April 2nd is National DIY Day, so it's time to get started on some projects around the house. Roll up your sleeves, get out your tools, and tackle five home improvement projects that will make your home shine. Our REALTORS® know that a little elbow grease goes a long way in boosting your home's resale value in today's market.
Update cabinet pulls and knobs
Replace old faucets
Install a shiny new sink
Invest in stainless steel appliances
Replace the countertops
Install wood laminate flooring
Hang New Light Fixtures
Lighting in a home often gets overlooked, but it has a big impact on the design appeal of a room. Good lighting brightens up the room and makes colors pop, while bad lighting makes rooms look small, dingy, and uninviting. According to design experts, most homes don't have adequate lighting (100 watts for every 50 square feet).
Ideal room lighting includes three types of fixtures: ambient lighting, which includes overhead fixtures; task lighting, which includes reading, under cabinet, and pendant fixtures; and accent lighting, including table or wall lights. If your home feels dark, it's time to tackle a DIY lighting project to brighten spaces and create an inviting atmosphere.
Install Smart Home Features
If you have outdated thermostats that don't light up and old door locks with no security features, tackle some DIY upgrades. Modern smart home technology controlled from mobile phones and computers is a big selling feature, especially for millennial homebuyers. According to Consumer Reports, smart home features can increase your home's resale value by at least 3%.
If you're thinking about buying or selling a home in Ohio, contact us for more information on available properties.