5 DIY Improvements to Make Your Home Look Great

Top Ideas for DIY Home Improvement ProjectsThinking of selling your home, but it's looking a little outdated? Or wanting to freshen up the interior or exterior on a budget? Simple Do-it-yourself (DIY) home improvement projects aren't as bad as they sound—or as difficult! All you need is a little imagination and maybe some Pinterest inspiration photos.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

First Impressions Are Everything

A home's curb appeal starts at the front door. What a prospective buyer sees is either quality and style or nothing at all. A project like changing the front door's colour or even replacing the door can make a huge difference. Even changing the door's hardware can completely change the look. Adding a nice outdoor pot with some plants or flowers can spruce the look of the exterior. All these types of projects are inexpensive DIYs that can increase the value of a home.

Do Simple Landscaping

There's nothing quite like a house that has a dishevelled look to it. Picture it—overgrown grass, dead plants and flowers, straggly bushes. Not exactly the best curb appeal. By maintaining the lawn and adding some flowers and greenery, a home can show its true value. Buy some inexpensive outdoor pots and fill them with flowers in the summer. Place them near the front and back doors.

Paint or Replace Kitchen Cabinets

The latest trend seems to be painting kitchen cabinets. This is a cheaper way of refreshing and updating a kitchen. Don't know how to paint? The cost to hire a professional painter is less than replacing the cabinets. After painting the cabinets, change out the hardware on cabinets and drawers. These two home improvement projects will create a new look and increase resale value.

Create Zen Spaces

It's hard not to like peaceful and tranquil spaces. A space for meditation, yoga, or reading allows potential buyers to feel calm and grounded. Add a water fountain and some diffusers to add even more Zen to the room. Many calming DIY projects also work great for setting up home offices.

Replace Area Rugs & Throw Pillows

It's amazing how a room can transform by changing out an area rug or tossing some new throw pillows on the sofa. Add some colour! Add some texture! Discount furniture and home accessory stores can provide bang for the buck, or you can even make your own throw pillows.

Home improvement projects don't have to be expensive and complicated. Add value and appeal to a home by doing DIY projects. Many online tutorials can help get homeowners started. Tackle small DIY projects before taking on the big stuff. You can even bring friends and family over to help get things done as a bonding activity.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

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