When selecting home improvement projects that will increase the resale value of your home, it’s best to choose easy, but effective projects that you can do yourself! This way, the upgrades actually bring you a return on investment and aren’t money pits.
A penny saved is a penny earned. 🙂
Here is our list of the DIY home improvement projects with the best bang for your buck.
1. Kitchen Cabinet Painting
Brand new kitchen cabinets start at $40,000, so it would be wise to work with what you’ve got and invest in a high quality primer and paint.
The paint should be applied with spray, however. Even though this requires more prep, the professional finish will make a world of difference.
2. Formica Countertops
Despite Formica countertops not always having the best reputation, it has definitely resurfaced in recent years as a durable and reliable material that looks good (finally). Unlike new granite countertops, Formica countertops are much less expensive. Thanks to its good looks, easy cleaning, and durability, the value of this simple upgrade is obvious.
3. Tile Refinishing
Tile refinishing is a great way to modernize your bathroom quickly. This process involves improving the existing tile so that you don’t have to undergo the demolition process, nor pay for a new tile job. Apart from giving your bathroom an aesthetic facelift, this also will make it so that you don’t have to worry about mold or midlew build-up on your grout.
4. Get rid of old door hardware, hinges and locks
This is one of the easiest home upgrades you can make with a high ROI. For this DIY project, you are not replacing the doors, you are simply making the metal look much better. Since this is something that people physically touch and will notice right away, it is especially important.
5. Fresh Mulch
Changing the mulch in your yard freshens up the whole look and feel of your property. Even though organic mulch usually lasts 5-6 years, the sun exposure and dryness in Las Vegas shortens mulch’s life expectancy and affects the aesthetic appeal faster than in milder climates. Hardwood bark is the most common and reliable choice for Las Vegas.
6. New outlets, switches and light fixtures
Electrical modifications can seem intimidating, but changing outlets, switches and light fixtures are smart home upgrades with a high ROI and do not require professional help. The #1 rule to remember is to always make sure the power is off when performing any kind of electrical repairs.
7. Power wash your home
Power washing is the most effective and efficient way to clean your home’s exterior. It is also the most cost-efficient!
Power washing the exterior of your home will remove years of stains and baked-in dirt, refreshing your house’s appearance and make it look brand new. It is also the best way to get rid of mold, mildew and stains on your home’s siding, driveway, deck, and fencing.
Rolling up your sleeves and taking care of these easy DIY home renovations can drastically improve the resale value of your home!