8 DIY Upgrades That Will Skyrocket the Value of Your Home
Seriously, there’s probably no better time to sell your house than now. Even if you don’t plan to sell your house in the immediate future, simple DIY upgrades can add long-term value to your home!
But, not all DIY home upgrades are created the same. According to the National Association of Realtors’ (NAR) Remodeling Impact Report, out of 20 home project improvements, only 3 of them recouped the cost of investment when it came time to sell. That’s why we’re here to point you in the right direction. Here are 8 DIY upgrades that will skyrocket the value of your home.
Install Some Outdoor Lighting
Not only does outdoor lighting provide a more aesthetic feel to your home, but it also adds an additional layer of safety. There are a variety of outside lights to choose from, and they can all add value to your home. For starters, consider installing some post or wall lights.
Upgrade Your Entryway
The entryway is the first big impression that you give off to your guests and prospective buyers. It’s important to get it right.
Trim The Nature Around Your House
A little landscaping can go a long way – and it really doesn’t cost much at all. Make sure that the nature around your home and the yard are trimmed, mowed, and ready to be showcased to potential buyers. For trees, it might be a good idea to work with a professional tree maintenance service. When branches are pruned correctly, the branches won’t grow back in those spots.
Fill Holes and Cracks in the Walls
Whether there’s a giant dent in your wall, or small holes and cracks – both are equally important to cover. Filling holes and cracks is a relatively easy DIY project that does not require a lot of equipment or money to do.
Repaint Your Property (and Choose Neutral Colors)
To cover the “blemishes” (or, what buyers consider blemishes anyways) of your home, it’s important to repaint the property. This is especially the case if your home is painted in bold colors. Buyers prioritize neutral colors like grays, whites, and creams because they are versatile and offer a clean slate.
Carpets have their place in the world, but old carpet is never a good sign. Over time, carpets can get stained, smell, and become threadbare – which are all things that are never ever desirable. We recommend replacing old carpet with laminate or wooden floors which offer that neutral and clean look that prospective buyers are looking for.
Reglaze Your Tub
There’s no need to dish out hundreds (or even thousands) of dollars to replace your tub. Opt to reglaze your tub to elevate your tub, add a sparkling shine, and attract prospective buyers.
Upgrade Your Closet Storage Space
A few racks and shelves can make the smallest closet storage spaces look aesthetic and functional. Consider adding shelving, rows of hangers, or even lighting in your closet storage space to elevate the entire space.