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The housing market is topsy turvy in its current state. Whether you’re looking to sell or just improve on that home you had to win a bidding war to purchase, increasing your home’s value is always a smart idea. Here are 6 stylish ways you can go about doing just that…
One way to add value to your home without breaking the bank is to work with what you already have. Do a deep cleaning of the bathroom grout so it looks like new, sand and polish the existing wood floors, and add wood accents to the home’s already-installed features. The Idea Room blog shows off a great way to do this by adding small wood “feet” to the base of bathroom cabinetry. It’s an extremely cheap and easy DIY upgrade that goes a long way.
One of the most direct ways to add style and efficiency to your home is through upgraded windows. They can change the whole look of a home, while cutting down on energy bills in the long run. These traditional sash windows from Three Counties are a prime example of English beauty and performance in this category. Replacing windows to double-glazed is just a great idea all around for energy efficiency. Plus the product’s deep glazing bar and beads with Krypton gas units makes the sliding sash windows highly secure. Between the increase in curb appeal, lower energy costs, and overall quality of the upgrade, this is a distinct way to add value to your home.
It may seem daunting at first, but a DIY lighting upgrade is one of the simplest (and cheapest) ways to transform a space. By switching out the lighting fixtures in a home, you can easily brighten the whole space and add a complete style overhaul, all by yourself. For example, check out this Crystal Chandelier upgrade I did myself to convert a basic master bedroom into a luxurious oasis.
A significant factor in home value is curb appeal. And although replacing a house’s fence outright can be quite a costly affair, embellishing it isn’t. So, consider a new varnish and a bit of decor with fence caps and Iron Inserts. These can be easily added or installed into your pre-existing fence for an incredibly chic update.
Let’s face it, one of the most glaring style issues in many homes is the bathroom. In particular, the vanity and sinks in half-baths tend not to age well. So roll up your sleeves and get ready to demo, because it’s time for a new pedestal sink. This ceramic beauty from Fine Fixtures offers a cost-effective solution to this stylish predicament. It will never rust, it’s scratch resistant, and offers a timeless design that will age like a fine wine.
If your home’s previous owner was a bit hammer-happy, then you are probably acquainted with very pocked walls. And if you’ve tried to repair them, then you know that short of new drywall, no amount of patching will fully cover the damage. So consider a stylish and unique alternative… 3-D Wall Panels! These textured panels from the Art3d Store are not only gorgeous, they are actually made from 100% recyclable plant fibers. WHAT?! So don’t waste any more money on wall patching kits and just cover up the mess with these beauties.
And there you have it! 6 stylish home improvement projects to increase your home’s value. Happy DIYing!