DIY Pandemic Home Projects to Add Value to Your Home
If you are hoping to put your home on the market in the near future or just some time in the future there are many home projects that you can do yourself while you have the time at home to add value to your property.
The average return on investment when you sell your home for improvement projects is 63.7% of the project cost when the home is sold within a year says Remodeling Magazines 2020 Cost vs. Value Report.
Here are Some Easy Improvements You Can Make to Your Home to Add Value
Paint the Interior
Fresh paint goes a long way on a first impression to buyers. It gives a home a fresh and clean feeling and a sense that the home has been well cared for by the current owners. Just make sure to put care into this project and do it correctly. Take the time to properly clean and prep surfaces, tape off edges, doorways, and trim. Consider applying a second coat to ensure even and a consistent color and stick to a neutral color so it appeals to most buyers.
Freshen Up the Yard
Yard work improves curb appeal and we all know that curb appeal can do wonders to sell a home. Now is a great time to get out in your hard and spruce it up even if it is mainly for the purpose of wanting to hang out in it more. Replace tired or dead plants with fresh ones. Consider planting a vegetable garden. The most appealing landscapes for home buyers are low maintenance ones with decorative outdoor living spaces.
Perk Up the Bathroom
Outdated and tired bathrooms do not feel like a peaceful place for self-care. You can totally overhaul the bathroom or give it a quick facelift by changing out the hardware on your vanity and the lights. A new faucet helps too, especially a touchless faucet during this pandemic.
Makeover the Closet
Master closets with upgraded shelving and organization appeal to buyers. Walking into a master suite that has a walk-in closet is nice, but walking into that closet and discovering a nice shelving system that makes keeping your clothes organized is the icing on the cake. Upgrading the interior of your closet is actually more simple than you think. There are some great online sites that ask for your closet measurements and then give you options about what would work in your space. Pick out the best one and the system with directions get shipped right to your door.
What about outside? Maybe a playhouse?
Give the Kitchen Cabinets a Facelift
This one takes some patience and time, but if you are dedicated the work is not hard and you will end up with a totally new and fresh kitchen. The best way to accomplish the task is to remove the cabinets from the wall and then sand the existing finish and dust and prep for new stain or paint.
This one takes less work and more money, but after doing it you will see a nice return on investment. Homes with quality and up to date kitchen appliances get the best return on investment.
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