Whether you are planning to move soon or not, it never hurts to make home repairs and improvements. These changes may even increase the value of your home! If you are on a budget, we have a list of affordable home improvement projects that can be done with minimal effort.
Up your curb appeal
According to REALTORS®, washing your home’s facade can add up to $15,000 to the value of your home. Simply rent a power washer for a day and give your home’s siding, driveway, sidewalks, and windows a face lift. Depending on where you look, you may be able to rent a power washer for as little as $75 a day.
Go a step further to increase your curb appeal by spending some time sprucing up your yard. Mow the grass, trim back overgrown shrubs and trees, and plant some new, bright flowers. Adding native plants will also help you save money overtime.
Add a fresh coat of paint
Paint is one of the easiest ways to transform a space without spending too much. Don’t want to paint a whole room? Add an accent wall. Choose light, neutral colors that will open up and brighten up your home while also appealing to any potential homebuyers.
Another place to add a fresh coat of paint that can provide a lot of wow-factor; your front door. Your front door is where all of your guests and potential homebuyers enter your home and where they get their impression of your home. Update your current door with a fresh coat of paint in a bright color or keep it neutral and modern with a deeper tone.
Add new tile
Tile is durable, and depending on the type, is a relatively inexpensive way to update your kitchen or bathroom. Ceramic tile tends to be the most affordable option and comes in a variety of sizes and colors. Update your out-of-date kitchen backsplash with a bright white subway tile to add value to your home. Don’t want to replace your bathroom tile? Freshen up the grout to make the tile look like new.
Install new light fixtures
Installing new light fixtures is another inexpensive way to add new life and increase the value of a home. If you have it in your budget, a statement light fixture can go a long way, especially in your home’s entryway or foyer. If you are not comfortable replacing your light fixtures, this may be one home improvement project that is best left to the professionals.