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5 DIY Projects That Instantly Add Value to Your Home

Whether you're settling into a new home or putting your house on the market, there are many simple DIY projects you can do to increase your home's value. With a plethora of information out there, it's easy to get overwhelmed wondering what projects offer the best returns on your time and investment. That’s why we’ve created this list of DIY projects that will instantly add value to your home.

1. Paint

Painting is a simple and inexpensive project any DIYer can do to boost a home's value. With a 107% return on investment for interior paint jobs, it's hard to argue that painting shouldn’t be a part of your home-selling plan. Sprucing up your front door or shutters with a new coat of paint also adds curb appeal. Get all the supplies you need to complete your painting job by visiting Gabriel Building Supply in Amite or Ponchatoula, Louisiana.

2. Replace and update floors

Another way to add value to your home is to consider replacing old, worn-out carpeting with vinyl, laminate, or hardwood floors. These floors add a modern look to your home and are much easier to maintain and clean. If a full flooring update isn't an option, get carpets professionally deep cleaned or consider resurfacing hardwood floors to keep everything looking new.

3. Minor kitchen renovations

Kitchen remodels provide great returns on investment. However, you don’t need to completely gut your kitchen in order to increase your home’s value. Adding a backsplash or refinishing kitchen cabinets is sometimes all you need. Replacing one major appliance like the refrigerator, stove, or sink can also help add value to your home.

4. Landscaping

Simply raking leaves, weeding, and trimming large trees can do wonders for the look of your property and increase your home's value. Adding a few garden beds with easy-to-maintain plants will also help, as well as making sure your irrigation system is in proper working order. A well-manicured exterior will intrigue potential buyers to see if the interior has also been maintained well.

5. Organize and declutter

Organizing your home helps your space appear larger, brighter, and more inviting. However, this project can easily become a time consuming, all-weekend affair if proper precautions aren't taken. Move through rooms quickly and set timers to ensure you don't take a detour down memory lane. Sort items into piles and make sure there is one for "undecided" items you can sort through at a separate time.

Ready to get started? Stop by our two Gabriel Building Supply stores in Ponchatoula or Amite in Southeast Louisiana. Our knowledgeable staff will help you get everything you need for your DIY project!

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