Whether you’re looking to sell your home or just make improvements for your own pleasure, home improvements don’t have to be difficult, expensive, or time-consuming. There are plenty of easy ways you can improve your home’s appeal and increase its value. Use the ideas below to start those improvements.
Redoing a living room, kitchen, or finishing a basement are all costly and time consuming projects. However, most homebuyers are just as concerned about bathrooms as the other rooms. Bathroom updates are a great and often underestimated way to increase your home’s value. Replacing the floor with ceramic tiles, tiling your shower walls, and replacing the hardware are all ways that will rejuvenate your bathrooms. Even just repainting the bathroom and replacing the mirror will help create a whole new ambiance in the bathroom.
Don’t forget that color adds beauty to any room. Consider painting an accent wall or adding a bright throw rug. Even if you like keeping your walls a more neutral color, you can add color using your décor like drapes, rugs, pillows, fake flowers, or paintings. A pop of color will brighten the area and give you and your guests a pleasant visual element to look at.
Unique design elements will add beauty and therefore increase your home’s appeal and value. An interesting sculpture, a big painting, or even an exotic indoor plant are all great additions to a home. Indoor fountains are another great way to add a unique piece to your house. The sound of water has been proven to relax a tired mind and ease stress. Fountains are a perfect and low-maintenance way you can bring water into your house. A great focal point for any living room, sitting room, entryway, or even kitchen, an indoor fountain can be as extravagant or as simple as you want. You can find them to fit just about any budget as well.
Making sustainable updates to your home will reduce your home’s carbon footprint while also increasing the value of your home. Some easier improvements would be adding another layer of insulation to the attic, installing weather strips, installing an automatic thermostat, hanging eco-friendly blinds, or installing low-flow showerheads and faucets. There are more difficult additions, like solar panels, that would really add value to your home if you have the budget and time.
Don’t forget about your outdoor space to help improve your home’s value and beauty. Make your deck an outdoor living room by adding a small fire pit. Any landscaping improvements, from planting a garden to redoing your entire yard, will add visual appeal and increase that value; many homebuyers put nearly the same weight in the outdoor spaces as they do the indoor ones. Plus creating a nice, relaxing place to spend time outside with family and friends will benefit all!
Using these ideas and your improvement know-how, you can make simple and effective improvements to your house this summer!