DIY Projects that Bring You Happiness When Selling Your Home

Selling your home doesn’t have to only please the potential home buyers. When it comes to improving your home, consider DIY and other projects that bring you satisfaction as well as increase your home’s value. According to a recent article by, some DIY projects improve curb appeal and provide outdoor entertainment space. Whether you have a small or large family, your children or friends can also enjoy the results of various projects that make your home more attractive to buyers. In fact, a good test of whether or not an improvement is worth it to buyers is if it enhances your own lifestyle and satisfaction as a homeowner.

Adding a fire pit

A fire pit is the perfect outdoor project coming into the fall and winter months in Springfield. When the weather gets chilly, it’s nice to warm your hands beside a fire pit. A fire pit is also extremely easy to install since you can simply buy one at a home improvement store rather than building your own.

Buying new outdoor furniture

If you can’t afford all new outdoor furniture, invest in a colorful new throw pillows and accessories. Add a flower basket at your entryway. It’s inexpensive to create a small sitting area with an attractive outdoor rug, new chair with cushions and wreath for the front door.

Giving the concrete a deep clean

Talk to friends or family about borrowing a pressure washer to save money. In one weekend, you can remove the dirt and grime that builds up over time in a concrete patio, driveway and sidewalks.

Other ways to have fun while getting ready to sell include adding new lighting fixtures that show off your personality, installing a pergola with a flowering fine and installing a water feature such as fountain. Talk to your Springfield real estate agent about your budget for making improvements so you target the improvements that matter most to most buyers.

At Realty Executives By Realty Choice, we specialize in homes in the Springfield, MO, area. For more tips on home improvements that help you sell your home while also bringing you satisfaction, please contact us.