If large, expensive projects are beyond your wallet’s reach, you’re in luck. Increasing the value of your home doesn’t have to involve breaking the bank with outlandish amounts of cash. With unlimited access to YouTube videos of DIY projects, nearly any home owner can find the tools they need to successfully complete a simple update to their home. Whether you’re planning on selling or just want an updated home to live in, below your will find some quick tips that will add value to your home for as a little as a few dollars.
1. Update your Walls
If your walls have scratches, outdated wallpaper, or a tacky paint color, that’s an easy fix. A few cans of primer and paint can go a long way and help transform an eye sore of a room into a whole new look. If you’re planning on putting your home on the market, we suggest choosing a neutral color scheme that unifies the entire house, makes the space look larger and will appeal to a wide variety of potential buyers. Think: light grey or an off white paint color.
2. Update Fixtures
Updating home fixtures is an easy way to make your home more modern and up-to-date. Light fixtures, curtain rods, outlet covers and switch plates are often overlooked, but a few updates can change the appeal of your home. Of course light fixtures and curtain rods can be a little pricy, but there’s always the opportunity to buy an inexpensive fixture and change the look with the right can of spray paint.
3. Improve Window Treatments
Cheap plastic blinds are typically a turn off to most potential home buyers. For as little as $1,500, home owners who live in a 2,000 square-foot home can purchase foe wood blinds that immediately update windows from the inside and outside for a grander effect. Plantation shutters or wooden blinds do cost more, however, they are appealing to home buyers looking to move into a turned key home.
4. Update Kitchen Cabinets
If you have outdated brown wood cabinets, a simple fix is paint! White cabinets are super trendy right now and immediately brighten up the space and make the kitchen appear larger. You’ll need to remove all of the hardware from the cabinets, including the doors before painting. You’ll also need to clean the cabinets (a simple water wipe down will work) before painting. This method can also be used to spruce up your bathroom cabinets as well.
Upgrading your home doesn’t have to an expensive project with these DIY tips, and it doesn’t have to always involve contractors. Now, of course with major projects such as knocking out walls or renovating an entire bathroom or kitchen, we do recommend seeking professional help through a contractor because plumbing issues could arise. Putting a few of the above home improvement DIY projects into motion can change the look and feel of your home.