5 Simple DIY Projects to Add Value and Appeal to Your Home During Shelter in Place
Whether you’re looking to sell your home down the road or you’re getting ready to put your home on the market soon, there are many home improvement projects you can do on your own to add value to your home during Quarantine. We created a list of DIY projects which would help to add value to your home. Not only do they add value to your home, they are easy DIY projects that will leave you feeling satisfied and accomplished. You can even include your children just get them involved in helping clean up the garden or with helping declutter their own spaces!
1. Paint Paint colors can boost your home’s value more than you would imagine. If you’re planning to list your home on the market, one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to increase its value is also one of the simplest: Paint! It’s a small investment for a big return. Neutral colors make it easier for buyers to imagine themselves living there as the paint goes with just about anything. Many buyers also don’t want to shell out extra cash to paint after closing.
2.Landscaping/Yard Clean Up A well-landscaped home has a significant price advantage over a home without it. Cleaning/weeding flower beds, mulching flower beds, trimming back shrubs and trees (this is really important to have no trees or branches sit up against your house because it makes it easier for pests to get in). Make sure to clean the gutters, porches and sweep the spiderwebs from these areas.
3. Decluttering Decluttering is a great way to add value to your home. An often overlooked, inexpensive way to yield a big return is from a thorough home cleaning. You only get one opportunity to make a good first impression! Decluttering not only makes your home look cleaner, it also gives the appearance of having a larger space. This is important because upgrading to a larger home is among the top reasons that people move. Here is 3 must-do decluttering steps STEP 1: Remove all personal items.This includes:
large collections on display (think knick-knacks, )
STEP 2: Remove excess and worn furnitureYou want to remove any furniture that’s crowding your rooms and anything that’s not in excellent shape. Think banged up corners, worn or torn fabric, old and tired throw pillows and blankets, etc. This may feel like an extreme measure but it’s completely worth it. For one thing, taking out extra furniture instantly makes your home look larger. Big win! Buyers aren’t going to miss those extra side tables or coffee table. STEP 3: Declutter all your other stuff!The way I see it, you can either declutter the unnecessary stuff NOW or you can spend time, energy and MONEY to move it and continue NOT to use it. You may have held on to the old worn furniture or that old sport equipment for years. But when you think of packing, loading and unpacking ALL THAT STUFF, there’s a switch in your head that gets flipped that makes it suddenly seem very attractive to let it go.
4. Deep Cleaning Most realtors recommend cleaning your home before showings. Think beyond your standard vacuuming routine. Instead, try to look at your home like a professional cleaner, because you may overlook something that may not be in your field of awareness, like the sheen of fingerprints on cabinet doors. A home that is clean and well taken care of shows buyers how loved and well maintained your home is. Who doesn’t want to move in a home like that?
5.Repair Small Items Around Your House Repair or replace defective door knobs or locks, replace burnt out light bulbs or light fixtures that are out of order, replace old and discolored light switches and electrical outlet covers and any other home improvement projects you would like to work on with the best of your ability and helps to improve your house value.