DIY home improvement projects that can lead to ROI

It is well known that not all DIY home improvement projects can actually lead to an increased return on your investment. With home design and decor continually changing, it is important to keep up with the latest trends. Often times, many of these projects can be handled by the homeowner without having to hire help. As a matter of fact, many of these projects may be completed in a weekend. Below are some of the DIY projects that may make the biggest impact upon resale without breaking the budget.

Refresh kitchen cabinets

The kitchen is arguably the most important room in a home and can often be the difference maker in whether or not a home will sell. If your kitchen cabinets are in good shape, then it is likely that simply painting, staining, or re-surfacing them can make a world of difference. As with any painting project, slow and steady wins the race. Therefore, take your time by taking the cabinet doors off and carefully painting them for a neat finish.

Improve curb appeal

As we have mentioned in previous articles, you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression. Therefore, it is critical that the front yard of the home is beautiful and inviting. Needless to say, landscaping and gardening are one of the first areas to focus on here. The nice thing is that these items are not too costly either. If necessary, painting or staining an older fence can also go a long ways with curb appeal.

A makeover for the front door

Once again, a fresh coat of paint can come to the rescue when it comes to the front door as well. In addition, the front door is an important part of curb appeal as well. A slow approach to avoid drips and roller marks is key when painting the front door as well.

Spruce up outdoor living

With people spending more time at home these days, it is important to have outdoor living space. While building an outdoor deck may require more skill than typical homeowners have, some basic landscaping stones or pavers may help make the outdoor space more usable. Once again, landscaping and gardening will be critical aspects to updating the outdoor living space.

Add more storage space

If there is one underlying theme to recent trends in home searches, it would have to be the need for additional space. With this said, this is an area where homeowners may get creative to make rooms multi-functional as well. For example, a spare bedroom could also serve as an office with the addition of a murphy bed and desk. In addition, adding closet organizers or a new storage unit in the garage can go a long ways with adding space.


Although the various home remodeling shows on television make various projects look easy, they oftentimes are not. With this said, many of these projects can be pricey and typically do not provide a favorable return on the investment. These simple weekend projects can be tackled by most homeowners with minimal training or experience. If you are considering listing your South Florida home for sale, contact Live South Florida Realty, Inc. We are happy to provide a free consultation to maximize the value of your home upon resale.


REALTOR® with Live South Florida Realty, Inc.