DIY projects to in­crease your home’s re­sale value

Cecil Whig - - OURCECIL -

— What­ever you’re pas­sion­ate about, you know hobbies cost money. Peo­ple who haven’t shaken the travel bug need to ne­go­ti­ate time off work, pay for lodg­ing, air­fare and more. If you’re a big foot­ball fan, the amount you spend on food, snacks, game tick­ets and cloth­ing adds up dur­ing the course of a sea­son. Even sim­ple hobbies like fish­ing can re­quire a seem­ingly end­less num­ber of gad­gets and elec­tron­ics.

For­tu­nately, for any­one who likes to roll up their sleeves and isn’t afraid of tak­ing on a new house project, their DIY hobby can ac­tu­ally save them money. In par­tic­u­lar, home­own­ers who are get­ting ready to make a move and want to get top dol­lar for their prop­erty can take on a num­ber of home ren­o­va­tion projects that will in­crease the value of their home.

With to­day’s pow­er­ful, easy-touse tools, it’s never been eas­ier to fix up your house in a way buy­ers will no­tice and you can cash-in on. Even vet­eran DIYers are amazed at the qual­ity of work­man­ship they’re able to do thanks to a new gen­er­a­tion of drills, saws, san­ders and other tools. One ver­sa­tile saw that’s per­fect for home ren­o­va­tions is the Ro­toZip Ro­toSaw+, which can plunge and cut through tile, stone and drywall, pro­vid­ing pre­ci­sion con­trol that is equal to its power.

If you love the sat­is­fac­tion of fix­ing things and are hop­ing to get a high of­fer on your house, here are five DIY projects that

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may in­crease the re­sale value of your home.

In­stall light­ing fix­tures. Light­ing has a tremen­dous ef­fect on how po­ten­tial buy­ers per­ceive your house. While it’s im­por­tant to keep the rooms and hall­ways well lit, you’ll want to make sure the source that pro­duces the light is also stun­ning. Us­ing a Ro- toSaw+ to make pre­cise plunges and cuts in the wall or ceil­ing, you can eas­ily in­stall glo­ri­ous new fix­tures.

Cap it off with crown mold­ing. It’s odd how many peo­ple look up when de­cid­ing if the house is right for them. That’s why so many re­al­tors sug­gest adding crown mold­ing. It’s a sim­ple ad­di­tion that adds a touch of charm and makes a big state­ment about the value of the home.

Add a back­splash. Buy­ers pay a lot of at­ten­tion to the kitchen and the bath­room. One of the most eye-catch­ing ef­fects you can add is a back­splash around the sink and the counter space. To get the full ef­fect, use high­qual­ity tile and a Ro­toSaw+ to get the pre­cise cuts needed for a per­fect fit.

Front yard. Back­yards are great but when you’re sell­ing your home, the front yard is where buy­ers make their first im­pres­sion. Go be­yond welltrimmed hedges and green lawns by build­ing dec­o­ra­tive fix­tures such as a bench, flower crates made of re­claimed wood or other such projects that com­bine crafts­man­ship and taste.

Get rid of car­pet. Car­pet is fast go­ing the way of wall­pa­per, and there are few home buy­ers out there who pre­fer car­pet to wood floors. Rip that car­pet up! De­pend­ing on your skill level, you can choose to cut, sand, stain and in­stall the floor­boards your­self, or in­vest in in­ter­lock­ing boards that snap in place.

Your DIY re­mod­el­ing project doesn’t have to be com­pli­cated. Ro­toZip of­fers two mod­els of Ro­toSaws able to cut mul­ti­ple ma­te­ri­als. Call 1-877-RO­TOZIP or visit www.ro­tozip.com for more info.

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