Get Inspired | August 2, 2021

4 Easy Home Improvement Projects to Boost Your Home’s Value

The housing market is hot, hot, hot right now. Even if you’re not ready to sell, home improvement projects can help maximize your curb appeal and improve the value of your home — which in turn can help improve the value of your neighbors’ homes, making your neighborhood the place to be.

If the phrase “home improvement project” has you clutching your checkbook, fear not. We’ve got 4 easy DIY projects to help your home feel fresh and new that can boost your home value at the same time.


A quick and easy way to give your space a facelift? Swap out older, dated light fixtures with new, trendy ones for an instant upgrade. Try replacing the dome light above your breakfast nook with a small chandelier, or update your outdoor lighting with something more modern. This simple switch can help you see your space in a whole new light (pun definitely intended).


You know what they say — if it doesn’t spark joy, it’s time to let it go. Cleaning up and cleaning out your home is an easy project that can involve the whole family. Ask your kids to help you find toys they want to donate, clothes they’ve outgrown and other items that could have a second life. Then apply the same keen eye to your own belongings — including the dreaded clutter spaces, like the kitchen drawer and the garage. Once you’ve completed it, look for storage options that help keep everything else where it belongs.


Curb appeal, curb appeal, curb appeal. Even if you’re not looking to sell, curb appeal helps increase the value of your neighborhood for years down the road. If you’ve ever wanted to rip up those box hedges and start a flower bed, now is the time! Trim the bushes, plant new flowers, line flower beds with rocks or decorative borders and make sure everything is weeded and freshly mulched. Then sit back and enjoy the beautiful landscape you’ve made.


The finishing touch to any home project is a fresh coat of paint. Whether you go big and bold with dark statement colors like peppercorn or navy, or you stick to tried and true neutrals like agreeable gray, fresh paint will make any space feel brand new. Try starting with a smaller room and see what a difference paint can make!

Whether you’re prepping your home to put it on the market or just looking to refresh your space, these 4 projects will have your home feel brand spanking new. Share with us on Instagram when you #DoItWithHART.

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