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Do-It-YourSelf Home - Increase Home's Value

Posted Friday, May 4, 2012

Do-it-yourself projects are an affordable way to sell a home that will give you a good return for your money. Many projects that you are able to do will cost well below $1,000 and will result in returns that will increase the value of your home.

The top-do-it-yourself project for home sellers is to clean and declutter. This task requires removing all unnecessary items from each room of your home. You should take out any personal items that you have in specific rooms such as a bedroom or living room. Remove items that take up space on shelves, inside of closets and on countertops.

The next project to sell my house is is to lighten and brighten each room. Your windows will need to be cleaned on both the inside and outside. Old curtains on windows need to be replaced and the light fixtures need to be updated. Remove and clean the light fixture, if it is in good condition.

Staging is one way that for you to rearrange the rooms of your homes for show. This can be done if you add new furnishings to enhance the look of the room. You can add artwork, plants, and other items for a new or updated look. Furniture will also need to be placed in a different position.

Landscaping of your home is an outside project that is required for home sellers. You can easily change the look of yard features by adding new flowers and bushes. Add mulch to enhance areas where there is a bush or flower bed. Take out any flowers that are dead or are not up to par.

Sellers should also examine the plumbing in their kitchen and bathroom. Leaking plumbing needs to be repaired or replaced. Add a new faucet or sink to a bathroom. You can also replace the toilet. Make sure that all the plumbing is in good working order.

Electrical features in the home such as light switches and outlets can be replaced. Outlets that are in the home should be grounded and match the light switches. Replace all of the old outlets and light switches with ones that are white. This will enhance the look of any room.

The final do-it-yourself project that can be done to sell my house is to clean the carpets. You are able to rent a steam cleaner at any home improvement store. Go through each room to see if there is any of the carpet looks worn and needs to be replaced.