Whether you’re planning to put your home on the market or intend to stay in the house for years, upgrades make your living spaces more comfortable. When you’re choosing home improvement projects, look for ideas that add value to your home.

 

Paint a Room

Painting a room is an easy and inexpensive way to add value. You can tackle this project yourself or hire a professional for the job. Measure the area of the room you want to paint to help you determine how many gallons of color you will need to purchase. Choose quality paints, brushes, and rollers for the best results.

 

Update Lighting Fixtures to Add Value to Your Home

Older lighting fixtures date your home. To add value and brighter light to your living spaces, install new fixtures. Learn how to safely change your lighting fixtures by using online references. You’ll need to turn off the breaker that supplies power to the fixture before you begin. Otherwise, the process is fairly simple: attach the wires and secure the fixture to your ceiling.

 

If you don’t have the budget to purchase all new light fixtures, update your current ones. Remove them from the wall or ceiling, clean them thoroughly, and use spray-on primer and spray paint to give the fixtures new life.

 

Improve the Landscaping

Even minor improvements to your landscaping boost curb appeal and add value to your home. One of the best things about choosing yard and garden updates is that you can start small and build on your improvements as you have time and money.

 

Some simple tasks that make the lawn more appealing include adding fresh mulch to the flower beds, planting flowers and greenery in the front of the property, and neatly pruning trees and shrubs to keep them away from the home.

 

Add Value to Your Home with Outdoor Lighting

Installing new light fixtures on the front porch and around your property will help boost its value. A well-lit home is attractive at night and illumination makes it safer to navigate the yard after dark. As a bonus, you’ll also improve home security.

 

Add string lights to the deck or patio. Solar-powered LED lights can be used to light the walkway and line the driveway. Motion-detecting lights above the garage door and in the side yard boost home security and improve property value.

 

Install Modern Cabinet Hardware

The handles and drawer knobs on bathroom and kitchen cabinets can date the entire room. Cabinet door handles are inexpensive and easy to install. You’ll only need a screwdriver to upgrade the look of the room. Measured the current cabinet pulls to make sure you purchase the correct size replacements.

 

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