The DIY craze is showing no signs of slowing down, and DIY projects are a great way to inject some personality into your house. It’s also a great way to improve your house on a budget. And when done right, DIY projects that might seem simple on the surface could end up adding thousands in value to your home.
The question remains, what kind of home projects can I do myself that will increase my home value? And which ones are simple enough to realistically be able to do them myself? Here are a few suggestions that you can try.
Create a Pot Garden
You may not have the money or the skills to do some advanced landscaping work, but a pot garden can be a great way to make your backyard more attractive. You could even get creative and make some garden decorations yourself as well. You could add some mason jar suspended lights for instance. Or paint an old bicycle in a solid color and use the basket as a pot. Try to be creative, but make sure that you don’t personalize the space too much however as you may put off some buyers.
Build or Fix a Deck
One of the best things you can do yourself if you want to increase the value of your home is adding a deck. You could also consider fixing your deck if it has some issues. But, whether you would like to build or fix your deck, it’s important to start with the right equipment. When done correctly, a brand new deck could add a few thousand dollars to your property. And you can build one on your own for a fraction of the price you’d have to pay for a contractor.
Repainting a bedroom or the hallway can be a great way to make the house pop and bring it back to life. You can dramatically enhance a living area by creating an accent wall. Or add a touch of luxury to any bedroom by painting the ceiling in a different color.
Another thing that you can do to enhance your curb appeal is paint your home’s front door in a color that compliments your home. This might seem like a small detail, but real estate agents agree that a nice door can be a deciding factor when people look for a house, and can significantly increase a home’s perceived value. And the best thing is that it can be done on your own on a shoestring budget.
Change the House Number and Mailbox
But why stop with the front door? If you want to increase your curb appeal even more, go for a mailbox upgrade and change the house number to something that pops. Also make sure that you change the front door’s fixtures so they match.
As you can see, there are tons of things that you can do on your own to make your house stand out and increase its value. Make sure that you consider all of these, and only embark on projects you feel you’ll be able to finish.