Many homeowners will find themselves considering a DIY project at some time or another. This is great for those who have some training or skills to pull it off. For others who might find themselves ill equipped this could turn into a nightmare.
During times of wanting to maintain the value and upkeep of home balanced with limited funds, you may discover a real opportunity to take on this type of venture and win. It’s important to plan ahead and consider everything involved with such a project.
1) Only start projects you are certain you are capable of completing in a manner that will add true value to your home and environment.
2) Assess your current daily schedule and realistically consider how much time the project will take before starting. Make sure you can easily fit this project into your current routine.
3) Something to think about – what impact will this project have on my family as well as the house? For example, if the project will take parts of your home out of commission then make sure you can live with this for the duration of the project.
Be careful when considering extensive upgrades or those which cost a small fortune to complete. Is it possible a few improvements in a space will do the trick rather than a complete overhaul?
If you’re upgrading to increase resale value then make sure you’re tackling the right spots. Experts suggests improving the kitchen and bathroom will have the biggest impact of increasing the home value. It’s a good idea to go with neutral colors and perhaps a facelift to existing components. When possible, leave the plumbing in tact to keep costs down.
Adding some landscaping can help as well. Don’t overlook this factor. Take a critical look at what a potential buyer would see in perhaps making a first impression.