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DIY Fixes That Increase Your Home’s Value

DIY Fixes That Increase Your Home’s Value

Did that offer on your dream home finally get approved? Congratulations! Now it’s time to fix up your current home and put it on the market.

Selling a house is one of the most exciting and terrifying things you will ever do. There is a lot of worry and wondering “what if?” What if your home doesn’t sell fast enough? What if the offers are too low? What can you do to increase your home’s value?

To help you ease your worry, here are a few DIY fixes that won’t cost you a fortune to do and will add tremendous value to your home.

Add Fresh Paint

A fresh coat of paint will brighten up the walls and rejuvenate your rooms. It’s also easy to do yourself in one weekend.

When choosing your paint colors, opt for neutral tones. This will appeal to a larger group of people, which will help your home sell faster. Beige, grey, and white are the preferred colors for painting your rooms.

Eclectic Bedroom on Houzz

Eclectic Bedroom on Houzz

Boost Curb Appeal

Remember, first impressions are permanent. From the moment prospective buyers pull into the driveway, they’re judging whether or not your home is in good condition and whether it’s the perfect next home for their family.

Boost your curb appeal by finally trimming back those bushes, pulling the weeds, and adding decorative rock. It’ll make a strong first impression on the people considering buying your house.

Traditional Landscape by Tarrytown Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers Westover Landscape Design, Inc.

Traditional Landscape by Tarrytown Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers Westover Landscape Design, Inc.

Add New Flooring

Wait a second! Isn’t it expensive to hire someone to install new flooring for you? Yes, it can be, but you can also do it yourself and save lots of money.

New flooring is one of the easiest ways to make your home look well maintained and new. With the right flooring, you can DIY the installation and give your house a much deserved upgrade.

Installing laminate flooring is just about as easy as putting together a toddler’s puzzle. All you do is simply click and lock each piece together until the flooring fits the room. It’s easy, it looks impressive, and it’s far less expensive than hiring a professional contractor.

Quick-Step Reclaime UF1574 Heathered Oak

Quick-Step Reclaime UF1574 Heathered Oak

Update Fixtures

Fixtures are not that expensive. Updating your home’s fixtures will instantly bring a sense of newness to your home, making it look more modern and a little more expensive. In the bathroom, update your towel bars and light fixtures. In your kitchen, add newer track lighting and upgraded cabinet handles or knobs.

Contemporary Kitchen by New York Photographers Rikki Snyder

Contemporary Kitchen by New York Photographers Rikki Snyder

Ready to get started?

Put on your tool belt and tackle one project at a time. The sooner you start, the more you’ll be able to accomplish on your own. Small updates add up fast over time. Tackle these and other DIY projects and watch your home fly off the market faster and for more money than you expected.

Have you done any of these projects? Any project that you would like to see? Tell us in the comments below!

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About Kimberly Crossland

Kimberly Crossland is a guest writer for Bestlaminate's Blog and founder of the GetVailAz.com. She has an unnatural obsession with the power of words, which is really cool because she can speak two languages: English and Danish. Her other job titles include wife and dog-walker.

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