DIY Projects to Boost the Appeal and Value of Your Home

How many times have you found a home improvement DIY you’d like to do only to find that you lack the time or inspiration to get it done? If this happens to you more often than not, fear not, well-intentioned homeowner. Many homeowners find themselves in the same boat. Most homeowners say the biggest challenge with home DIY projects is finding the time to get them done. In fact, most of these homeowners already have home improvement projects in the works, but struggle to find time to finish them. 

Since many of us are spending more time at home these days, it might be the perfect time to get some of those home improvement projects done. If you’re looking for inspiration, here are a few projects you can tackle – either alone or with a helper – to give your home a much-needed upgrade. 

1. Replace Faucets

An easy and not-so-time-consuming home improvement project involves switching out all your home’s current faucets with new, modern ones. This easy upgrade will give a fresh look to your kitchen and bathrooms without much effort at all. In fact, this is a great project for your DIYer in the making to help with since you’ll need someone to help hold things and hand you tools while you’re underneath the sink. 

2. Build a Fire Pit

This is a great home improvement project because not only can the kids help with it, but it also increases your home’s value. The Internet is full of fire pit tutorials, so all you need to do is find the one you like, buy the supplies at your local home improvement store, and get busy. When you’re all done, you can throw a smores party to celebrate!

3. Refresh Your Kitchen Cabinets

Who says you need to remodel your kitchen to give it a fresh, new look? If you don’t have the time or money to spend on a full kitchen remodel, try refreshing your kitchen cabinets instead. 

Replace the old knobs and pulls with new ones or remove cabinet doors altogether for an open-shelf concept that’s all the rage right now. If you don’t have enough cabinets in your kitchen, but you have extra wall space, consider installing open shelving for added storage and appeal. 

4. Build a Garden Shed

Whether you need one for storage, extra workspace, or additional living space, building a shed in the backyard can be a huge asset in terms of added space and value. Homes with a “she shed” in the back sell for as much as 3.6 percent more than homes without one. Again, a quick Google search will reveal a plethora of shed-building tutorials, but even if you aren’t comfortable with building one from scratch, your local home improvement store has garden-variety sheds you can put together and make your own. 

Finding time to make home improvements can be tricky, but the DIY projects listed above are easy enough to be done quickly, so they won’t be hanging over your head unfinished for days or weeks to come.