Home Decorating, DIY Tutorials, & Shenanigans
Participants of a Maytag survey prioritized upgrading their countertops to something more on-trend. If your laminate kitchen countertops are worn but still sound, give them a fresh, new look by resurfacing them. A variety of colors are available, House & Home Improvement and the process is no harder than painting. Be sure to choose a high-quality paint, which will cost you $30 to $60 a gallon, but is totally worth it. While you have the painting supplies out, brighten trim with a light-colored, high-gloss paint.
- Buyers care about a home office more than they care about whether the home is move-in ready or is of a minimum square footage, our survey found.
- In March, the median existing-home sale price reached a high of $329,100, according to the National Association of Realtors.
- Even if you have done these projects before there will be some tricks and tips you might not have heard that could save you a bunch of time or money.
- “Any changes you make on your house now should increase your home value later,” says Kermit Baker, project director for the Remodeling Futures program at Harvard University.
See my post about 7 ways to add light to your home– there are several tips and tricks to add light to your home beyond new fixtures that can help breathe new life. There’s probably some debate about what’s considered an old home. Personally, if it’s over years old, I think it can be called an older house.
“From a resale standpoint, consider transforming this space into a man cave, game room, or second living room. We always recommend adding at least a half bath when refinishing your basement, despite the added cost,” says Cohen. Painting the interior of your home in neutrals, especially trendy gray, will render top dollar according to Dominguez. “Finding the right combination for a home will certainly increase its appeal and overall image.
Lots of built-in storage, so you don’t lose any space to clutter. An open-plan layout, this tends to provide more space for different activities and makes it easier to keep an eye on growing children. Resi Finance is our in-house finance team, which has access to over 90 lenders. They can help you secure the funds needed to complete your project. Our Connect service can introduce you to vetted building contractors, structural engineers and more.
Home improvements and insurance
Stand on the kerb and appraise your house like you’re seeing it for the first time – is there peeling paint or cracked gutters? If the answer’s yes, it’s time whip out the paint and ladder. Take a look at the list of tips we put together with help from our friends at Purplebricks, the leading online estate agent – you’re sure to come away full of inspiration for your home renovation. Looking for some home improvement ideas to increase the value of your home and help it sell quickly? We’ve teamed up with some experts to bring you some helpful tips. Like any refinance, a cash-out refinance changes the terms of your loan.
Paint or Paper a Wall
“Installing HVAC always positively impacts the value of a property,” Shayanfekr says. If repair bills and soaring utility bills have been plagued your wallet, get a HVAC specialist on board with your home improvement agenda. Installing a high efficiency boiler or furnace and air conditioner will save a ton of energy bills and produce less carbon emissions that yields substantial value to your home. Save on emergency home service calls by doing these yearly tasks. Tinder isn’t the only app you swipe right on if you like a photo.
According to her blog, she’s a licensed general contractor, artist, photographer and designer who aims to empower women to finish their own projects. As a proponent of the do-it-yourself approach, Bailey offers detailed step-by-step guides to a variety of home improvement projects. Through her posts, which reach back to 2010, you’ll learn how to build a table, finish your wood floor without sanding, paint like a pro and even fix a leaky faucet. For those just entering the realm of DIY home repair, Bailey also offers a number of tool tutorials that break down how and when to use certain tools.
“Today’s buyers all want an open concept floor plan, where the kitchen is open to a family room.” Knocking out a wall or two to accomplish this is usually doable, depending on the structure. Binge watching Fixer Upper may get your wheels turning but, you probably shouldn’t DIY these home improvements. Replacing carpet or repairing flooring is an improvement that 26% of homeowners make, according to Zillow.