If you have been looking to add value to your home a total kitchen makeover just isn’t within your budget, then you came to the right place. You don’t have to embark on large and expensive projects just to upgrade your home; there are many projects for every budget and skill level that can add value to a home that don’t involve contractors.
Whether you want to improve your home for future selling or simply to give yourself a new home experience, there’s always something you can do to make you get the most value out of your property. Often, all you’ll need are good tools such as diamond saw blades, a measuring tape, a pencil, and some carpentry savvy. Here are some great home DIY ideas that can increase your home’s value without leaving you homeless!
· Walls: a fresh coat of paint can make a world of difference! Pick out a neutral color scheme for best results. Neutral colors make small spaces look bigger and a good combination will unify the whole house.
· Floors: if you like the charm of hardwood floors but have yours covered because it’s squeaky and scratchy, then refinishing your floor could be your DIY project for the week. Restoring your floor to its shiny hardwood glory will cost so much less than having new flooring installed.
· Landscaping: if you’re planning on selling your home or giving it to your grandchildren in the future, planting trees is definitely one of the best things you can do. Colorful shrubs and plants also add curb appeal, making your house look more like a home.
· Bathroom floor: you may not be able to afford a full bathroom makeover for the moment, but changing the tiles is already a big step towards increasing your home’s value. Neutral-colored tiles that match or blend in with the bathroom walls add the most value.
· Fixtures: because they’re small and unassuming, fixtures are often overlooked. If you want to add value to your home however, updating those outlet covers, light fixtures, switch plates, curtain rods, and doorknobs is one of the best and quickest things you can do.
· Cabinetry: you can purchase prefabricated cabinets and assemble these yourself, or you may also paint and stain your existing kitchen and bathroom cabinets to update their look. Consider getting new drawer handles and cabinet knobs as well.
· Crown molding: crown molding is sold in home improvement stores as decorative wood strips that can be cut to size to fit a room. It can then be attached with a nail gun to the top of the wall. Installing crown molding is simple but provides a dramatic flair to any room.
· Ceiling fans: ceiling fans can help in cutting down the costs of air conditioning during hot weather and heating during the chilly months.
· Window treatments: one of the most enjoyable things you can do to add value to your home is to improve your window treatments by replacing old plastic or aluminum blinds with wooden blinds, drapes, or plantation shutters.
· Exterior walls: if your home’s exterior looks drab, give it a lift by power-washing it. If this fails, then give it a new paint job. Clean and fresh exteriors can make a house look new and definitely add value.