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We’ve all been spending a lot of time at home. Working, exercising, passing time, but it’s difficult to stay motivated or energized when you never leave the house. Do you know the right improvements to increase the value of your home?
In a situation like this where you feel trapped in your home, a good way to make good use of your time is to actually put it back into your four walls! There are a lot of things you can do yourself to increase your home’s value that you won’t need to hire a professional for.
Before we get into our list of DIY home improvements to increase the value of your home, rest assured that you don’t have to risk Covid exposure to source supplies. Many local hardware stores are offering curbside pickup.
Let’s get started with some easy DIY home improvements to increase the value of your home!
Make your home smart
What would any prospective buyer or homeowner themselves want the most out of their house? Comfort and a place to kick back and relax.
Why entertain repetitive, mundane household chores when you can have your appliances do it for you? Installing a newer generation of smart refrigerators, dishwashers, vacuum cleaners, smart lights, outlets, etc. are super easy to do.
Go smart with your front lock, smoke detectors and alarms for added security of your home. Any potential buyer would appreciate these features.
These are simple DIY tasks that will increase the value of your home.
Paint your walls
When the paint doesn’t feel fresh, your home can instantly seem older and less attractive.
One of the least expensive DIY home improvements to increase your home’s value is to paint the walls.
You can explore with lighter colours that can make your rooms look brighter or go with darker tones that can make your home look cozy and moody.
With clever planning and budgeting, you could improve the look and feel by spending a minimal amount for a few days of work.
Also, painting can be a therapeutic and fun activity for both you and your partner.
Upgrade your backyard
If you live in a house, you can make the most of your own backyard! And upgrading it doesn’t necessarily have to be expensive or time-consuming.
A few budget-friendly ideas can make your outdoor space into an inviting retreat.
For starters, you can refresh your landscaping in the summer. If you see any bald spots on your lawn, you can patch them with new sod. Consider easy-to-grow shrubs so that your backyard is low maintenance.
You can even invest in a small and easy to install fountain to make your landscape look more appealing. Even better, build a nice stone path to the fountain. It’s easy and all you need are mulch, bricks and stones.
For a fun weekend project, you can build a fire pit in your backyard. All you would need are some concrete wall blocks, river rock to surround it and some marshmallows to roast and enjoy.
Last but not least, if you have a rickety fence, it’s time to build a sturdier one. Your fence serves as a safety feature and is also a great selling feature.
Don’t have a bland backyard! These DIY features and improvements will increase your home’s value and drive the property price up.
Install new tiles
Re-tiling may sound difficult, but if you have some time on your hands, attention to detail and the right materials, it can be an exciting project.
It’s definitely time-consuming and requires some preparation, but the reward is high. A well-designed kitchen, entryway and bathrooms are an improvement to increase your home’s value and will fetch you a higher price while selling.
You can choose different styles, colours and patterns of tiles that can complement your décor. Watch some YouTube videos and read some blog posts, and you’ll be able to tackle this project no problem.
DIY improvements can increase the value of your home!
There are so many DIY improvements that increase your home’s value. Small upgrades and smart energy-efficient appliances will add character, comfort and value.
If you’re looking for advice on how to increase your home’s value, give us a call at Clinton Wilkins Mortgage Team! You can reach us at 902-482-2770 or get in touch with us here!