Many homeowners love changing and updating or renovating their homes. And most homeowners enjoy tackling these types of projects on their own.
But if you planning on selling your home in the future it’s important to recognize that potential buyers might not be as happy or excited about your DIY handy work as you are.
So what are some of these DIY projects that in reality might make it harder for you to sell your home?
It came out in a realtor.com article that there are a few projects that might haunt you if you eventually go and try to sell your home.
Don’t transition your garage into a living space
Converting your garage into another living space most home buyers now have placed the garage as a non-negotiable area of the house which means they don’t want to do any work to it when they move in. In other words, they want the garage to just be a garage when they move to the house.
Fresh paint on the walls
Painting the walls in reality no one wants to paint when they just move into a house and if you are painting your walls you want to go with a natural color that can be easily changed down the road. Painting your walls is the easiest and fastest DIY project on anyone’s list but it needs to be done right is all I’m saying. Another thing to mention is if you don’t know what you’re doing when your painting the job can look unprofessional and sloppy to potential buyers and it can turn them away. If you need a professional paint job call a local painter in your area.
Be careful with the kitchen cabinets instead of buying new cabinets many homeowners may just slap a coat of new paint and call it good. But with you’re just kind of putting a band-aide over making the cabinets look newer than they actually are.
What to consider for the home buyer
I’m not saying there is anything wrong with the DIY approach to home remodels or repairs but you want to keep in mind that you need to know what you’re doing and consider the potential home buyer when its time to sell and what kind of impression is the DIY showing the home buyer.
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