Best Home Improvement Projects To Add Value To Your Home

Are you the type that is always on the lookout for the best home improvement projects to tackle?  Finding home improvement projects that add value to your home can be fun and rewarding.  Searching for fun and easy project ideas will give you the opportunity to show off your skill and increase the value of your home.

Home improvement project skill levels can vary from simple to demanding.  Choose a project that you are confident that you can complete.  It is better to choose smaller, simple home improvement projects and finish them than to attempt a challenging project and leave it unfinished.

Here’s our list of the best home improvement projects that will be easy to complete and add value to your home.

Best Home Improvement Projects To Add Value To Your Home

Paint Your Kitchen Cabinets

If your kitchen cabinets are in good conditions but, are looking a bit dated, painting your cabinets can bring new life to your kitchen.  Solid wood, wood veneer, and metal cabinets take paint well, but laminate and melamine finishes do not.

Begin by removing your cabinet fronts and any knobs or pulls.  If you want to make your cabinet fronts more decorative, add moulding or beadboard before painting.  Using a paint sprayer to paint your cabinets will create the cleanest finish. Practice on some scrap wood first and make sure you cover all the surfaces you don’t want to paint with plastic sheeting.  Re-install cabinet fronts and replace old cabinet knobs and pulls for a fresh new look.

Recommended equipment: sander, paint sprayer, cart, drill

kitchenAdd A Tile Backsplash

Adding a tile backsplash to a kitchen or bathroom will improve the look and add value to the room. Remove old tile, if present. Replace any damaged wallboard where the old tile was removed.

Make sure that you are applying new tile to an even surface. Apply the manufacturer’s recommended adhesive with a notched trowel. Lay the first tile in the center at the base of the backsplash.Working out from the first tile, continue laying the tiles in a row, flush to the spacers.

If you need to cut tiles, score the tiles with a tile cutter or use a wet saw with a diamond blade. Allow the adhesive to set according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

Mix the grout according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Apply the grout using a rubber float.Wipe off the excess grout with a damp sponge when the grout becomes firm. Clean the tiles again and smooth the joints with a damp sponge.

Recommended equipment: tile saw, drill, fan

Install A New Bathroom Vanity

Installing a new bathroom vanity will update and add value to any bathroom.  To begin, turn off the water and disconnect the supply lines.

Loosen the caulk between the vanity and the wall with a utility knife. Loosen and remove the screws that attach the vanity to the wall. Locate the wall studs and mark them a little higher than the top of the new vanity. Mark the placement of the new vanity’s screw holes.

Set the vanity in place. It’s very important that the vanity is flush against the wall. Use shims and a level to do this.

Install a new faucet as per the manufacturer’s instructions. Once the vanity is properly positioned, secure it to the wall with screws. Run a bead of caulk along the top edges of the vanity base.

Reconnect the plumbing and replace the p-trap if it’s old. Carefully apply a thin bead of caulk around the countertop edges.

Recommended equipment: drill, pipe cutter, trailer, laser level, fold-down cart

DIY Home Improvement Project House numbersReplace an Old Front Door With A New One

Congratulations! You’ve finished lots of indoor projects to help increase the value of your home. Now, it is time to tackle how your house looks on the outside.  Replacing an old front door will do more for your home’s curb appeal than most homeowners would think.

For obvious reasons, this project will need to be completed in one day.  You might also want to ask a friend to help you out with this project.  Good planning and having everything you need to complete this project on hand when you begin will help you get the job done quickly.

Take good measurements of your door opening before you buy a new front door.  Choosing a new front door that will fit into the existing opening will make replacing your front door even easier and quicker.  Paint your new door and add decorative house numbers before hanging it.

If your new door doesn’t fit the existing opening, you will be required to use carpentry skills to increase or decrease the opening before hanging your new door.

Recommended equipment: door plane, 6 foot step ladder, paint sprayer, drill

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