Whether you’re looking to sell your home in 2020 or you’re already in your forever home, there is always something that needs to be done around the house. Home improvement projects don’t need to be expensive or complicated, as there are a variety of value-added projects for all skill levels and price ranges.

So before you dip into your savings or take out a loan, explore tasks that can add value to your home with just a few bucks, a do-it-yourself attitude and a bit of sweat equity. Consider some of these lower-cost upgrades to improve your home’s value:

  • Add a fresh coat of paint. Repainting your home’s interior is one of the most cost-effective home improvements. A freshly painted room adds value to your home by giving it a clean, updated look. New paint also allows you to fix any imperfections, including dings on the wall and nail holes.  If you are selling your home, choose neutral colors (i.e. gray or beige walls with white trim) as they appeal to the largest number of people. 
  • Enhance curb appeal. Any landscaping or improvements that produce a positive first impression will pay off in the long term. Choose low-maintenance landscaping such as drought-tolerant plants and beds of mulch instead of grass. Painting your door can also make a huge impact. Go neutral with charcoal or smoky-black, or add a pop of color with a red (provided it complements the rest of your home’s exterior). 
  • Light it up. Whether you’re selling or staying, old lighting fixtures don’t do much for the value or aesthetics of your home. Replace your kitchen lights with new pendant lights, add an eye-catching chandelier in the dining area, and upgrade to a modern ceiling fan in the living area and bedrooms. These changes are not only inexpensive, but they can help a room feel larger. Another simple and cost-effective way to brighten your home to open and clean your windows and adding modern window treatments that allow more natural light in. 
  • Fix the flooring. If you haven’t already done so, think about replacing your carpeting with wood flooring. Most homeowners and potential buyers prefer the look of hardwood, which will benefit you if and when you decide to sell. Simply sprucing up your flooring can also add instant value. If your hardwood floors have visible scratches, stains, or other imperfections, buff out or refinish them. For carpeting, schedule a deep-cleaning. 
  • Boost the bathroom. Giving your bathroom a facelift is a DIY project you can do over a weekend. Upgrade the vanity lights and other fixtures (i.e. knobs, faucet) in favor of a more modern look, fix any leaks or drainage issues, and regrout your shower. These minor fixes will not only enhance your bathroom’s style, but it will also add value to your home. 


For your interior painting headquarters, look no further than your friends and experts at Stanford Painting. We provide color consulting to help you pick a palette that would look spectacular in your home. Visit us today at 2330 Old Middlefield Way # 8 in the heart of Mountain View, call us at (650) 321-9302 or visit our website to request a quote for your interior paint project.



Sources


https://www.investopedia.com/articles/mortgages-real-estate/08/diy-home-projects.asp

https://www.moneycrashers.com/7-home-improvements-to-increase-its-value/