Spending the vast majority of your time at home lately certainly hasn’t been anyone’s idea of a good time. However, if home is where you still need to be most of the time, it pays to channel your time, money, and energy into making it a place that you love. Especially if you plan to sell your home in the near future. Looking for ideas? You’ll find them below.
Reimagine Your space
One of the very first things you can do to improve your living conditions is to look at your home for what it could be, not for what it is. Consider leveraging the expertise of an interior designer, which can help bring your vision for the perfect home to life. You may find that new furniture and accessories are all you need to give your living space a new life.
Update the Kitchen
A full-scale kitchen remodel is not a do-it-yourself endeavor. However, there are plenty of ways you can revitalize a tired kitchen without having a contractor on retainer. Simple steps, such as painting or adding a freestanding cabinet, can change its look and feel. The best part of these types of upgrades is that you can handle them in a single afternoon so you can enjoy your work the next day. You may also consider swapping out the hardware or coloring the tile grout to give your floors a new look without a high price tag.
Make Your Outdoor Space Fun
If you have kids, particularly very active ones, then you’ll benefit greatly from having an exceptional outdoor space. Depending on where you live, you may have room to do anything from building an in-ground trampoline to creating your children’s very own personal play yard. And although time-consuming, building an outdoor patio is not complicated, and you can get the job done in a long afternoon or two if you gather your materials and dive into the project.
Add Crown Molding the Easy Way
If you’ve ever tried to install crown molding, you already know that this takes skill. But, fortunately, there are now available many DIY options that don’t even require tools, although the peel-and-stick options may not be suitable for long-term use.
Install a Stair Runner
If your home has a staircase, you may have noticed that it’s a rather boring part of the decor. It does not have to be, however. Installing a stair runner is not difficult, and the Young House Love blog asserts that you can give your entire staircase a makeover in about 20 hours, which translates to around two or three days focused on the job.
Plant a Flower Garden
Looking back at the outdoors, a flower garden can add visual appeal and give you something to care for through the summer. Garden Design asserts that you must be familiar with your site, soil, flowers, and frost cycle before you begin. Keep in mind when designing your new garden that you do not have to stick with flowers of the same height and color, and you are only limited by your imagination and what will grow in your climate.
If you’re inclined to make updates but can’t seem to motivate yourself, considering a future sale could be the impetus you need to tackle the easier projects now. If you take a look at local listings, for example, you can see the average sale price (like $1.37M in Park City!), and the higher the price for comparable homes, the easier it could be to make a tidy profit. So don’t let a lack of motivation stop you from giving your home some extra TLC to boost a sale down the road.
Spending more time at home isn’t ideal, but renovating your space is. From kitchen updates and planting a flower garden to adding an in-ground trampoline and redesigning room by room, the above ideas can help you make your space a place you want to be. And put you on track for a quick sale when it’s time to move on.
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