Inexpensive and Easy Ways to Add Value to Your Home
Nowadays with so many home improvement shows airing on television, homeowners are always interested in ideas for things that increase the value of their homes especially if they can do them on a budget. Some home improvement projects can be done on your own which will save you more money while making your home an even nicer place to live. Regardless of if you are interested in giving your home a much needed face lift or if you are preparing for a sale, here is a list of “DIY” ideas that can help increase the value of your property.
Front Door – If your front door is plain and lackluster then consider upgrading it to a decorative one with detail or a glass insert. This is a primary focal point of your home and one of the first and last things that all buyers will see when they preview your home.
Paint – Rooms that are freshly painted using a neutral palette will not only look presentable but will also appeal to a larger audience if you are preparing for a sale. Lighter and brighter colors for smaller rooms can help create an illusion for appearing larger.
Window Dressings – Upgrade to nicer wood blinds or even fabric drapes with decorative hardware. The enhanced function can often times bring color and elevated style into your room’s decor as you warm things up.
Bathrooms – Old and outdated fixtures can really make your bathroom look tired. Towel bars, shower heads and even your vanity’s hardware can all make a difference when replaced with newer stylish ones.
Fixtures – Update your dated or worn fixtures. This includes your switch plates, outlet covers, doorknobs and light fixtures. These items can be inexpensive but bring your home into modern day looking nice and fresh.
Closet Systems – An organized closet will always appear larger and more spacious. Consider installing better shelving or even a storage system that will keep all of your belongings well organized.
Ceiling fans – Keep the air fresh and circulating by adding in ceiling fans. This can provide enhanced aesthetics while the function is an added value for keeping things cool. If you already have some and they are older and dated looking, consider replacement.
Crown Moldings – Adding crown moldings to your ceilings will add character and luxury at a small cost. The wood can be purchased at most local hardware stores and installed with a nail gun. So long as you have the tools and put in the effort, this can be an inexpensive way to add great value.
Door Mat – It may seem insignificant, but a large and new door mat will provide a warm and welcoming introduction to your home.
Kitchen Hardware – Old hardware can make your cabinets appear dated and sometimes even cheap. For short money you can purchase some modern knobs and pulls that will give a big impact on your kitchen.