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DIY Home Renovations

Blog by Claire LeLacheur | February 18th, 2017

Home Renovations You Can Do Yourself


If you’re putting your home on the market, it’s good to think about potential renovations and quick updates that may help to sell your home faster. Although the new owners may not mind giving the home a refresh, it doesn’t hurt to put in a little extra effort to make the best first impression and secure a sale. Dirty walls, old-fashioned cabinet knobs, grubby patios, broken faucets, and other quick fixes can be completed with a DIY job but can make a huge impact on the appearance of your home. Here are a few home renovations you can do yourself, along with a few tasks that you should always leave to the professionals!


Painting and décor

First impressions mean everything, and your walls and décor are one of the first things that viewers will see in your home when they walk through the door. If your wallpaper is worn and torn, or your paint is looking dull with finger marks and grime, give your walls a coat of paint to brighten up your space and make everything look fresh. If you want to save money on a home stager and home renovations, update features like cushions, throws, and anything that’s badly worn to make your home feel homely and desirable for viewers.


Revamp your kitchen

You don’t need to invest a lot of time and effort to revamp your kitchen. If your cabinets are looking weathered, give them an update by changing the knobs. If you want to go the extra mile in home renovations, refinish your cabinet doors by sanding down and repainting, or replace the doors with new ones altogether. Add lighting to your kitchen to brighten up the space in the form of lamps or under-cabinet lighting, and update features like bar stools and even simple things like the table cloth and kettle to transform the look of your kitchen.


Home renovations you should never do yourself

Although doing certain renovation projects yourself can help to save you money, there are certain tasks that you should never try to tackle. Electrical work and rewiring, plumbing, bathroom appliance renovations, and anything to do with windows is not a DIY job and should be completed by a certified professional. The last thing you want is to mess up your home’s electrics or cause a very serious leak, especially if you live in a condo building, as this may lead to very costly damages not to mention some very angry neighbours!


Small changes can make a huge difference when you’re selling your home. If you’re looking to buy or sell your property in Downtown Vancouver, East Vancouver, or the Suburbs, get in touch with us today!


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