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Tips for effective DIY home improvement projects

Posted by:  Chip Poli
2013-11-12 07:09:46

Buying a home is undoubtedly an exciting time for many consumers. Not only do they benefit from providing their families shelter and slowly building equity, but individuals can also enjoy customizing the property to their personal liking. And, in today's society, there are countless residential upgrades available to homeowners that both improve a home's cosmetic appeal and enhance the functionality of its features.

Oftentimes, the most effective modifications that individuals make to their houses after the purchase is finalized are those that cause the property value to increase and garners favorable attention from neighbors. However, these projects can range in size and difficulty. So, while individuals can complete some improvements by themselves, other work is typically best left to seasoned professionals.

If you're looking to personally undertake a few cost-effective projects that could help your home's price appreciate, you can do the following - all by yourself. 

Hang new kitchen cabinets
You probably spend a significant amount of your time in your kitchen, right? Have you been looking for ways to brighten up the space? A great approach is installing new cabinets. There are many different styles to pick from, so you should give some thought to the design scheme you want the room to follow. And, once you determine the height at which you want them, and hang the first section, the rest of the job is easy. This is a popular trend among owners, as modern kitchens have become very desirable residential features. 

Lay a stone walkway
Want to enhance the look of your outdoor space? Why not add a charming walkway to your front door or backyard garden? These can be easily installed and drastically improve a home's outward appearance. After deciding what material is to be used, installation is as easy as clearing a path, and laying down the design, according to the DIY Network. The pattern you incorporate can be as simple or as intricate as you like, and your property's price could see a similar increase. Bricks and paver stones are popular choices among homeowners, but so are larger options like fieldstones and custom concrete slabs.

A fresh coat of paint
​Though painting interior walls and external siding may not have a direct impact on the sale price of a home, it can go a long way toward attracting interested buyers and swaying their decision to submit a purchase offer. Light colors can provide a bright, cheery aesthetic, while darker hues could create a more dramatic, stylish atmosphere. Alternatively, it may be in your best interest to use neutral colors, as they create opportunities for further personalization in the future. Tones like beige and off-white easily blend with existing decorations, and can easily be painted over with more exotic colors without the need for a coat of primer. 

Add molding to entertaining areas
Like throwing parties? In rooms that you would use for entertaining, you may want to consider adding molding to the walls. This inexpensive and easy update creates a cosmopolitan ambiance that you and your guests can enjoy - whether you're hosting a friend's birthday celebration or formal evening of wine- and cheese-tasting. Molding acts as a room's defining touch, and can substantially improve its overall look, according to Better Homes and Gardens.

At Poli Mortgage Group, we understand the thrill of owning a home, and the excitement one feels in constantly improving it. That's why we offer a wide range of products and services that can provide you with the financial assistance you need. Whether you're looking for a loan to pay for building materials, or wish to secure a mortgage and purchase a new home, we are here for you. Our team of Loan Officers is dedicated to finding you low rates and helping you get set up with an affordable payment plan. Call us today at 866-353-7654.

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