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Easy and Simple DIY Tips to Increase the Value of Your Home

If you’re in the market to sell your home, you’ll want to review these easy, simple DIY tips to increase the value of your home. It’s amazing what a few simple tweaks can do to make your home stand out from the crowd on the market and to increase the market value of your home.

Before you ever put your home on the market, you’ll want to take a long hard look at the entry to your home. Stand outside on the lawn and take a good long hard look at your entry. Is it inviting? Is it appealing? If not, this is a great place to add in some curb appeal.

These easy to do tips will increase the saleability of your home and the value of your home.

Paint

paintEnough can’t be said about a good coat of paint. Consider painting porch railings, entry frames around the door, the door itself and even shutters. These simple and easy changes will make your home stand out from the crowd and make it appear cleaner and more inviting.

Paint is relatively inexpensive, and you’ll find that you can easily do these jobs in a weekend. It doesn’t take any special skills as long as you are careful and take the time to tape off areas that you don’t want any paint on. Make sure that the paint either complements the house or that it’s the same colour as previously to ensure good coverage. Focus on areas that will give the home curb appeal and make it look neat and tidy.

Flowers

Consider some flower planters near the entry as you walk into the home. This will go far to make the yard area look inviting and the entry. Don’t stop there. Add a few flower pots just as you walk in the door.

You’re sure to appreciate how inviting flowers can look and you’ll be amazed at how easy it is to give your entry a pop of colour that will make your home seem more inviting.

Neutralize

wood paintMany of us like to spruce up a room with colour. However, when you’re going to sell your home, it’s important to neutralize the colours. If you have a room that is full of colour, you’ll want to take the time to paint it a neutral colour. This allows potential buyers the opportunity to see the home in a more useable form.

The potential buyers may not like the same colours that you do, so when you choose a neutral colour, it allows them to picture the rooms and home as their own with their things in it. This step is vital to marketing the home and increasing the value.

Now that you know ways that you can increase the value of your home, you can go through your home and take a quick look. Make sure that you remove all personal items such as pictures and knick-knacks as you’re doing this to ensure that the potential buyers can picture themselves in the home.