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Posted by on Nov 19, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

3 simple DIY projects that will increase the value of your home

If you love nothing more than to relax on the weekend with home improvement projects, you’ll be glad to know that your love for DIY is not just a great stress reliever, but it can actually add value to your property. With today’s economic situation, it is no longer the case that you can buy a property and just watch its value increase over the years. Instead, you have to make a proactive effort to inject new value into your home. If boosting the value of your property is a priority for you, it’s time to get out your tool belt and work on these DIY projects.

Light small spaces better. If you are worried about the resale potential of your property because of its small spaces, you can actually change the sense of space within your home with clever lighting tricks. Take a small kitchen, for example. Of course, everybody would love to have a huge kitchen with ample space for both preparing dinners and socialising with family and friends, but this is simply not always the reality. To create an improved sense of a space in a small kitchen, remove downward facing, recessed lights, and add directional spotlights. Point them at an angle towards cupboards and walls, and the reflected light will create an increased sense of space.

Revamp your front door. The very first aspect of your property that potential buyers will see is not a living room or kitchen, but your front door. If your front door has never been updated, now is the time to give it a revamp. Coat the door with a fresh layer of paint (and don’t limit yourself to muted colours – bright yellows can also be warm and welcoming) and add a shiny brass knocker for a statement effect.

Add loft insulation. In this increasingly energy conscious world, adding features to your home that can reduce energy consumption can be very positive attributes for buyers. One of the easiest DIY solutions to help reduce energy consumption in your home is to add a layer of loft insulation. And even if you are not planning on reselling any time soon, this DIY project will also result in lower heating bills for you and your family. If you live in an area that has cold winters, the impact of loft insulation cannot be underestimated.

Spend some time completing these DIY projects, and when the time comes to invite a property valuer like Grundmann & Associates to your home, you should be pleasantly surprised by what they have to say.

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