Mickey Berlianshik in Lifestyle, Real Estate Entrepreneur • Entrepreneur Dec 4, 2017 · 2 min read · +200

7 DIY Projects to Increase Your Home’s Value

7 DIY Projects to Increase Your Home’s Value

Whether or not you’re currently thinking of selling your home, it’s important to keep your home up-to-date and make regular improvements. One day, you might decide to sell your home and you’ll want to get the most value for it as possible. Most of these home improvements are very affordable and can be easily done without any outside help. Avoid taking on any serious home improvements, such as working on wiring or major construction projects. These simple home improvements can be attempted by anyone and instantly add more value to your home.


One of the easiest ways to add value to your home is simply painting it. Whether you paint the outside or focus on interior walls, a few coats of paint do wonders for a room. You can completely change the atmosphere of a room by changing the color of the paint. It’ll feel brighter, more open, and newer. Paint is relatively cheap and though painting takes time, it’s not difficult.

Pay attention to the front

When you sell your home, or if you simply want it to look better, a big factor is the curb appeal. Take a long look at the front of your home and find ways to improve it. One of the biggest, and simplest, improvements you can make is changing your front door. Paint it a new color or add a little bit of decoration. If you have a front porch, make sure it looks clean and appealing; add some decorations that fit whatever season it is. The same goes for windows; keep them clean and give shutters a fresh coat of paint.


While you can splurge and hire a professional landscaper, you can also take on this task yourself. Look up ideas online and then do some research to find out what plants thrive in your area and are native. Plant some trees and bushes that require minimal maintenance. Flowers and green plants on your front lawn make your home look much more appealing.

Get small appliances

Any improvement to your kitchen adds value to your home, but if you’re going for an affordable upgrade, focus on small appliances. Even something simple, like a water filtration system, can add immense value. Homebuyers like to see small luxuries in a potential home and great kitchen appliances are perfect to achieve this goal. Regularly update your appliances; you benefit from newer technology and you add value to your home.

Do bathroom updates

The bathroom is usually an easy place to add updates and can regularly be improved. You don’t need to spend thousands of dollars remodeling the entire room, but making small changes to keep it fresh and functioning goes a long way. Consider getting new storage and accessories or redoing your bath or shower; any small change can go a long way.

Complete regular maintenance

Instead of waiting until you start considering selling your home to do some home improvement, regularly keep up with your home’s maintenance. Even if it seems small, the longer you let it go, the more serious the problem could become. Take care of issues as soon as possible and invest in your home.

Keep it clean

Another easy way to keep your home’s value high is to simply regularly clean it. Make sure you’re cleaning the entire house each week and spending a little time each day cleaning up after yourself. Take time every so often to deep clean your home. Keeping your house clean prevents wear and helps it continue looking great.

Wayne Yoshida Dec 5, 2017 · #1

Thanks @Mickey Berlianshik -- I was thinking about this exact thing over the weekend -- Couple points, though. Some folks live in houses with a homeowners' association. . . and most have a specific color palette to choose from. I live in one of those, and vote as often as I can, but sometimes I disagree but get out-voted. There was a recent new "regulation" about porch lights. Geeeze.

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