Over the past year people all over the world have been spending more time at home and doing more DIY projects. While many people are handy around the house, many others are not. With that in mind, we’ve put together some simple ideas for DIY projects that are easy enough for even the least handy of folks.
If you are thinking about moving or selling anytime soon, now is the perfect time to do some updates. If not, you can simply enjoy the renewed space and show pride of ownership in your own home.
This has to be one of the easiest and cheapest ways to improve the look and feel of your home. The best way to declutter is to start with a plan. Make a list of what you want to achieve, whether it is a tidy office space, a play area for the kids or improved storage.
Start small. That could be either five minutes a day, one room at a time, or aim to donate at least one item a day, or fill and donate one bag of clothes you never wear. According to research, decluttering your home can add more than $2,500 to your home’s value. It has also been noted that when you declutter you are less stressed, more relaxed and have less anxiety.
Whether you are preparing to list your home for sale, or just wanting to clear your home of unwanted and necessary things, decluttering is a great place to start.
Say goodbye to those scuffs or chips on your walls! New paint can make your home look refreshed and clean. Whether you decide to do just a few touch-ups, paint an entire wall or change the color in a room, fresh paint will surely make a huge difference.
Research shows that a freshly painted home can increase its value up to $6,000. New paint also helps keep dust and allergens at bay. To go a step further, exterior paint will dramatically improve the curb appeal of your home and act as an added layer of protection against the elements.
These days, people are more conscientious than ever about which products they use. That’s why going with milk paint and non-toxic wood finishes are perfect for DIYers. A new paint colour can modernize your home or, in some cases, boost your mood depending on the colors you choose.
Painting your home is another inexpensive way to increase the value of your home, but if a DIY paint job is just not your thing, there are many qualified people in your area that won’t cost you an arm and leg.
Update Your Cabinets
An easy way to update your kitchen without doing a full renovation is to update the cabinets. Adding some built-in furniture such as shelves or a bench or simply replacing the door hardware with something sleeker or in a different finish can dramatically change the look of the space.
There are many options when it comes to updating or replacing cabinet door hardware. Some finish trends that you will find a lot of right now are flat black, gold and copper, but if you are someone who wants something that is not so trendy you can always select a finish that will stand the test of time such as chrome or brushed nickel.
Another simple change is to add pulls if you just have knobs or vice versa, or add a combination: knobs for doors and pulls for drawers. If you are wanting to update a bit more, you can always try painting the doors or adding under cabinet lighting.
Updating a kitchen is one of the best ways to add and increase the value of your home.
Studies have shown that once you do the work to update or renovate in your home by even just a small amount the resale value is considerably higher. When buyers or renters see a home that has been well taken care of, is clean and move-in ready, they tend to pay closer to asking price, which is exactly what you want.
These few ideas to increase the value of your home will absolutely help you in the resale of your home.