Easy Updates That Add The Most Value
Any homeowner will tell you that home improvements come in all sizes. From a coat of paint to tearing a whole wall down to open up the space, everything you do adds value to your home. Sometimes, the little things can make the biggest difference. We’ve narrowed down a selection of the top EASY home improvements that add the most value. Whether you’re an experienced DIY expert, or just learning to use a screwdriver, these little hacks take next to no time and can transform your space.
OUT WITH THE OLD
Swap out old outlets and outlet covers for a streamlined, updated look. Many older homes have had the same outlets and covers for decades — everyone is familiar with that off-white plastic. Choose something simple that matches the look of your home.
LIGHT IT UP
Light fixtures make a huge difference in creating the ambiance and “feel” of a room. Outdated fixtures can age a home. Also, pay attention to the color of the light, so it sets the right tone. Focus on upgrading the main living spaces, kitchen pendant lights, the dining room chandelier, and bathroom light fixtures.
If you’re not ready to replace older cabinets or vanities, simply updating the hardware will give new life to the room. Dozens of options for new handles and drawer pulls are available for every décor at your local hardware store.
STAINLESS STEEL EVERYWHERE
The kitchen is easily the most expensive home renovation. When looking for the best bang for your buck, focus on the appliances. Update your black or white appliances to stainless steel — kitchen designs come and go, but quality appliances with a modern look have a much longer lifespan.
TRIM IT UP
Improving little details in the home, like trim and doors, can have a huge impact on home value. Trim and doors can easily become outdated and get a lot of wear and tear. To save time and money, a fresh coat of paint will brighten their look without having to replace them.
TREAT YOUR WINDOWS RIGHT
Quality window treatments add a layer of luxury and sophistication. Update from plastic to wooden blinds in the main rooms of your home, such as the living room, dining room, and master suite. Turn your window treatments from utilitarian to part of the décor and charm of the home.