If you’re planning on home renovations, the good news is that the changes you make can increase your home’s value. And that’s great news if you love HGTV and you have a host of changes you want to make. Use these tips to help you get started!
Home Renovation Ideas
Easy landscaping changes for more curb appeal
A great place to start with home renovations is right outside your door! That’s because landscaping changes can increase your home’s value by 10 to 15%, according to Home Mortgage. Take a trip to Home Depot, Walmart, or Lowe’s and check out their outdoor center. Easy changes include mulch, walkway/pavement stones, and shrubs. While these projects might take you a full day or the whole weekend, a little mulch goes a long way! Mulch gives your home a well-manicured look and you can see the value increase in no time.
Lawn care is also important, but not everyone has time to plant sod and wait for the grass to grow and now you don’t have to. There are new lawn sprays that can literally paint your lawn green. Environmentally friendly, these can help in areas where too much heat has dried out your grass.
Look for products by: Hydro Mousse, Green Lawnger Turf Colorant, and Envirocolor 4EverGreen.
Upgrade Your Kitchen
Your kitchen is an area where the changes you make can increase your home value. Consider changing your cabinets and updating the floors and walls. These are great ways to give a new look to a room you spend a lot of time in. Floor and wall tiles are easy to apply and you can find different types of laminate or ceramic tiles that are easy to apply with cement or adhesive backings. Considered “peel and stick”, these can help you change the color scheme fast and you can trim the edges of tiles to make them fit in place.
If you’re going to change your cabinets, look for cabinetry companies that can do same-day installations. They will need to come out and take measurements, but the end result can raise your home value dramatically. Look on sites like Pinterest or HGTV for before and after images and new installation ideas.
Renovate Your Bathroom
With your bathroom(s), you can change the paint, spray the tub or replace it, and change the tiles. These are all easy weekend projects that are very inexpensive. Spraying your tub is an easy way to update your tub without replacing it. Try painting it white and you’ll see a dramatic difference in your bathroom space. The tiles can be changed and with a little paint, you can have a brand new look that didn’t cost thousands of dollars. Phoenix Arizona affordable bathtub conversions are easy when you go online for help. Just look for do-it-yourself (DIY) videos on sites like YouTube or Home Depot.
For help with any of your home renovation projects, check sites like Angie’s List and Yelp to hire reputable and licensed workers that have reviews. That way you can get the look you want and increase your home value, too!