A beautiful home for sale in Rancho Cucamonga, California, USA – Photo Courtesy: Gabriel Chag
Pet home improvement projects serve as the perfect hobby for idle home owners. They also help boost the home equity value when it’s time to sell. Some of the simplest DIY projects can have the biggest impact on your house. There’s no need to involve contractors and laborers when you have your own two hands to put to work. After all, there is nothing more rewarding than working to improve your home. It also affords you the opportunity to learn something new. Once the work is complete, you can brag to your friends about how you accomplished it single handedly.
Here are a few DIY projects for you:
A beautiful garden in your front yard can completely change the appearance of your house. It’s a project that requires a lot of patience because you literally have to watch plants grow, but it’s worth the effort. Start small and then diversify as you go along. A trip to the local flower nursery will help you get started and find you the right plants and flowers for your garden. Stick to low maintenance flowers unless you want a lot of upkeep on your hands. Colors that are opposite each other on the color wheel make perfect pairs in gardening.
Photo Courtesy: TANAKA Juuyoh
Now that you have a beautiful garden in your front yard; how about a pond in the back? Constructing a pond isn’t rocket science. All you need is a shovel and a hose. Dig a ditch deep enough for a pond and then smoothen the surface by removing rocks and other obstacles. Cover the ditch with a plastic liner and then fill it with water. There, you have a pond. Was that so difficult? To give it a more authentic look, plant some greenery around it and throw in a fish or two.
3. Maintenance & repairs
This isn’t exactly as glamorous as planting a garden or constructing a pond, but it is important. Maintenance and repairs are important if you want to avoid actual home improvement projects such as water proofing. Water heating systems can develop leaks and flood your entire basement. This may take care of the rats, but also cost you a fortune. If your heater is on the verge of catastrophe, it’s best to replace it rather than continue tinkering. Refer to user reviews if you’re not familiar with water heaters. Just Google something like ‘hot water heat pumps reviews’ and you’ll find everything you need to know.
4. Paint or Paper
Robert’s baby daugther got bored with her room, so she decided to take up the paint and change the room to her liking as her own DIY project in Karen, Nairobi Area, Kenya! Photo Courtesy: Robbert van der Steeg
Since we’ve already taken care of the exterior with landscaping, we should now focus our attention towards the interior. Painting the walls can liven up the décor of the house without any refurnishing. This is something you can do yourself, with a little help from your friends and family. If you are transforming the walls, you may want to consider wallpaper as well. It can prove to be a better alternative.
Simply sitting on your backside and blaming the real estate market is not going to help. Pick up your tools and get to work boosting your home equity value.
John Michael is part of the team with Siddons Solarstream, leading dealers in hot water heat pumps. He is an avid soccer fan and enjoys his evenings playing with his pet dog, Alfred.