Whether you plan to put your home on the market soon or if you just want to make sure your home DIY projects will be worth it, it’s a good idea to know what kinds of home DIY projects pay off in the end. The list for these types of projects could go on forever, but for the purposes of this post I will be focusing on home projects that you will actually want to do and ones that you are able to do on your own.
Believe it or not but an old bath tub can turn away many potential home buyers. Replacing your current bathtub with a new one can be done on your own or with a little help from a professional. A new bathtub depending on the kind of bathtub can cost you anywhere from $200 to $1,000.
The more labor intensive aspect of installing a new bathtub will come when you need to take out your current bathtub. You can find a full tutorial for how to professionally remove a bathtub here. If you need help with the disposal of your bathroom/construction debris, call Budget Dumpster for a roll-off dumpster rental.
Transform Attic into Bedroom
Another common deterrent for potential home buyers is not having enough rooms. If you have an attic, you can easily transform your attic into another bedroom. Older homes will typically have attics that can support the weight of a room. If your attic is not finished, you will need to insulate it and add some flooring. To really transform your attic into another room, you will need a bed, some dressers, paint, and some fun and trendy décor. An attic bedroom can be perfect for a guest room.
Add a Deck or Porch
Adding a deck or patio onto the front or back of your home is a great home DIY project for the summer. Whether you want a big white wraparound front porch or a deck off of the back of your house, these home DIY projects will payoff for potential home buyers. Another great aspect about building a deck or porch is you can make it look however you want. When you are doing it on your own, you can make it out of wood, concrete, stones, or whatever type of material best suits your style.
Replacing your windows may not seem like something that could make a home buyer say yes, but it actually is, even if they don’t realize it. However, replacing every window in your home can be prohibitively expensive, so I recommend focusing on the windows in the kitchen and the living room. Natural light has proven to be good for your health and when you add skylights and replace your normal windows with larger ones, you will be allowing far more natural light into your home.
Stay On Top of Landscaping
Staying on top of your landscaping is probably one of the easiest parts of keeping your home’s value up. There are plenty of different home DIY projects you can make for your backyard, we actually wrote a post about 21 different things you’ll want to have in your backyard this summer. Landscaping doesn’t just include cutting your grass every 2 weeks and mulching but it includes anything going on in your yard. Remember how important curb appeal is when you are looking to sell or renovate your home.
If you discover you need to rent a dumpster for one or any of these home DIY projects, make sure to give Budget Dumpster a call at 1-866-284-6164. Do you have any other home DIY projects that pay off that we didn’t mention, let us know by leaving a comment!