If you own a home and plan on staying in it for a long while, increasing the value of your home may not be on the forefront of your mind. But if you are able to find the time and the means, upgrading your home and trying to keep its value up is always a good idea, even if you don’t plan on selling anytime soon. The good news is that increasing the value of your home doesn’t always have to cost money. There are many small things you can easily do on your own to help you. Here are 4 DIY things you can do that might help you increase the value of your home.
Painting the interior or exterior of your house is something simple to do that you can pretty easily do yourself. It is also relatively inexpensive to do, and won’t take up more than a week (or much less, depending on the size of the space you’re painting). But such a small change can make a pretty huge difference and can increase the value of your home by several thousand dollars.
Power-washing the exterior of your home and all of the surrounding driveway and sidewalk areas can help to freshen up the entire look of your home and make it more presentable and welcoming. This can increase the value exponentially and help you to sell your house fast.
Landscaping the outside of your home by adding plants, pulling weeds, and keeping everything trimmed and nice looking is another excellent way to add value to your home. The exterior, including your front yard, is one of the first things people see when they come to your house. Neighbors and passersby alike will see the outside of your home and possibly judge you for it. Fixing it up and making it look as good as possible will only help to increase the selling value. The great thing is that so much of this can easily be done yourself.
Adding on a back house, a garage, an extra room, or even something simple like a porch or deck can do a great deal to make the market value of your home go up. It can also make it feel like a much more pleasant and homey place to be while you are living there. If you decide to add an extra room or more, you will add square footage to the home and create more space which will be great for you as well as whoever lives there next!
Increasing the value of your home doesn’t need to be something that causes stress in your life, financial or otherwise. Lower the costs and learn a couple new skills by doing things yourself as much as you can. This will be fun and liberating and you will end up with a home that’s worth even more than it was when you started!