7 Easy Summer Remodeling Ideas

Doing small remodeling projects over time can increase the value of your home at the Lake of the Ozarks. Even the slightest touches can make a huge impression on future buyers. The summer is the perfect time to tackle these tasks. Devine & Associates has created a list of easy summer projects to help update your home, which in turn can increase your home’s overall value.

1. Update the Outside Entrance

A welcoming front door color and a little landscaping can improve your curb appeal, making a lasting impression on prospective buyers. Update the door handle and hinges, and add a few potted plants near the entrance. If you do not have outdoor lighting, install some pathway lights to enhance the outside of your home and brighten the walkway at night.

2. Update Your Backyard

Adding potted plants and outdoor seating, such as a bistro set or a mix of colorful chairs, can create a peaceful backyard getaway. Overgrown or patchy lawns will bring unwanted attention to your home. Maintaining the lawn is an easy way to make your home more desirable.  

3. Update the Kitchen

The kitchen is the key to maximizing your home’s value. Start out small by switching out things such as old sinks or an ancient microwave. Even small updates, like a new lighting fixture that brightens the eating area, can make a huge difference. Replacing factory issued knobs and handles is an easy way to updated your cabinets and drawers.

4. Update the Bathroom

Another area that can increase your home’s value with small updates is the bathroom. Switching out bathroom faucets on existing bathroom sinks and tubs or changing the lighting can do wonders. Replacing an outdated vanity or old plumbing could also increase your home’s value. Changing the wallpaper with a faux or textured finish is also an easy way to update your home.

5. Update the Walls

A fresh coat of paint is a simple way to make your home look fresh and clean. Keep in mind that neutrals appeal to the majority of the population, which will make your home more desirable to buyers. A pop of color is an easy way to brighten any room, but make sure it is a color that could easily be painted over, so stay away from dark reds and navy blues.

6. Update Ceilings

Popcorn ceilings are an easy way to date a home. This is an easy DIY project that you can do over a weekend. Removing spackle may not seem like a big change, but it’s an easy fix that will update your home and increase its value.

7. Keep up with Regular Maintenance and Repairs

Walk around your home and make a list of everything that needs to be fixed. These issues may not seem important or urgent at the time, but if every room has something that needs repairing, it could add up quickly. If these projects don’t get done, it will create the impression that your home is neglected. Staying on top of maintenance will make selling your home easier.

Selling Your Home with Devine & Associates

The saying that you only get one shot at a first impression is extremely true when it comes to selling your home. The key to increasing the overall value of your home is repair, replace or remodel anything that could turn buyers away. If you plan on selling your Lake of the Ozarks home in the near future, Devine & Associates can walk you through the process of selling.  

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