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Increase Home Value with DIY Projects

toolsHave you ever wondered what type of do-it-yourself (DIY) projects you can do around the house that may increase the value of your home? The following are projects that you can do yourself, if you are handy, or complete with a little help from someone else. The end result is an increase of anywhere from $1,000 to $3,000 on your home value.

Get rid of the clutter
Straightening up and getting rid of clutter can do wonders for a house. This can increase the home value by $1,500 to $2,000 with an investment of between $100 and $200. The return on investment is 872%

Tasteful home staging
Staging effects such as plants, a fresh fruit basket, decorative pillows, etc. can increase the value by $1,500 to $2,000. With an investment of only $300 to $400, your return on investment will be 586%

Brighten your home
Brightening your home, either with lighting or a lively color scheme can cost you only $200 to $300, but the return on investment is 572%, increasing the home value between $1,000 and $1,500.

Landscaping is not only an easy way to spruce up your home, but also an inexpensive way to make a great first impression. Make sure to landscape the front and back of your home. This project can cost anywhere from $300 to $400, increasing home value by $1,500 to $2,000, with a return on investment of 473%

Clean the carpets
A good carpet shampoo can really bring the floor a new life, or replacing the carpets altogether can provide an even more fresh, and dramatic effect. This project is a little pricier at $400 or $500 and a return on investment of 295%. It can increase the value of your home’s value by $1,500 to $2,000

Paint the inside walls
A few cans of paint can go a long way in changing the appearance of a home. With a cost of $500 to $750, you can increase your home value by $1,500 to $2,000. The return on investment is 250%

Fix damaged flooring
A home with damaged floors is never a good thing. Investing $500 to $750, you can increase the value of your home by $1,500 to $2,000. The return on investment is 250%

If you have any questions about other ways to improve your home value, Ottawa-area housing, or are looking to buy or sell a home, contact seasoned real estate professional Chris Coveny at

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