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9 Simple DIY Projects that are Guaranteed to Skyrocket the Value of Your Home!

by Marquette Turner Luxury Homes

in Design & Trends, DIY, Features, Variety

Introduction

Don’t have money to conduct a major renovation? Do not worry. Expensive home remodels are not always as glamorous as TV shows would like us to believe.  Also, you can’t be guaranteed of getting your money back either.

In this article, we’ve put together a list of DIY improvements that you can do to improve the value of your home. Also, this list is based on research about the greatest home value adds. Pick some or even all of these to do them during your free time and put your home in great shape in readiness for disposal.

1.      Update or upgrade your window treatments

Outdated aluminium blinds, ugly windows you inherited from the past owner or budget blinds simply do not do much to improve your home’s curb appeal. Make sure you replace the worn out and old window treatments with new wood blinds, attractive and properly-made draperies or new plantation shutters. This will help to transform your home and make it fetch you top dollar. These are things that you can do even without setting up a huge budget for them.

2.      Freshen Up the Walls 

Does your wall have dirty paint, scratches, tacky wallpaper or outdated color? If yes, then something needs to be done. Fortunately, all it takes to create a dramatic difference is a bit of elbow grease and a handful of paint cans and you have fresh and new-looking walls. You can of course speak to a top Melbourne Property Managers to get a professional to do it for you. To get the best bucks for your home, go with a neutral colour that will unify the whole house, and also make your space look a bit bigger. Also, a unique colour ensures that the house will appeal to a wide range of buyers.

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3.      Replace Carpet with Wood Floors

There is a growing tendency by most homeowners to shift from wall-to-wall carpeting in favour of other types of flooring such as hardwood floors. But I know you can easily be turned off by the idea of having to remove the carpeting and replace it with wood floors. However, with the right tools, you can carry out this DIY project on a budget. Right from prepping and removing of carpet to sanding, stripping and cleaning, you can have a great return on investment with hardwood floors. Also, it helps you to sell your home a lot faster.

4.      Refresh Your Bathroom

Nothing takes the gloss off the style and feel of a bathroom like boring and outdated bathroom fixtures. The quickest way to give your bathroom a refresh is with a DIY bathroom remodel. Start by upgrading fixtures like pulls and knobs, inspect the bathroom for poor drainage and leaky faucets and also try re-grouting the shower or setting up a tile backsplash. Although they are easy fixes, these DIY projects can dramatically breathe life into your bathroom and even add it more value.

5.      Check your electrical wiring

This is not exactly a DIY project because if you are not a qualified electrician, you should never try doing it yourself. But when you are thinking of selling your home, one area you must never overlook is your home’s electrical wiring system. I can guarantee that almost all homeowners will pay attention to the electrical system when doing a home inspection. Conduct a thorough check on your appliances, test doorbell, and the sprinkler system and fix lights that don’t work properly.  But not all of these require a professional.

6.      Install Ceiling Fans

A ceiling fan is one addition that’s great for any home, and the beautiful part about it is that it also helps you to save on electricity. They reduce the costs of air conditions and can also lead to a massive reduction in heating costs. This is through circulating warm air away from your ceiling. For just US $50, you can get a decent fan. But if you want a really nice one, prepare to part with a few hundred dollars. Remember though that you will most certainly need a professional electrician if you do not have wiring from lighting.

7.      Upgrade Your Landscaping

Are your shrubs and trees looking unkempt and overgrown? Could they benefit from neat pruning? Is your lawn green and thick or are they empty spots? Make sure to trim any bald spots are patched and trees and shrubs pruned. Ideally, you should add shrubbery or greenery right next to the walkway, near the front door, near the mailbox. The idea is to make it easy to notice.  Lastly clean the landscape of weeds, debris, and withered plants. 

landscaping

8.      Check the gutters

Properly-maintained gutters send a very strong message to those who are shopping for the house. Improperly working gutters that are clogged with all sorts of debris tells a potential homebuyer that you haven’t cared for the property well. But this is not the only problem. Clogged gutters allow water to pool or seep inside the walls of the house. This not only affects the structural integrity of the house but can also encourage mould and mildew problems. To clean your gutters, scoop out any plant matter that may be there and then run have water run through the gutters with your hose just to make sure that they aren’t clogged.

9.      Repaint the Outside

One of the best ways to improve your home’s curb appeal is by repainting its exterior. For the best results, you don’t have to do it yourself. You can work with top professional painters. Prior to the start of a painting, make sure that you have thoroughly checked for mould and mildew growth on the outer surface. After clearing up the mould outside your home, repaint the exterior of your house to see how dramatic the results can be.

Bottom Line

Upon hearing of the word upgrading, most homeowners immediately think of adding expensive fixtures. But the truth of the matter is that there are some simple fixes that you can do at home that can greatly add to the value of your home. You don’t have to contract someone to do them for you. And you also don’t need to have much skill. Do these simple DIY fixes before you sell your home and you will see its value skyrocket.

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