One of the best ways to add value to your home is by taking the time to tackle some do-it-yourself projects. When most people hear the words “home improvement,” they automatically think of months of hard work and thousands of dollars. But this doesn’t have to be the case! There are many DIY projects that can easily be done in one weekend and that cost less than $500. Here are some ideas:
Re-Vamp Your Bathroom
You can completely re-vamp your outdated bathroom by installing a new vanity and sink. If your bathroom is small and can only fit a vanity with one sink, this can easily be done for less than $500 total. Check your local hardware stores and compare selections. You can also find some great deals online. You can make your bathroom stand out even more by skipping the traditional pre-made shelving units and plain mirrors, and instead opt for something more stylish. Many designers recommend installing floating shelves with baskets for additional storage. And check stores such as Hobby Lobby, Home Goods, or even Target for interesting mirrors that fit your theme.
Update Your Outdoor Space
A deck, porch or covered terrace can easily be updated to add value to your home. Invest in comfortable, over-stuffed chairs and benches. Put up decorative lanterns or solar lights to add beauty and to make the space more usable later into the evening. You can also add potted plants and dangling flower baskets. You can even put up lattice or curtains to add more privacy and elegance to the space.
Redesign Your Master Bedroom
Everyone likes to have a space they can go into at night and really relax. Why not put some money into redesigning your master bedroom? Purchase new bedding with throw pillows. Put some new paint on your wall. You could also ditch the headboard and use 3D Leather Panels on the wall behind your bed to add a new interesting element to the design. Talissa Decor offers a great selection of 3D Leather Panels. Check out their selection here.
Update Your Lighting Fixtures
An easy way to transform the look of any room is to add new lighting fixtures. Install a beautiful drop-down chandelier in your living room or even in your master bedroom for an elegant look. Or invest in dimmer switches for use in your living room to help control the mood and set ambiance. You can also ditch the traditional white, plastic light switch covers and instead use wooden covers for a more cohesive look. Real Simple Magazine has a great article with tips on how to choose the perfect light fixtures for every room in your house.
Update Your Kitchen
You don’t need to completely tear down and rebuild your kitchen to change the look. Paint your older cabinets to lighten up and refresh the space. Install new hardware on your cabinets and kitchen drawers. If you have the space, you could also repurpose an old piece of furniture to make a rustic looking kitchen island. Add an oversized top and you can even add bar seating. HGTV has some great ideas on how to make this possible in your kitchen.
Tackling some DIY projects can transform any home into the home of your dreams. Whether you are looking to add value to get ready to sell, or just looking to make the home you have a better fit for your family; you are sure to get what you are looking for from these DIY projects.