Top Ten Home Upgrades To Consider This Spring


There are many upgrades you can make to your home to give it a more modern feel and increase the value. Many can be quite expensive. Here's a list of a few upgrades you can do yourself and won't break the bank.


1. PAINT KITCHEN CABINETS.

Adding new cabinetry can be super expensive, but a couple coats of new paint can make an outdated kitchen look much more modern and clean. See how to do it here.


2. UPDATE CABINET HANDLES

Swapping out generic or older cabinet handles can make a kitchen look completely different. This company makes new handles that even fit IKEA cabinets.


3. PUMP UP THE CURB APPEAL


The front of your house is the first thing potential buyers see, so make sure it's stately and welcoming. Add some extra plants to the porch or the entryway, paint the door.

Check out these other DIY tips for increasing your curb appeal here.


4. GET RID OF POPCORN CEILINGS

Just make sure to get it tested for asbestos before you try this one yourself—some homes built before the 1970's have it in the ceiling. See how to do it here.


5. UPDATE FIXTURES


Door knobs, faucets, and locks are all fairly cheap to paint to make them look brand new. Check out this great tutorial here.


6. SWAP OUT YOUR LIGHTING

Upgrading lighting in the main rooms can make the whole space feel more expensive.

7. PAINT THE INSIDE OF YOUR WINDOW FRAME

Most builder-grade windows are dark inside, sometimes even black. Painting the interior frames and transoms will make the window look bigger and more modern. See how to do it here.


8. UPDATE YOUR WINDOW FRAMES


Make windows look larger by adding molding and a new apron. See how here.


9. UPDATE PAINT WITH A NEUTRAL PALATE

A brightly colored living room might be your cup of tea, but a neutral clean palette is much more palatable for most buyers. Designer Emily Henderson recommends these timeless shades for almost any space.


10. ADD VISIBLE STORAGE


Hidden storage might be good for living in a home, but buyers want to SEE a lot of storage space without having to open everything. A few extra shelves in a blank space can make a big difference. See how to easily add some floating shelves to a tiny bathroom here.


Courtesy of Buzzfeed where you can find more great DIY options to update your home.

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