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Quarantine Projects That Can Increase Your Property Value

Jan 19, 2021

Coronavirus (COVID-19) has tightened up the real estate market throughout the United States. Due to stringent federal mandates that require social distancing and the wearing of masks, major construction projects have been halted. 

However, this doesn’t mean that you have to stop your personal home improvement projects in the midst of a pandemic. Fortunately, there are quite a few different home improvement projects you can take on to improve your property’s curb appeal.

If you’re lacking inspiration and need direction on simple DIY projects you can start, here are four ideas to help you get the ball rolling today. 

Modernize Your Home Furnishings

This is perhaps one of the simplest ways to add thousands of dollars in value to your property. Most homes have outdated kitchen counters and furnishings. If your kitchen falls in this category, here are some improvements you can make:

  • If you have older cabinets, apply paint to them to make them look new and fashionable. This is the best way to improve your cabinetry without having to make a new purchase and hire a contractor. 
  • You can also just replace your kitchen cabinets. Prices can be lower due to the pandemic, so it’s possible you can get a great deal.

Even with $100 hardware, your house will look comparable to other houses that put thousands of dollars into their kitchens. 

Paint Your Home

Painting your home is another DIY project you can handle on your own. For this project, strive to use neutral colors, as they can have a great impact on the curb appeal of your home. 

Here are some tips you should follow when painting your home:

  • Upgrade your home by applying new paint, especially in outdated areas.
  • Beige and grey colors are in season right now. If you do decide to use them, make sure the colors align across the spectrum of your home. 
  • Painting takes some time to complete, but you can generally finish a room in a single day. 

Add on Home Office

If you’re trying to sell in the near future, then this will be a great project to take on. Working at home has been commonplace during the pandemic. Having an isolated space to get work done will be highly sought after amenity during the pandemic. 

Adding a home office can be as simple as having space for a desk and a comfortable chair to work in. If you’re looking to try a more elaborate design, then you can try adding a bookcase or a TV for added effect. 

Always remember to keep the space light and fun. 

Improve the Curb Appeal

The exterior of your home is what people will see first. Therefore, it makes sense to improve the curb appeal of your home. Plant flowers, green up your lawn, and make sure that your bushes and trees are properly trimmed. 

This will go a long way toward catching the eye of realtors and prospective buyers if you’re planning to sell.

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