8 Terrible DIY Improvements That Will Devalue Your House

As a homeowner, you may have your own reasons to upgrade your property. Maybe you are giving it a cosmetic facelift to increase its resale value. When upgrading your property, it is important to make smart choices. Otherwise, you will lose a lot of money. You could even turn off potential buyers.

Before launching a home improvement project, it is important to review your market. You should know what upgrades have the best potential. If most homes in your neighborhood have just 3 bedrooms, adding a 4th bedroom to your home can actually boost its resale value. But if the homes in your neighborhood have an average price of $150,000, spending $50,000 on a kitchen remodel is not a wise idea because it won’t automatically increase the value of your home to $200,000. The idea of renovating a home is to increase its resale value. If renovations price the home out of the local market prices, you will have a tough time finding a buyer. But if you really loved those exotic marble countertops or steam showers, you may get them for your own enjoyment. Just don’t expect them to boost the value of your property dramatically.

Here are home improvement projects that may not increase the resale value of your home.

 

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How To Turn Your DIY Hobby Into A Career

If you’re passionate about DIY and enjoy spending weekends making home improvements,  or crafts maybe you should consider making a career out of your hobby. There’s always a huge demand for interior design, decorating and furniture making services. Some tradespeople even make a living from doing odd jobs like putting up shelves or hanging pictures. If you have the skills and ability to make quality improvements to your own home, you could be making some money helping others improve theirs.

Here are a few essential steps you’ll need to take to turn your DIY hobby into a career:

 

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Top 10 DIY Painting Tricks

DIY painting can be a lot easier than you may think. If you are planning on having your home painted, it can be more cost-effective to do it yourself. Creating your own crafts, home decor, and other projects generally require some painting as well. Below are painting tips that can help anyone from the nervous beginner to the advanced professional.

Top 10 DIY Painting Tricks

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DIY Window Pane Clothespin Picture Frame!

I spent my Sunday afternoon (well about twenty minutes of it) doing this SUPER easy craft that I couldn’t wait to share with all of you!

I’ve been loving on those vintage window pane clothespin picture frames that seem to be everywhere.  I was tempted to buy one at $30 when I realized, I could make one for half the price! And I was right!!  I headed straight to Michael’s (which happens to be next door from where I was already shopping) and I picked out a vintage window pane at for less than $10 (even cheaper with my 50% off coupon) and had the other supplies handy so I got right to work!  If you had to buy all the supplies it wouldn’t run you more than $15, see below for all the supplies and SUPER easy how-to guide.

DIY Window Pane Frame

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