Before starting on any projects, ask yourself why you want to remodel. Do you plan on living in your home for several more years or are you looking to increase the value and sell it for a higher price?
If you plan on renovating your home to increase the value, then it’s a really good idea to first do some planning. The reason is that you don’t want to put more value into the home than the average value of all the homes in your neighborhood. By doing this, you risk losing a lot of money. For example, if you renovated your home and it’s new value is at $400,000 but the homes in your neighborhood are only valued at $150,000 then chances are you won’t be able to sell your home for anywhere close to it’s value.
Of course, if you are able to do improvements inexpensively and at the same time adding significant value, then that would be a great thing to do.
There are several easy projects you can do yourself that are inexpensive to give your home a new feel:
- Clean your house. Clean every nook and cranny for a cheap way to improve the feel of your home.
- Get rid of clutter. Clean out every room and closest to give your home a more spacious feeling. It will make your life much easier and happier too! You could even have a yard sale to make some extra money too!
- Paint. Fresh coat of paint inside and/or out will surely spruce up your home!
- Add some greenery. Adding some nice potted plants on your porch can really make your home come alive.
- Clean the carpets. Simply shampooing the carpets and rugs can make them look brand new again. You can either do them yourself or hire a carpet cleaning machine.
- Use an air freshener
- Decorate the walls. No need to spend tons of money on expensive prints. Instead display some of your favorite pictures in frames you find at discount stores. Or add a personal touch to the frames if you’re feeling creative.
- Throw pillows. Use some throw pillows to add new colors to the room.
The ideas can be endless just by adding a little creativity and imagination.