Are you considering selling your home in the future? You may want to start thinking about your home value. Look around your house and ask yourself one question.
Would you buy it? If you’re hesitant to answer it might be time to do a little refresh. Even if you’re not planning on selling, it’s nice to live in a place that you can be proud of.
There are plenty of beginner home improvement projects that are both inexpensive and simple to do in a single weekend. So, grab your tools and let’s get started. Keep reading to learn how to beautify your house.
1. Start at the Entrance
First impressions are everything, so you want to start your renovation efforts at the front door. Repaint the door to a bright, cheery color and replace the old, dingy handle.
Give the entrance a touch of life by adding a few potted plants and replace your worn-out doormat. Once the outside looks great, venture to your inside entrance.
Put a storage table by the door and add a place where people can hang their hats and keys. Put up a portrait above the storage table for a classy finishing touch.
2. Add a Fresh Coat of Paint
Nothing can breathe life back into a place quite like a fresh coat of paint. If you’re planning on selling your home, go for a neutral color such as white or beige. You want potential buyers to see themselves relaxing in your house after all.
That won’t be easy for them if the walls are bright purple. If you’re not selling your home, you have free reign to paint the walls whatever color you want as long as it matches the furniture.
Speaking of furniture, give them a splash of paint to update them as well. If the cabinets in your kitchen are peeling you can repaint or stain them to make them look brand new.
3. Fix Up Your Yard
Your front entrance isn’t the only part of your yard that deserves a little TLC. Fix up the entire thing to up your curb appeal. Plant the garden you’ve been thinking about for a while or learn how to build a fence.
If there’s garbage flooding your yard, gather it up and take it to the dump. Pull out any old, dying weeds and plants and throw them out as well.
4. Level Up Your Lighting
Lighting sets a certain mood. You don’t want that mood to be a bad one so it’s time to level up your fixtures. Open up a few windows to let in the natural light and let fresh air circulate through the place.
If you like the idea of using natural light, toss out any curtains that are blocking it from coming in. Cleaning your dirty fixtures will improve the lighting in a room and clear up dust at the same time.
If you have any outdated fixtures you can replace them with more modern ones and don’t forget to add a ceiling fan to the rooms that don’t have one. It acts as a light fixture and it circulates air.
5. Redo Your Bathroom
We’re not saying you should redo the entire bathroom (that would take way longer than a weekend) but little improvements can make a huge difference. Replace your old towels with new ones if you have them out on display.
Update the faucet on your bathroom sink and while you’re at it, install a new showerhead too. If your cabinets are looking a bit old, get new handles. You’re sure to find a new set that matches the decor in your bathroom.
6. Replace Your Old Faucet
When potential buyers are checking out your house the first thing they will notice is the kitchen. You may not be able to replace every appliance in the room but what you can do is make little changes.
Buy a new faucet and install it. Make sure that whatever faucet that you buy matches up with the sink that you have. If you’re buying a new sink, install the faucet before you put it in place.
7. Outdoor String Lights
If you have a lot of outdoor gatherings, you’re going to need to have something to light up the space so people can see what they’re doing. String lights can create a beautiful outdoor oasis.
The lights that you buy should be weather resistant. If they’re not, you may not have them long before they’re destroyed by the elements.
8. Update Your Hardware
On top of painting your kitchen cabinets, it may be a good idea to upgrade the hardware as well. Grab some handles that match the decor of the other things in your kitchen and install the new handles.
It won’t take much to do the job. All you need is a screwdriver.
9. Create Storage Space
If you don’t have anywhere to put your spare stuff, your home will begin to get pretty cluttered. If you don’t already have storage areas, you’ll have to add them yourself. Grab some bins and stuff them under your bed.
Buy shelves that are already assembled or put some together yourself. It won’t take too much work to do that. All you have to do is follow the basic instructions that come in the box.
Get a rack to put your coats on so they’re not draped over couches or laying on the floor.
Beginner Home Improvement Projects That Will Make Your Home Value Skyrocket
Even if you’re not selling your home any time soon, it’s a good idea to do little beginner home improvement projects to increase your home value anyway. Doing so will ensure that you’re happy and comfortable with the place where you live until the day comes when you do decide to leave it.
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