Your home can serve as a great investment.
Not only can a home serve as a place to reside but you can actually make a return on your investment.
But, the trick is… how can you make a return on your investment without breaking the bank?
Believe it or not, it can be done!
With a little elbow grease, you can DIY your way to a more valuable home.
I have scoured the internet for simple ways you can increase your home value.
This is especially important when you plan on selling your home. Below you will find some awesome tips that you can implement without going broke. Not only are these projects that you can do yourself, but most can be done with little money!
Get your pen and paper ready, you will want to write down some (if not all!) of these terrific ideas. Enjoy!
We are actually just finished our bathroom makeover, and I just have to tell you about my FAVORITE part of the whole thing. This awesome shower panel.
I remember reading one reviewer say that they would marry for this panel, and it really is that great.
And the best part was that it was one of the cheapest things we did in the whole renovation!
Check out the shower panel on Amazon
Paint your Kitchen Cabinets (in 1 day)
We did this in our bathroom and I was both surprised how easy it was and how quick it was.
You can do this in a single day with this kit from Amazon..
Update Your Laundry Space
DIY Crown Molding
Change Your Light Fixtures
DIY Built-in Billy Bookcases
Add a Bedroom by Installing a Closet in Your Den
Add a Corrugated Steel Privacy Fence
Tension Rods + Bookshelves = Instant Closet System
Instant Curb Appeal with Paint
Give Your Appliances a Face Lift
Get this conversion kit from Amazon.com
DIY Board & Batten Wall
DIY Wood Flooring
Add Baseboards to Freshly Painted Rooms
Spruce up Landscape with Drought Tolerant Plants
Hi – I don’t have any special ideas but I’d love to see ideas about how to spruce up a garage. Thx, W
well you are in luck! https://seedtime.com/diy-garage-organization-ideas/
We have some home improvements in the horizon before we sell or rent our house to include:
– Kitchen – complete upgrade of appliances and cabinets though (we are beyond paint)
– Crown molding
– Vinyl Siding
– Landscaping for curb appeal
Kalen @ MoneyMiniBlog says
This is great! I have seen what painting kitchen cabinets can do for a kitchen. It makes a huge difference. Staining is also an option if the wood is still good and high quality.
Gail Snyder says
-Change the hardware in cabinets.
-Tip installing crown molding is frustrating, do it with someone you don’t want to end up divorcing, I stayed out of it and am still married.
-Take pictures of each room like you are a home appraiser and look at he pictures. I knew our house was looking good when a home appraisal came back and looking at the picture I though the place looked better than I thought.
-For the somewhat talented, nasally can lights to remove the cluttered look that different light fixtures are in a larger open floor plan. We did this in the kitchen, dining, family room (really all one big room) removing 2 ugly ceiling fans and an old cheep light fixture).
-Can lights, change interior liner color. we had black lined can lights and a white ceiling, replacing just the interior liner with white looks much better.
-Ceiling fans are ugly (my opinion) but really useful. A good improvement is to replace a ceiling fan that has lights with a plane ceiling fan the same color as your ceiling then for light use lamps and/or install can lights in the ceiling for a much cleaner look, also less to clean.
Michele Clark says
I have been painting my house (and classroom) for free. I get left over paint at the hazardous waste drop off. I’ve gotten a full 5 gallon bucket to smaller pints. I mix paints to get the colors I want. There are always large amounts of neutral colors which are perfect if you are sprucing up to sell. Just got paint for my cabinets too. It’s been a fun challenge to come up with the colors I want.
marina metelskaya says
plus another tip is to keep your house clean. i know a couple who wanted to buy a house, but did not buy it because it was dirty: unwashed floors, dust everywhere, stains, etc.
Great ideas here, thanks….one thought, tension rods are not going to stand up to a full load of clothes.
A white shower curtain rod would be sturdy(properly installed) or pipe from the plumbing department with the correct ends. I’d make sure there were washers at every point touching MDF. It isn’t strong material..
The cabinets in my kitchen and bathrooms are made from birch and had been stained. The doors and drawer fronts were completely flat with no handles. I added 3″ lattice to the doors and drawers to make Shaker style cabinets. I painted them and added pulls. A total transformation for just a few dollars!
Print off funky patterns and then laminate them. After that stick them onto wall to create a fabulous tiled wall for next to nothing 🙂
I really want to know what the color of paint that is in the closet picture. Any idea?
It looks like Watery by Sherwin Williams to me. I used it in one of my bathrooms and really like it!