As a homeowner, you want to protect your investment and add value to your home. You can do both by renovating it. By renovating your home, you are not only giving it a new look but also doing maintenance work on the structure so that it lasts longer. In this article, we will discuss how to add value to your home through DIY renovations:
Add a Bonus Room
A bonus room is any space that is not part of the main living area. This could be an office, playroom or den. If you want to add this type of room to your home it will require one small change: adding a closet! The rest will be easy as pie. Once you’ve got your closet and door in place, there are plenty of other things you can do with it!
Add a Rooftop Deck
A rooftop deck is a great addition to any home, as it allows you to enjoy the outdoors without having to leave your property. The space can be used for entertaining or just relaxing, and it’s sure to increase the value of your home.
You have two options when building a rooftop deck: build it on the ground, then lift it up into place using cranes; or build directly onto the roof with minimal disruption to your house below.
Add an Attic Apartment
An attic apartment is a great way to add value to your home. It’s also easy and relatively inexpensive, since you don’t have to tear down walls or anything like that. The best part? You can do it yourself! If you’re thinking about adding an attic apartment, here’s what you need to know:
- First things first: make sure that there is enough room in your attic for an entire apartment (or at least one bedroom). If not, then it won’t work out well for either party involved.
- Next up–the layout! This part takes some planning; if there wasn’t already space for an extra bedroom in the house when it was built then there may not be any windows or doors leading into said area either (which could cause problems later on). So make sure everything lines up before getting started on building this thing out with drywall boards/panels etcetera…
Build a Kitchen Island Bar
A kitchen island bar is a great way to add value to your home and create a casual space for entertaining, working on homework or laptops, and storing tools and supplies.
- A kitchen island bar is convenient. You can use it as an extension of the countertop area in your kitchen by adding stools or chairs to sit on while cooking or eating at the table. You can also use it as a center island where you can store appliances like microwaves and coffee makers when not in use so they don’t take up valuable counter space.
- It makes entertaining easier too! With this type of renovation project there will be ample room for guests to gather around while still having enough room left over for cooking food at the stovetop–without having anyone accidentally bump into each other trying not get too close together because there wasn’t enough room before installing this addition onto their existing structure (which would’ve happened if nothing had been done).
Paint the rooms
Painting is one of the most affordable ways to update the look of your home and make it feel new again. The best part is, you can paint as much or as little as you want! If you’re looking for an inexpensive way to freshen up your living room, consider painting it a different color from the rest of your house or one shade lighter or darker than its current color. For example, if you have beige walls throughout your home, try painting just one room white or light grey instead. This will instantly create contrast in the space and give it more character. If you want to have special techniques on the walls that will last for many years, it is best to call professional house painters and that will make your idea much easier.
Build a Window Seat
A window seat is a great way to add value to your home. It can be used as extra storage and provide a space for reading or relaxing. The best part? You don’t have to be an expert builder in order to make one yourself!
Window seats come in all shapes and sizes, but most are built with wood planks that have been stained or painted white. If you don’t want yours looking so traditional, try using other materials like tiles or stone instead of wood–or even building yours out of old furniture pieces found at thrift stores!
Install a Skylight or Sunroom Overhang
Skylights and sunrooms are great additions to any home, as they allow for natural light to shine in. If you’re looking for a way to add value to your home and make it more livable, then this is one option worth exploring.
Skylight Installation: A skylight can be installed anywhere in your home where there’s an opening in the roof–it doesn’t matter if it’s an attic or basement, as long as there’s enough room above it. This means that even if you don’t have much space on the ground level of the house (like me), installing a skylight will still give you access to plenty of natural light without taking up too much space!
Sunroom Overhang: As opposed to installing actual windows along one wall or another inside our house which would require cutting holes into walls & floors etc., we decided instead just build outwards onto existing structures using canopy style structures made out of aluminum framing materials like extruded profiles.