If you’re thinking about selling your home, you probably want to be sure prospective buyers will see it in the best possible light. Chances are, however, that if you’ve been living in your home for many years, there are repairs you need to make to increase its curb appeal. The problem, of course, is that those repairs can be expensive, and you might wonder if making them will pay off in the long run. The Good News: Home Improvements Are Worth It—If You Do It Yourself. According to Remodeling Magazine, on average you’ll recoup about 65% of the costs of home improvement projects if you sell your home within 1 year. That of course assumes you’re paying someone else to make those improvements—but the cost drops dramatically if you do the repairs yourself.
The old saying goes that “home is where you hang your hat” but for a lot of us, that isn’t good enough. For some, a home isn’t someplace you live, but a place you live to be. It’s a place where you are surrounded by family and friends. It’s more than just four walls, a kitchen, some bathrooms, and a place to sleep. You have worked to make your house a home. Home is a place to relax, to entertain, and a place to interact with the people in your life. It’s a place to find comfort and get away from it all, but also a place to be social and a space to share with others. But your home doesn’t just begin and end at the threshold of your front door. Your home is whatever you want to make it! And your outdoors aren’t anymore a place where you just put water on your lawn anymore than your home is some kind of glorified hat rack!
There is a whole other aspect of your home just waiting for you outside your doors. For someone with your enthusiasm for DIY projects, it’s all within your reach!
Home heating and cooling costs increase every year and we all wish we could do something about it, but often have no idea where to begin. We talk to our friends and family to see what, if anything, they are doing to keep the warm or cool air the are paying for inside their homes. There are easy things you can do to keep the warm inside when needed and vise versa. Once you master these some of these small projects looking into other ways to save money is going to come naturally.
Are you ready for a home remodel? Or, maybe you’re preparing to sell your home? Whatever the situation may be, there are many do-it-yourself projects you can complete on your own, and on a budget. Follow along to discover three home updates you can do to help modernize the look of your current space.
Are you looking for some exterior improvement projects that you can do this summer to add value and curb appeal to your home? Here are six suggestions for DIY projects to accomplish exactly that.
Energy efficiency is on everyone’s minds these days, whether they are looking for a new home or making improvements to the one they live in now. Some of these upgrades require significant investments of time and energy, and it may be necessary to have a profession do the work. Some are quick, easy fixes that may not have occurred to you earlier. Still others add a unique design element family and friends will comment on for years to come.
Being a responsible, forward-thinking homeowner is all about property value. Even if you currently adore the home you’re in, you may eventually want to sell it to move up, move somewhere else, or just for a change of pace because you can. When that happens, naturally you want to get the highest possible value for the home and one of the best things about being a homeowner is the ability to improve your property value as a hobby over time. Many people do a big DIY improvement every summer, renovating the kitchen, building a playroom, or improving the garage shop.
If you’re a weekend DIYer who’s always looking for a new project, we’ve come up with 8 great ones that not only make aesthetic improvements, but actually add real value to your home. None will break the bank — or your back — either! Ready? All set? Here we go …
Your home’s entryways is like the front cover of a book. It speaks volumes and sets the tone for the experience throughout your home. It’s the first thing people see as they approach and it’s the last moment they have before they leave. The entrance is the focal point for your homes curb appeal. So, we take it pretty serious. That’s why we work hard to make sure your getting the most out of your entryway, and that starts with the door. Specifically, the door glass.
For the home improvement enthusiasts, a new year is an incredibly exciting time. This is your change completely reinvent one or more aspects of your home, wow your guests, and really show your creative side. Some people are completely DIY, others delight in enlisting the help of others to install their vision of decor and glamor. Whether you’re already clipping examples out of home decor magazines or still debating with your friends over the proper color for lamp shades, we’re here with a great set of suggestions hot off the press for 2018.