It truly is hard to believe that fall is right around the corner. It feels like just yesterday we were breaking out the shorts and t-shirts and celebrating the warmer days. With fall comes more than just changing leaves and pumpkin spice everything. In fact, for those planning on selling their homes, fall brings a great opportunity to jump on any real estate plans that you’ve been waiting on. COVID-19 has obviously changed the way that we approach just about everything, and this also includes home improvement projects. Because it’s safer to do things at home nowadays, we’ve put together a list of DIY home improvement projects that will get your home for-sale-ready!
Spruce Up the Lawn
Before autumn comes in full-swing, now is a good time to get the yard cleaned up and looking fresh. Because the winters up here aren’t the warmest, we don’t recommend going too full-force on new plants and flowers. Start by adding new mulch around the garden which will not only help clean things up but will also help to insulate the ground when frost comes around. To add some color, consider adding some mums, which are known to withstand the colder temperatures and come in a wide variety of shades. Some other ideas include creating a stone pathway, adding some pumpkin decorations, and planting evergreen trees.
Be Creative With Stick-On Wallpaper
A new trend that’s been hitting the world of Pinterest for easy DIY home improvement projects is stick on wallpaper. These wallpaper patterns are perfect for almost any room and can work as a great accent wall. The designs can range from unique patterns to intricate murals. Check out some of these sites for ideas:
Install new Lighting
Something that doesn’t go out of style is good lighting. Take a look at the fixtures that you currently have installed and consider something new. Bright and modern lighting can go a long way for inexpensive kitchen and bathroom improvements that will add value to your home. For the kitchen, consider adding in pendant lighting over the island space. Or, if you have a more spacious kitchen, a chandelier will add a level of charm to the room. For the bathroom, nice vanity lighting can really upgrade the space over the sink and give the room a bright and modern look that will stay current for years. Browse the web or your local hardware/lighting showrooms for sales on fixtures. Or, go the other route of searching sites like Facebook Marketplace!
Update the Faucets and Door Knobs
Need a quick and inexpensive change? Head to your local hardware store and pick up some new and modern looking faucets and door knobs. After being used, faucets can begin to look worn down, which can affect the look of the entire room. Try going with something more trendy that can give your kitchen and bathroom a new look. Even better, for a kitchen sink, install a faucet that helps save water and that has multiple settings. For doorknobs, switch up the look with different colors and designs that compliments the home’s aesthetic.
DIY projects are a fun way to upgrade the space you’re living in for years to come. However, not every project can be tackled on your own. If you cannot handle the project on your own, find a reputable contractor to help you perform the updates.
About The Author: Liz Shemaria is a globally-focused journalist, editor, and content strategist.
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