If you want to boost your home value, for any reason you may have, whether to simply feel more comfortable in it, or in order to sell it sometime in the future, there are some simple DIY improvement projects you could take on.
When it comes to adding value to your home, most people do it with the thought of potentially selling it sometime. We all like to know our home’s actual worth, what potential buyers are looking for, and how we can make our house ideal, first for ourselves, and then for the potential buyer. When it comes to the real estate market, it is a tough and competitive one, so if want your house to compete in it, you need to take some proactive steps. And they don’t even need to be very big. You’d be surprised how only a few changes and improvements can make your house bright up and stand out.
Home improvement usually means big projects or remodeling, but when it comes to adding value to your home, there is no need to start major projects that could take a long time and cost you a lot of money. There are some simple DIY improvements that you could finish fast and on a small budget. If you are ready and willing to put in some work yourself, you can easily renew, refresh and improve your house.
Refresh your home with a new coat of paint
Painting or repainting is an easy and quick task, and with the help of your family and friends you can turn it into a fun project. You can repaint your entire house or freshen up only certain rooms that could do with a new coat of paint. You can choose to completely change the colors of your walls – for example, paint everything white and then play with furniture colors or accessories and ornaments, or go for a specific style such as light, pastel colors all around the house.
Painting is one of the simplest, yet most effective things you could do for your home’s value. It will make your home look fresh, clean and maintained.
Do a detailed inspection of your house
Take a good look around your house, inspect all the rooms and areas, especially those you don’t use very often. There are bound to be some small repairs or clean-ups to do. Many of us often have a room or a space, such as the garage, that we use as storage, usually for things we don’t like or need around the house, some that are broken, or some that are old or outdated but we can’t seem to say goodbye to them. Now is probably the time to do it. Go through all of those things and try to get rid of as much as you can. You may end up with an entirely new room that can be turned into an office space, a playroom, or simply leave it empty for the potential buyer to decide how to use it.
Another important thing is to check for any kind of damage, cracks, or leaks around the house. Those are the things that take away from the value of your house, and can be fixed in no time.
Increase the curb appeal
First impressions matter. There is nothing like a nicely landscaped and maintained front yard, roof garden refurbished the way it fits to your best, a beautiful porch or the entrance itself to add some value and catch someone’s attention. If you don’t already have some, plant a few trees around the house, they will add to the curb appeal as well as provide shade when they grow tall enough. Add some shrubbery and colorful plants, but don’t overdo it to make it look tacky. Sometimes, less is more. Also, make sure your lawn is regularly mowed.
Check your air quality
Bad air quality inside your house could lead to some health problems, such as allergies or asthma, so make sure to inspect it. Improving the air quality inside your home is not complicated or difficult. You can first call a professional and have them test you indoors. It doesn’t not take long and it doesn’t cost much. The most common source of allergens, pollutants and mold are carpets, old, worn out ones, or those that haven’t been cleaned in a while. So if the test shows a lower air quality, first take care of your carpets. Throw the old ones out, clean the others, or simply replace them with some nice affordable flooring, such as laminate or tiles.