for leaky faucets or poor drainage and consider re-grouting your shower or installing a new tile backsplash. Kitchens and baths sell homes and small fixes in your bathroom can turn into big dollar signs when looking to sell.
https://realestate.usnews.com/real-estate/articles/10-diy-projects-that-add-value-to-your-home By Dillon Landfried - Sep 18, 2019