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5 Easy DIY Weekend Projects to Increase Your Home’s Value

If you’re a homeowner and you’re ready to do a bit of upgrading, or you’re preparing to put your house on the market, it’s always a smart idea to do the kind of renovations that will not only improve the appearance of your home but will also increase your property value too.

But if your budget or schedule is pretty tight and you’re wondering when you’ll be able to do these kinds of projects, the good news is that there are several of them that you can do over the course of one weekend.

If you’re interested in knowing what some of those home improvement projects are, here are five that don’t require a lot of time and you can do yourself below:

Do some landscaping. If you were to ask any real estate agent about the top five things that you can do in order to increase your property’s value, one of the things that they would definitely recommend is that you boost your curb appeal. You can do this by mowing your lawn, pruning your trees and bushes, hosing down your driveway and investing in a new mailbox.

Conduct an energy audit. One of the reasons why people are spending more money on the energy costs than they should ever have to is because they have air and water leaks, the insulation in their attic is wearing thin and their appliances are not working as optimally as they should. If you’re wondering if any of these are issues in your home, you can find out by conducting an energy audit. One website that can show you how to do so is The Daily Green. Just go to the site and put “DIY energy audit” in the search field.

Paint your walls. No one wants to walk into a house that has dirty walls or chipped paint. If you have either, something that you can do is paint them. If you are planning to sell your house soon, just make sure that you go with a neutral hue and either way, opt for a low-VOC brand. They have less toxins which ultimately means less fumes. For tips on how to paint your walls, go to DIY Network and put “how to paint walls” in the search field.

Update your flooring. Something else that you can do to increase the property value of your house is the change the flooring that you have. If you were to ask a contractor what kind is most appealing, they would probably say hardwood floors. However, if you have carpet and would prefer to keep it, consider switching to carpet tiles or simply having your carpets professionally steamed.

Do some eco-friendly upgrading. Another great thing that you can do in order to improve your indoor air quality and reduce allergens and increase your home’s value is to do some eco-friendly upgrading. This would consist of installing a programmable thermostat, adding a low-flow showerhead into your bathroom and even investing in a couple of air purifiers. If you’re interested in reading up on some of the benefits of an air purifier, visit MothersforCleanAir.org and put “benefits of an air purifier” in the search field.

 
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