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Boost your home’s value with these key interior renovations

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Whether you’re looking to build equity or get a top dollar offer once you sell, performing strategic renovations will help you increase your home’s value.  

The good news is, there are a lot of upgrades you can complete on your own without hiring a contractor. Here are some easy and affordable interior renovations for you to consider: 

Kitchen updates 

Full kitchen renovations can be expensive and time-consuming, but you can still go the DIY route to give your kitchen a makeover. 

  • Install a new tile backsplash – There are plenty of prefab mosaic backsplash tiles to choose from these days. All you need to do is to rent a wet saw, and you’re set! A new tile backsplash will immediately enhance the look of your kitchen. 
  • Repaint your cabinets – Refresh your cabinets by giving them a new coat of paint. If you want a bright and airy look for your kitchen, consider shades like white, beige, or a dusty green or blue to give it a crisp, modern vibe.
  • Upgrade your appliances – A kitchen with new appliances is a major selling point, so upgrade some of your old, worn-out appliances if you have the budget.

Add more storage space

There are several affordable ways to add storage to your home and boost its value. Floating shelves, for example, are inexpensive and very easy to install, and will make perfect additions to small spaces like a half bath. 

Many furniture and home improvement retailers also sell stackable bookshelves, which you can adjust according to any ceiling’s height to create that “built-in” look. A new bookshelf could serve as an excellent focal point for your living room or home office. 


Giving your interiors a fresh coat of paint will make your home look new, and will give you a great return on investment. 

Just remember to select your colors carefully. Cool neutrals in a blue or light gray palette are a go-to choice for many interior designers, as they can make homes look brighter and more spacious compared to warm colors. Studies show they appeal to a larger percent of buyers as well, which increases your chances of getting a quick sale.

Update your bathroom

According to this article from Trulia, the master bathroom is one of two spaces that can add the most value to a home on the market. You can consider a few DIY projects to update the look and feel of your bathroom, such as installing new tile work, repainting cabinets, or updating fixtures.

Simple staging can be very effective as well – all you need is a new bathroom mat, some fluffy white towels, a candle in a stylish candle holder, succulents and other small plants, and you can create a spa-like feel for your bathroom. 

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