Here are 7 simple and valuable home projects to put on your wish list:
Did you know a ceiling fan can also be beneficial in heating your home? Not only are they great for a creating a breeze and cooling down a room during the summer, if you reverse the spin, a ceiling fan can help spread warm air through your home during the winter. If you already have wiring for an overhead light, this project is super simple. Otherwise, you will want to call an electrician in to run new wiring.
If you’re looking to elevate one of the rooms in your house, consider adding some crown moulding to create a wow factor. If you’d rather not spend a weekend fighting with angles and a miter-saw, try using Trimroc molding. This lightweight product is a foam coated in hard plaster. It can be cut with a handsaw and ragged joints can disappear with just a bit of mud. Crown moulding is a low cost project and can be installed quickly and add value to your home.
Curb appeal is a real game changer. By working on the outside of your house you’ll add a lot of value if you decide to sell. Start by installed a midrange steel door. It will make your home safer and increase your curb appeal. Added bonus, a new, well sealed door will provide better insulation to help lower your heating and cooling costs. Also, when it’s time to sell you can expect a 75% return on your investment. (Source)
If your cabinets are in good condition but leave a bit to be desired, consider spending a weekend to refinish them. This low cost project can really transform your kitchen. Take all the doors off, get out the sander and get started. Pick up a cabinet transformation kit from Rustoleum or go it your self with high quality primer and paint or stain.
Bathrooms have become the talk of the town in past few years and it’s easy to imagine yourself relaxing in a tub in a modern and sleek space. Replace outdated or broken tile with white subway tile or large neutral tiles. If you have a small space picking large tiles will make the space look larger. Consider running the tiles from the surround across the floor to create a sleek look and make the space look larger.
If there’s a breeze inside your house, it’s time to replace your windows. Quality double paned windows are a quality home investment, and you are likely to see savings on your heating and cooling bills. You may also be eligible for a tax credit when you install new windows. And to top it all off, if you choose to sell you can expect to see an 85% return. (Source)
It doesn’t get much simpler than this. A fresh coat of paint inside or outside the house can be a breath of fresh air. Work through the house doing one or two rooms a weekend and soon you’ll feel like you’re in a brand new home!
Start writing your wish list! Hopefully get everything you ask for this year. If you need any professional recommendations, reach out to your agent today.