Regardless if you are planning to move this spring, down the road or aren’t even sure how long you will be in your current home, it is always good to invest in updates to your home each year. When the time does come to sell, your home will already have the updates needed in order for it to be ready to put on the market and allow you to avoid the time and money for a costly remodel all at once before you move. Parry Custom Homes, a premier builder for Pittsburgh custom homes, shares DIY updates you can do it your home today, that will increase its value in the long run.
A nice kitchen is one of the main things buyers look at and look for in a new home, so making some upgrades to your kitchen can pay off in the long run. However, why not enjoy the upgrades you make for your kitchen yourself while you are still living in and enjoying your home?
A great do it yourself project for your kitchen that will also add some resale value, is to add some adhesive backsplash tiles. Not only is this a relatively mess-free project, but one you can easily do yourself. There are a variety of styles and colors to choose from, so get creative and add a real touch of modern elegance that can automatically give new life to your kitchen.
While you don’t need to replace all your kitchen cabinets at the same time, it might be a good idea to address them as well. Try painting all your cabinets to go along with your new backsplash. This can lead to a complete transformation in the overall look of your kitchen and look like you spent a fortune, when it isn’t a costly upgrade to do at all.
Another easy project you can do if you want to start small, is a simple upgrade that can be made to any room in your home. What is this simple and easy upgrade? Add crown molding! Your bedrooms, especially a master bedroom are the perfect place to add some elegant crown molding that will automatically make the room look much more finished and give it a more expensive look. You can purchase and choose the crown molding style of your liking and pick up all the supplies to install it at your local home improvement store. They can even give you tips on how to install it and the tools that you will need.
Next, the laundry room is often a very over-looked room in the home but with a few simple DIY improvements, it can be a real highlight in your home when it comes time to sell. Start by removing any of the basic wire shelving in the laundry room and put up attractive wood shelving options or cabinets in its place.
Painting the room can also make a world of difference as well as improving the storage space and what storage solutions you have in the room. Adding some hooks on a nice wooden platform can add both a nice design piece as well as functional piece to the laundry room. Don’t be afraid to add some décor on the walls as well. If you need some quick, easy and inexpensive laundry room wall décor, check online or on Pinterest for a lot of inspiration for your home.
Your lawn is another place on the exterior of your home that can make a dramatic difference and be done on your own. You can add some greenery around your walkways, add some stone siding to your walkway or front lawn area around a flower bed, as well as add some drought-friendly plants. Perennial plants are an excellent option since they will come back year after year, so you can essentially set them and forget them in terms of maintenance.
Some other quick fixes you can do on your own for your home include: painting the front door, updating your window treatments, power washing your deck and sidewalks, and cleaning your gutters as well as replacing any old ones that may not be performing to their full potential.
These simple ideas can have your home looking more updated while adding value at the same time.
Parry Custom Homes is an established homebuilder in the Pittsburgh area. Call or contact us today for more information.