There are benefits of having a professional do your home renovation projects—but they are oftentimes costly. If you want to save money, there are numerous do-it-yourself projects you can do that will help you to increase your home value.
Which projects will have a significant return? Here are 3 worth considering:
1. Paint the Inside of your Home
Painting is a great way to give your home a whole new fresh look. Picking the appropriate colors for the size and lighting of each space is key in making it attractive. Be aware that neutral colors such as whites and creams are safe color choices; however, there are plenty of bolder colors to select from that will make each room stand out. You can get good color ideas from home and décor magazines for inspiration.
One option to consider is doing accent walls, which take up less time to paint, but create a lively contrast against neutral colors. Depending on how many rooms you tackle, painting can take as little as a couple of hours to as much as a week or so. Just know that it’ll make each living space so much more appealing.
2. Do Low-Maintenance Landscaping
Curb appeal goes a long ways; the more you can beautify the outside of your home, the better. One thing you can start off doing is to trim back hedges and remove any plants that don’t add any real benefit to the look of the yard. Trimming back overgrown shrubs away from windows will even help ensure extra home protection against burglars.
Adding mulch and pine straw will also create a nice touch and you can go a step further by planting new bushes or trees along walkways or other key areas. You don’t have to do too much or spend an arm and a leg to make this project worthwhile.
3. Replace Carpet Floors
New flooring can greatly increase both the value and the desirability of your home, yet for some, replacing carpeted floors sounds like an impossible DIY project, but there are many tutorials that can be watched (like on YouTube) as well as instructional books that can be read.
Whether you want to update your current floors to luxury vinyl, laminate, bamboo or hardwood, many of these material can be “clicked” together when installed—not everything requires it being nailed or glued down. What you will likely need is a proper saw and other necessary tools, which can be rented at your local hardware store (such as Home Depot or Lowes).