If you’re planning to tackle some springtime home improvement, make good use of your time and choose projects that add value to your home. Here are some easy, DIY tasks that will increase your property’s comfort and appeal.
Update Your Entryway
According to real estate agents, exterior home improvements are at the top of the list of projects that boost a home’s value, from installing new siding to adding shutters or replacing windows. A sale can happen largely based on the exterior of the property alone.
A new front door might not seem like the best investment, but an attractive front entryway improves curb appeal and makes your home attractive to buyers. Paint the front door in a bold color, install a new handle, and update the lighting fixtures on the porch.
If you have the budget, install a new steel door. A steel door increases home security and has insulating properties that are great for your home’s energy efficiency.
Add Value to Your Home with Paint
Interior walls look new again when you add a fresh coat of paint. Paint is an easy and cost-effective way to add value and improve your living spaces. Spend a weekend repainting the living room or kitchen. It’s a quick way to freshen up the look and feel of a room.
Maintain the Landscaping
Shrubs, greenery, and bright flowers add curb appeal to any property. Design your outdoor spaces for the seasons by using perennial plants that are native to your area. Local plants are easier to maintain and require less water. You’ll save money, the foliage will make the yard more attractive, and you’ll add value to the property.
Minor Updates Add Value to Your Home
A kitchen or bathroom remodel is one of the best ways to add value. However, remodels are expensive and time-consuming. If you don’t have the time or budget for a complete makeover, take the time to clean, repair, and repaint the walls to instantly update a room.
Another easy way to modernize the space is by installing new light fixtures. Replace dated fixtures with newer models or, if your budget is tight, use textured spray paint to boost the look of current lighting fixtures.
Finally, add new cabinet hardware. The handles and knobs on kitchen and bathroom cabinets easily reveal the age of the home. Newer versions will go a long way in improving the visual appeal of your space.