While home improvement projects like kitchen remodeling and bathroom updates can cost a lot of money, there are several simple home improvement projects that will give you a lot of bang for your buck. For a small budget of between $100 – $500, you can add many thousands of dollars of resell value to your home. Below are 3 of the easiest DIY home improvement projects you can do.
A gallon of paint only costs around $25 and if you shop around or catch a good sale you can cut that cost down to less than $20 per gallon. Even when you add in the cost of paint rollers, pans, and paint tape, you can freshly paint the entire inside of a your home for less than $300-$500. Fresh paint gives a new and well-maintained appearance to every room and this will greatly increase both the value and the saleability of your home.
Add Some Curb Appeal
The first impression of your home, the way it looks from the street, is called curb appeal and it can greatly increase the value of your home. If you are willing to supply the labor, you can add a great deal of curb appeal to your home for just a few hundred dollars. First, make sure there is no clutter in your yard and that it has a nice neat appearance. Make sure your lawn is mowed and/or raked and your hedges are trimmed. Second, the addition of a brand new stylish mail box and/or yard decoration can add some pizzazz. Third, if you don’t already have some interesting plants in your yard, go to the nursery and have them help you pick some out. Flowers that provide a splash of color in your yard is always attractive. Fourth, lining flower beds and walkways with stones is always a nice touch.
Add Some Special Touches To Your Kitchen
You don’t have to do a major kitchen remodel to make your kitchen more appealing to prospective buyers. The simple things can go a long way to making a lasting impression. For example, adding a custom built-in wine rack or spice rack is always very popular. There are many pre-built window-box windows that you can add for herbs that will be a big hit with many home shoppers. There are many other simple home improvement projects that you can do for less than $500 that will add a great deal of value to your home. Just put your thinking cap on and stay within this budget.