With Autumn in full swing and the sweltering heat tempered to a cool breeze, investors can focus on tackling those home renovation projects they’ve had on their minds. But with so many different types of renovations, where should you start? These ten projects are simple and can be done over the weekend!
1. Repaint your floor tiles
Floors are often treated as an afterthought but they’re one of the first things potential buyers and renters notice when they enter a room and can have a drastic effect on how a space is perceived. Once you’ve found the ideal color, you can knock out the project in a day or two. Look at this article for a better idea of what goes into painting floor tiles correctly.
2. Add life to your property with plants
Plants are an easy way to bring life to your property and can do a lot to improve first impressions. For a better idea of some low maintenance plant ideas, take a look at the list below:
• Japanese Yew
• Brown’s Yew
3. Install lighting in dark areas
Bad lighting doesn’t just make a place hard to live in, it also makes it difficult to take quality pictures when looking to get your property listed for sale. To get started, first identify the type of light fixture you’d like to use and ensure it fits well with the area. Then, take the steps necessary so the fixture is installed correctly.
4. Use intricate wallpapers to change the feel of an area
Wallpaper is one of the easiest ways to personalize a space and make it feel unique! Not only are there many great wallpaper brands but you can even customize them yourself and have them mailed to you!
5. Work on your interior doors
Depending on a property’s age, the interior doors can face a lot of wear and tear over the years. By installing new doors and knobs, you can really transform the look of a room and potentially increase its value. Even just a fresh coat of paint is enough to bring new energy.
6. Install a towel warmer
Towel warmers are a nice addition to any investment property. If you’re planning on handling this job yourself, thoroughly research how to approach an electrical project safely or seek advice from someone with experience in heating and/or plumbing projects. You can also seek professional assistance to avoid mishaps.
7. Add interior shutters
Having sunlight glares throughout your living room can dim the appeal. But with interior shutters, you can turn distracting sunlight into a nice added detail to your space. Just be sure you have a couple of hours to invest and the right supplies at your disposal.
8. Install a water filtration system
Households all over the country are making the switch to filtered water, and you can ease the process for prospective buyers or renters by installing a filtration system under the sink. To figure out how to do this yourself, check out this article.
9. Seal any cold air leaks
Now that cooler weather is coming in, it’s an excellent time to make adjustments so as little cold air as possible is making it into your home. To do this, take a close look at the areas near your windows and doors for any gaps, then seal them using weather stripping or a similar material.
10. Put ventilation fans in the bathrooms
Aside from eliminating foggy windows and steamy mirrors, ventilation fans also fight mold, mildew and stale odors, which helps preserve the property’s value. You also should be able to knock this project out within a single day. For better insight into what’s needed for this project and for step-by-step instructions, read this article.
These simple projects can spruce up your home quickly. Pay close attention to Hubzu’s blog for more helpful tips and tricks about renovations and all things real estate. And if you’re ever interested in selling a property for cold hard cash, check out the advantages of selling through Signature SellerTM by clicking here.