December 30, 2021

5 Things You Can Do Yourself to Increase Your Home’s Value


You don’t need something drastic like a kitchen or bathroom renovation or a new roof to increase the property value of your home. Sure, those things will work, but it will come at great expense to you.

Instead, if you’re looking for small things to do here and there to add value to you’re home, you’re in luck, as there are plenty of DIY projects you can take on that will serve the greater good.

Center’s Health Care has a look at five things you can do yourself and give your home a boost in its value at the same time.

  1. Popular Neighbors

This isn’t a DIY but more based on luck. For example, a 2018 study found that home values got a boost by 0.5% any time that a Starbucks coffee shop opened nearby. That’s not a bad payoff for not having to do anything—maybe outside of having to deal with some extra traffic in the morning near the drive-thru lane.

  1. Paint Your Front Door

A recent study found that a fresh coat of paint on your front door can provide a big boost to your home’s value. The 2018 analysis found that a light brown or gray color added around $3,000 to a home’s sale price, while the big winner was black, which added an average of $6,200 to the sale price.

  1. A Well-Manicured Lawn—For You and Your Neighbor

Not only was a well-kept lawn an attractive selling point, but research has found that the state of a neighbor’s lawn can affect your house’s value. So if you don’t mind cutting some extra grass, be neighborly and offer to mow the lawn next door too if they have trouble keeping up.

  1. New Light Fixtures for the Ceiling

Realtors agree that any time you can make your home lighter and brighter, that’s always a good thing. Inspect your light fixtures to make sure they’re not cracked or discolored, or upgrade for one that allows for the room to appear brighter.

  1. Replace Bathroom and Kitchen-Counter Caulking

Cracked, moldy, or worn caulk is an eyesore. Fortunately, it’s easy to replace. You can either get a squeeze tube for small touch-ups or a caulking gun to re-do the job. Either way, it’s inexpensive and can make a big difference when it comes to the presentation of your bathroom or kitchen.


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