When selling a house, it sometimes doesn’t make sense to pour thousands of dollars into a home renovation. You may not have the funds to pay for it outright, or you may not want to use a lot of resources updating a home you won’t live in for much longer! Whatever the case, there are some simple renovations you can do yourself to increase your home’s appeal and value without breaking the bank. To learn more about DIY home renovations, visit American Home Center today.

Look For Discounted Home Renovation Materials And Update Small Details

Contractors will often buy materials for a project in bulk. They sometimes overestimate how much they will need, and often donate unused materials to places like ReStore. This is a store run by Habitat for Humanity and sells items like flooring, doors, lighting fixtures, and more for a considerable discount. While you may not find what you’re looking for on your first visit, don’t get discouraged! The key is visiting often and with an open mind.

A new coat of paint on your ceiling fans, doorknobs, or door hinges can make a big difference. These items can easily be painted with black or metallic spray paint to show the buyer that the home is up-to-date with current trends.

Make these minor updates to the inside and outside of your home. A fresh coat of paint on exterior lights or doorknobs, or finally fixing that tear in your screened in porch, can make more of a difference than you’d think.

Check For Returned Paint, Scrape Popcorn Ceilings, And Replace Mirrors

Many home improvement stores will re-sell returned paint to customers for at least 50 percent off. If you’re able to find a color you like in the returned paint section, it can save you a good chunk of money when painting the interior or exterior of your home!

Popcorn ceilings are not the easiest to deal with, but removing them can make a world of difference in your home’s modernity. You can use a spray bottle and putty knife to remove the popcorn, then sand the surface and paint it a new color. Just make sure to remove the furniture and cover the floors to prevent hard-to-clean dust from accumulating.

While some people replace the built-in mirrors in their bathrooms as soon as they move in, others leave them for their entire lives in a home! Modern buyers usually aren’t fans of boxy, built-in mirrors above bathroom sinks, so it can be advantageous to replace them with a modern framed mirror. You don’t even have to buy it new – you can often find some gems at places like ReStore!

Change Your Countertops And Create Raised Garden Beds

Whether you have outdated countertops in your bathroom or outdoor kitchen within a screened in porch, you can create a modern concrete countertop relatively easily and inexpensively! All you’ll need is a small amount of cement powder, a putty knife, and a heavy-duty concrete sealer.

The updates you make to your home should extend to the exterior. One simple way to show buyers that you have as much to offer outdoors as you do indoors is by using discarded pallets to create raised garden beds! These beds look nice and will have buyers imagining themselves gardening in their new home.

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Home renovation projects don’t always have to be as involved as adding a new screened in porch! If you’re looking for more easy ways to increase your home’s value without spending a lot of money, contact American Home Center today.