If you are thinking about selling your home, easy DIY projects are a great way to increase your home’s value without doing a full renovation. These low-cost suggestions can be done over a weekend and without professional help. Here are my suggestions for DIY projects to increase your home’s value before selling.
First impressions are extremely important when it comes to selling your home. The first thing potential buyers will see is the exterior of your home, so sprucing up your yard is a great way to make a good first impression. Remove or replace dead plants, trim anything overgrown, and pull any pesky weeds. Consider pressure washing your driveway and walkways. These tasks can be done over a weekend and are sure to improve your home’s outward appearance.
Painting your interior walls is one of the easiest and most cost-effective projects you can do to increase your home’s sale value. As previously stated, a first impression is everything and potential buyers will be turned off by old wallpaper, unusual paint colors, and dingy walls. To make your interior look its best, I recommend freshening up your walls with a neutral color that will appeal to a large number of people.
Clean Your Carpets
You may not have the funds or time to replace the carpet in your home, but giving your floors a deep clean is an easy way to impress potential buyers. Dirty, stained carpets are definitely a deterrent and a dirty house has a lower perceived value. If done yourself, carpet cleaning is an inexpensive way task. Check out your local grocery or hardware store, where carpet cleaning machines can be rented for about $40 for a 24 hour period.
Upgrade Your Fixtures
Kitchen and bathroom renovations can be costly and time consuming, but there are things you can do to spruce up those spaces. Consider adding updated pulls or knobs to your kitchen and bathroom cabinets. Swap out faucets and add new doorknobs throughout the house. Choosing fixtures with a cohesive look and color is a great way to give your home a finished look.
Spending a little time and money on these DIY projects is sure to pay off when you sell your home. You will save money by doing these tasks yourself and make more money when you are ready to sell. As your preferred Realtor, I’d be happy to give you further recommendations for increasing your home’s value before you list. Contact me today to get started.