Top DIY Projects That Increase Property Value

Posted On Thursday, 23 February 2023 20:06

Typically speaking, someone’s home is their most valuable asset, meaning it’s important to add value where possible. This can be achieved in a number of ways, including DIY projects. This isn’t to say that you need to get your hands on the top carbide router bits. Instead, there are a few simple changes you can make to your home to increase its market value. It’s likely you’ll have been told that an attic/basement conversion or an extension is the way forward in increasing your property’s value. Despite this, changes don’t have to be this drastic. 

Detailed below are some of the top DIY projects that increase property value. 

Renovate Cabinets 

First up is the renovation of kitchen cabinets, which could be as simple as painting them or a complete switch out for new cabinets. The kitchen tends to be the most valuable room in the house, meaning it sits among the biggest selling points for prospective buyers. To that avail, cabinets make up a significant part of a kitchen, which is why it’s important to prioritize these in your DIY goals. After all, the kitchen isn’t just a place to cook and eat; it’s also the social hub of a home. 

Incorporate Additional Storage

Storage is everything to prospective buyers, so if you’re looking to bolster your property’s value, you can’t underestimate the power of storage. This means building storage into the very fabric of your home creatively. For instance, prospective buyers want storage opportunities that don’t look like storage. A property with plenty of storage paves the way for a tidy and well-organized home, which is the goal of many. You want potential buyers to envision living in the space in the most positive way possible. This positive perception comes from ease of living. 

Replace Bathroom Taps

Bathroom taps are often among the first things to wear due to the nature of their use. Bathrooms are the most susceptible rooms to mold and rust because of the high moisture content. This is especially true of taps on sinks and baths, as water and condensation will sit on them, resulting in the presence of rust and mold. Therefore, new taps are some of the most worthy additions to a bathroom to increase your property’s value. Even if nothing else in the bathroom is changed, a new set of taps can leave the space looking as good as new.

Add Crown Molding

Crown molding is among the most popular DIY projects to increase a property’s market value. This is due to the elegant finish that it helps a room achieve, upgrading the overall décor of a room. If a room radiates luxury, this is sure to be appealing to buyers. Just make sure that if you’re installing crown molding yourself that you get the angles right. Without this accuracy, you won’t achieve the same finish, and the effect won’t be the same. In fact, poorly fitted crown molding will have the opposite effect of what you’re after.

Renovate the Front Door

Last but not least, in order to boost your home’s curb appeal, renovating your front door is very important. Much like kitchen cabinets, this can mean simply repainting the door or replacing the whole thing completely. Since the front door is the first thing someone encounters on a home, it creates the expectations of the rest of the property. If the front door is worn down with peeling paint, you’re going to expect the rest of the house to be run down and in a state of disrepair. This isn’t what someone is looking for when they’re out to buy. 

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