Whether you are planning to put up your house on the market for sale, or thinking about renovations for Christmas, home improvement projects can be costly and time consuming.
But with these simple DIY projects, they don’t have to be! You can easily start this weekend, and greatly increase your home’s value with a little time and effort.
1 – A New House Number Plate
Want to impress people – or buyers – even before they enter your house? Start with the exterior and with the most basic DIY hack. You can either polish or shine your existing number plate, or build a new one that matches the door and the wall.
2 – Improve The Look Of Your Curb
A green curb literally makes the best impression; trim the grass and add drought-tolerant plants, and it will change the overall look of your house.
Go for low maintenance plants that do not require a lot of effort to grow, unless you want to spend hours on pruning and mowing.
3 – Hammock For Backyard
Add a hammock in your backyard to enjoy a relaxing weekend with a cup of tea and your favorite book. It really makes the best hangout spot in the house, especially during summers.
Remember, it’s the small things that make your home look cozy and inviting!
4 – Repaint Your Garage Door
A fresh new coat of paint on your garage door not only lends a pop of color to your exterior, but also makes your house look as good as new.
Opt for colors like red, green, yellow, etc. to truly standout in a neighborhood filled with traditionally styled homes.
5 – Lighting Fixtures
The right lighting and fixture can change the look of the room all-together – you just have to be creative.
If you don’t have the budget to buy new ceiling fixtures, then a good idea is to simply cut up a piece of wood in circular shapes, install Edison bulbs, and hook them up to the ceiling. Voila, you have a fancy new chandelier that any prospect walking into your house is bound to love.
6 – Floating Shelves
Floating shelves are not only super easy to build, but they also don’t require a lot of effort to install. You can simply buy these shelves in varying sizes, or build them as a weekend project.
They’ll not only give your home a trendy vibe, especially if you paint them in bright colors, but you’ll also have extra storage space – a concern that many prospective buyers have.
7 – Remove The Carpet
Cleaning your carpet is a very tedious task – why not just remove it?
If you feel that your floor is not up to the latest trend, you can stain, or paint it with your favorite stencil for a new look. To further enhance the look, you can place a matching rug to really make your floors pop.
8 – Change Door Knobs And Cabinet Handles
We often ignore these little fixtures, but they can add great value to your house. So, start by replacing all the door knobs and handles that you think need a makeover.
Alternatively, you can make worn out fixtures look as good as new with a fresh coat of polish.
9 – Repaint The Walls
Walls define your house; scratches, stains, or old wallpapers can adversely affect your home’s value, and ruin look of your interior.
Simply repaint your walls with a fresh, neutral color to make the rooms look spacious, and clean.
10 – Re-Organize Your Laundry Room
A laundry room that actually makes you want to spend time washing and folding clothes in there? Imagine how great it would look to people who are thinking of buying the house.
You don’t have to spend a lot of time and money on this project; simply install shelves above the washing machine, and organize everything in neat little wooden baskets.
11 – Paint The Cabinets
Tired of seeing the same old brown cupboards in your kitchen? Want a fresh and open vibe in the room?
Paint your cabinets a bright color; this is not only more cost effective than installing new ones, but you can make this a fun, weekend DIY project with your family.
12 – Check Your Electrical Wiring
This is especially important if you have to put your house on the market, and want to get a good valuation. Install new switch boards, and check that all electrical wiring and outlets are up to code.
While some of these will require you to hire professional help, there are many small things that you can fix on your own – for example, your door bell, lights, garden sprinkler etc.
That’s it – these are some of the easiest ways to increase the curb appeal of your house, and its overall value.