Whether you are considering selling your home at some point in the future or you simply want to improve the functionality and aesthetics of your home, there are many easy DIY projects that can boost the value of your home.
Here are five easy DIY projects which can help you to accomplish your goals:
1. Minor Kitchen Update
Kitchens are typically the one room in the home that receive the most wear and tear. To many, the family kitchen is also considered the most important room in the home.
There are several things you can do to update the look of your kitchen, such as installing a new countertop or painting your cabinets. Updating your backsplash is also a great way to add new life to your kitchen. You can ever get backsplashes with flashing coloured lights in them these days!
Installing a tile-and-grout backsplash is a bit more complicated, but will add more value to your home. If you do not have experience with tiling, and don’t have a neighbour who is an expert at DIY handy work, just call in a trusted local handyman. They will likely have plenty of experience and might make your kitchen refresh ten times easier.
2. Minor Bathroom Remodel
Many people think remodelling a bathroom is expensive and difficult. It doesn’t have to be. A minor bathroom remodel can actually be fairly easy and inexpensive.
For example, consider installing new fixtures. Brushed nickel will present a nice, modern touch. Even something as simple as a fresh coat of paint and adding new hardware pulls can add new life to your bathroom. Interested in updating the look of your bathroom even more? Try adding a new vanity top, sink, and backsplash. Even new towels and bathroom accessories can do wonders to giving a bathroom the face lift it deserves.
3. Adding a New Deck
Adding a deck to your home is a very smart way to increase your outdoor living space. Keep in mind that you will need to ensure you choose the right wood for this project to make certain that your decking will hold up to the long-term. Australian hardwoods feature durability ratings to protect against infestation and rot. The higher the number rating, the lower the durability.
Take time to plan and consider the design of your deck before installing it. It’s also a good idea to get your walking shoes on and look at other homes in your area to see what works and what doesn’t before you make any decisions about your own deck.
If you don’t feel confident doing it yourself, or you just don’t have the time, there are probably plenty of experienced handymen in your local area who would love to help.
4. Window Replacement
Replacing your windows can quickly improve your home’s look and feel. They can add light in dark rooms and can modernise a tired living area.
Changing your windows can also improve your home’s energy efficiency. Most of us don’t take a close look, but if we did, we’d notice that some of our window frames have air gaps around the edges and are letting air escape in or out that we didn’t know about. This increases your heating and cooling costs and so by investing in new windows we might actually be saving money over the longer-term.
5. High Pressure Hose Your Home’s Exterior
If the exterior of your home is looking ugly and tired, consider giving it a facelift with a high pressure hose session. It’s an awesome way to remove moss, mildew, dirt and other blemishes. A high pressure hose is also a great way to remove grunge from your decking, driveway, shed and fence.
If you are not have or are not certain how to use a high pressure hose, consider calling a local handyman or high pressure hose specialist. If not used correctly, a high pressure hose can actually damage your property. And that’s the last thing you need!
As always… good luck with your home improvement projects!