These days many homeowners are interested in ideas for things that increase the value of their homes especially if they can do them on a budget. Some home improvement projects can be done yourself which will save you more money while making your home an even nicer place to live. No matter if you are interested in giving your home a facelift or if you are prepping for a sale, here is a list of DIY ideas that can increase the value of your home.
Paint - A room that is freshly painted using neutral colors will look presentable but will also appeal to a larger audience if you are considering a sale in the near future. Lighter and brighter colors for smaller rooms can help create an illusion for more space as well.
Window Treatments - Don’t buy the cheapest blinds possible, consider upgrading to nicer wood blinds or even fabric drapes with decorative hardware that complements. The enhanced feature can oftentimes bring color and elevated style into your room’s decor.
Front Door - Is your front door plain and dull? Consider upgrading it to a decorative one with detail or a glass insert. The front door is one of the first and last things that all buyers will see when they preview your home.
Fixtures - Update those dated or worn fixtures. This includes switch plates, outlet covers, doorknobs, curtains and light fixtures. These items can be fairly inexpensive but bring your home into modern day looking fresh.
Closet Systems - An organized closet will always appear larger and more spacious. Consider installing a storage system that will keep all of your belongings well organized going forward.
Ceiling fans - Keep the air fresh and circulating by installing ceiling fans. These can provide enhanced aesthetics while the function is an added value for keeping things cool and more efficient.
Bathrooms - Don’t neglect your bathroom fixtures. Old and outdated fixtures can really make your bathroom look older and out of date. Towel bars, shower heads and even vanity hardware can all make a big difference when replaced with new styles.
Crown Moldings - Add crown moldings to your ceilings to character and luxury at a small cost. The wood can be purchased at most local hardware stores and installed with a nail gun. As long as you have the tools and put in the effort, this can be an inexpensive way to add great value.
Door Mat - It may sound insignificant, but a large, fresh door mat will give a warm and welcoming introduction of your home and set the tone for all visitors.
Hardware - Old hardware can make your cabinets look dated and even cheap. For not a lot of money you can purchase some modern knobs and pulls that will give the whole room a much needed improvement. This is a very simple trick you can do with just a screwdriver.