Creative DIY Renovations to Help Make Your Home Safer and More Appealing to Buyers

Written by Posted On Tuesday, 24 June 2014 09:06

Summer is here! A great way to welcome this wonderful new season is to do some small DIY renovations to your home. From some simple landscaping to updating your kitchen, small renovations can take a minimal amount of time, but make a big impact on your home. Here a few simple do it yourself home renovations that can help make your house look and feel more like a home without breaking your bank and making it more appealing to buyers if you are choosing to sell right now or planning to sell it later. At the same time, these renovations can also help make your home safer for your family including putting a carpet runner on your slick staircase. Here are some helpful renovation ideas that you can do to your home to make it safer, more appealing, and look beautiful.   


Adding some greenery and flowers to your home can not only add to the attractiveness of your home, but it can also improve the value of your home and make it safer for your family. Adding gardens and landscaping that compliments the color or your home can make it look beautiful, and can add a sort of ‘natural wall’ between you and potential peeping eyes. These shrubs and flowers can also add structure to your front or backyards and can also determine your property line if you don’t already have a fence. 

Update Your Kitchen

Remodeling your kitchen is the best way to update it, but many people don’t have the money or time to do so. The alternative is to do small renovations to help make it beautiful until there is a time when you can replace all the big items at once or replace one big thing at a time. Although it doesn’t necessarily make your house safer, tiling the backsplash behind your stove can give your kitchen a more modern or antique feel, depending on what you do with it and brighten up your area. 

Replacing drawer knobs, cabinet doors, and faucets are a good way to update the look and feel of your kitchen. They are pretty inexpensive and not difficult to install on your own. Replacing the knobs, faucets, and cabinets doesn’t require much previous experience and there is lots of information online to help. Replacing cabinets that don’t close all the way and allow things to fall out or appliances that don’t properly work anymore is a great way to make your home safer and more appealing to potential future buyers, while also updating the look of your kitchen. 

Add a Carpet Runner

Only taking a few hours to do, installing a carpet runner on your staircase is a great way to add a bit of texture, color, and beauty to your home. This renovation is relatively easy to do depending on the kind of staircase you have, if you have a strait staircase this will be a pretty easy renovation for beginning do-it-yourselfers. Stair runners are priced by the foot and you can get them make out of many different materials, colors, and patterns. Adding a carpet runner can be really appealing for those who don't necessarily want wood in their homes by making it so they wouldn't have to replace it if they bought the house, it also makes it safer by adding a bit of traction to your stairs, making them less slippery. 

Change Your Front Door 

One of the quickest ways that you can change the way your home looks for spring is to replace your front door. Your front door is an expression of you on its own, one that is often overlooked. From modest to bright colors, your door is an expression of yourself and your family. Changing your front door is also a great way to keep your home safe so you can get one or build in a peep hole, add new locks, and make sure that it is sturdier than your old door to help prevent break-ins. Depending on what kind of door you wish to buy, they can be cheap or get rather expensive, it all depends on your budget and how much work you’re willing to do. 

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