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DIY projects offer great ways of improving the condition of your property and adding value, especially if you want to sell your home. The cost of doing home improvements can be so high but DIY projects offer great return on investment. If you are thinking of putting your house on the market and you want to revamp it, here are five DIY projects that you should consider.
1. Keep the house clean.
Cleanliness is one of the factors that greatly influence first impressions. It is essential to keep your house clean, from the floor to the walls and ceilings. Remove any unnecessary clutter, pick up items and neatly store them in an organized manner. Wipe off the smudge marks on doors, windows, and mirrors. Remove old popcorn ceilings and refresh the bathrooms. A clean and organized house is one of the cheapest and easiest ways of attracting buyers.
2. Revamp the kitchen.
According to most property experts, a revamped kitchen is one of the parts in your house that has a great value of return. A lot of buyers love kitchens that are spacious with well-fitting and working appliances. Some of the DIY projects that you can do for your kitchen include painting the cabinets, replacing old cabinet doors or handles, and upgrading appliances such as microwaves, stoves, and dishwashers among others. When you are upgrading your kitchen appliances, consider choosing products that are made of stainless steel.
3. Replace the carpet with hardwood floors.
Hardwood floors are currently the most preferred floor type. Home sellers should consider this because most homebuyers are picking houses with hardwood floors compared to those with wall-to-wall carpets. Although the idea of replacing your carpet with wood floors may seem to be a daunting task, if you use the right tools, then this DIY project can be less demanding and cost-friendly. Get the right materials and do plenty of research before you begin this task. Hardwood floors are also known to produce high returns on investments.
The biggest factor which positively impacts curb appeal is landscaping. Any type of yard work which improves the external appearance of your home has significant benefits. Spruce up your home by watering the plants, removing weeds, and raking the leaves. You can also install some walkway pavers in order to create an attractive garden path. Use low-maintenance landscaping techniques like choosing plants that are drought tolerant or using mulch beds.
5. Lighting Fixture
It simply takes simple updates to brighten your home. You don’t even need to break your bank account because all you have to do is open the windows, remove curtains that are outdated or curtains that block natural light, clean the skylights, and if you have lighting fixtures which are old, replace them with new ones. You can also use modern-ceiling fans or beautiful chandeliers to enhance lighting and appearance.
These DIY projects will have a great impact on the value of your home. If you are planning to put your home on market, the above-listed techniques offer cost-effective ways of transforming your property. These DIY improvements could be what a potential buyer is looking for in a property.