DIY Ideas to Add Value to Your Home
Most homeowners are keen on ideas to further increase the value of their homes especially if they can do so in a small budget. Furthermore, some home projects can be done yourself which will save you even more money while making your home an even nicer place to live. Whether you are looking to give your home a facelift or you are prepping for a sale, here is a list of DIY ideas that can increase the value of your home.
Window Treatments – Instead of having bargain basement blinds, consider upgrading to some nicer wood blinds or even fabric drapes with decorative rods. The enhanced function can often times bring color and life into your room’s decor.
Paint – Never underestimate the power of paint. A room that is freshly painted with neutral colors will not only look updated but will also appeal to the masses if you are considering a sale in the near future. Lighter colors for smaller rooms also help create an illusion for more space.
Fixtures – Consider updating dated or worn fixtures. This includes switch plates, outlet covers, doorknobs, curtains and light fixtures. All of these items can be inexpensive but bring your home into modern day looking fresh.
Front Door – Is your door plain and boring? Consider replacing it with a decorative one perhaps with a glass insert. This is the first and last thing all buyers will see when they preview your home.
Ceiling fans – Keep your air fresh and moving by adding in ceiling fans. Not only does this provide enhanced aesthetics, but the function is an added value for keeping things cool.
Bathrooms – Don’t overlook your bathroom’s fixtures. Older, worn or dated fixtures can really make your bathroom pop with style. Towel bars, shower heads and even vanity hardware can all make a difference.
Hardware – Older hardware can make your cabinets look dated and cheap. For short money you can install some modern knobs and pulls that will give the whole room a much needed improvement.
Closet Systems – Organized closets always appear larger and more accommodating. Consider putting in a storage system that will keep all of your belongings organized.
Crown Moldings – Adding crown moldings to your ceilings adds character and luxury at a small cost. This wood can be purchased at your local hardware store and installed with a nail gun. So long as you have the right tools and put in the effort, this can be an inexpensive way to add great value.
Door Mat – It may sound trivial, but a large and fresh door mat will provide a warm and welcoming introduction of your home.