Who doesn’t want to get as much return on their investment in their home as possible? Try some of these simple DIY projects to maximise your profits:
A Fresh Paint
Add sparkle to your home by giving it a fresh coat of paint. Choose colours that will appeal to a wider range of buyers. Make small rooms appeal larger by painting them with lighter colours. Paint all rooms – don’t leave any out. The bright, freshly painted rooms will only make the not-painted-rooms appear even older and drab.
A fresh coat of paint on the walls will not make any difference if your floors look dingy. Polish your vinyl tiles, clean the carpets and refresh the hardwood floors. Don’t put in new ones, though, unless it is really necessary. It is expensive to replace flooring, and the probability is low that it would add significant value to your property.
Inspect your windows and doors to determine if they are still in good working condition. The windows may have been off their hinges for so long that you have not notice it. Prospective will see it, though. Do the same thing to leaky faucets and other minor annoyances that you have been postponing fixing. Do those minor repairs and buyers won’t be haggling to lower your home’s selling price.
The first thing that prospective buyers see when they enter your property is the garden. So, you need to make a good first impression. You can do this by keeping your front yard mowed and your garden free of weeds. If necessary, get some cheerful plants for your garden.
For home buyers, the backyard is now more important than ever. You may not have the money to build a pool or enclosed patio, but you do want to showcase your yard’s potential. Give your fence a fresh coat of paint, and if there is something not pleasing to the eye on the other side of the yard, conceal it by putting up a privacy screen or vertical garden. Cheap cosmetic upgrades such as plantscaping with potted plants will give your deck or patio more cheer and appeal. In addition, you can take the potted plants with you to your new home when you move.
Don’t undertake costly renovations unless they are really needed, and avoid spending more than you have to on materials. For instance, rather than replace your unsightly driveway, repair it or re-paint it, or give it a new surface, or put in new pebbles stones.
What buyers want to see is a clean, well-maintained property because that tells them that the previous owners took really good care of it. Many buyers often have their own vision of what repairs to undertake, so make yours simple.