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Now that you have decided to sell your home you may want to do a couple DIY updates to some of the main areas. Two rooms that add value when selling your home are the bathroom and the kitchen. If you want to add maximum value to your sale with some quick and easy DIY’s then a great place to start is the bathroom! If you’re looking to sell your home and want to make some bathroom updates then keep on reading!


GROUT CLEANING

When looking at your bathroom does the grout in the shower and on the flooring appear dark and dirty? If this is the case a great DIY grout cleaning will do the trick for those sad looking tiles. Follow this easy recipe: half a cup of baking soda, a quarter cup of hydrogen peroxide, and one teaspoon of dish soap. Mix the ingredients together until you have a paste. Take an old tooth brush and squish it into the paste and onto the grout. Wait about ten minutes for the paste to settle then wipe it clean! 


RE-CAULKING

The shower and bathtub are areas where caulking can appear moldy despite your best efforts to keep it clean. Caulking is installed where tiling meets countertops and around the tub or shower. Often times caulking is initially installed and isn’t replaced. Ensure that when you remove and replace moldy caulking with water-resistant caulking. Apply the caulking with smooth and even pressure with a damp finger or a small sponge. Let it dry completely before starting up your bath or shower! 


FRESH PAINT

If your walls are scuffed and dirty giving them a fresh coat of paint will completely alter the appearance of your bathroom! If you want to get top dollar for your home, remember you are painting for buyers and not for yourself. Choose a soft neutral colour so that a buyer can picture themselves in the space. The only exception to neutral colors is to highlight an accent wall. Add a patterned wallpaper to a small powder room as long as the rest of the bathroom is kept a neutral colour! 

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Self-isolation and social distancing has become the new norm as we do our part to stay safe, healthy and to stop the spread of COVID-19. People everywhere are staying indoors and as much as many of us are appreciating rest and relaxation, it’s bound to happen that people become bored.


Many of us are able to work from home but once we’re done working for the day we often end up binge-watching another Netflix series. 


Here are some mini home projects that will make your space feel brand new:


Source: The Spruce


Paint your kitchen cabinets

 According to the co-founder of Lawson-Fenning, the furniture, and home goods brand designer, Glenn Lawson states one way to brighten and give your kitchen a new feel while on a budget is by painting your cabinets. One of the interior design colours trending this year is muted green or calming blue, maybe it’s time to shake up the kitchen with these soothing and unique colours.



Source: Idecoration


Get your gallery wall up!

I know many of you have saved Instagram and Pinterest posts of gallery walls. This is the time to get on it! There are various ways to create this eye-catching display by having perfect grids, randomized orientation, and/or endless photo combinations. With limitless possibilities, we all have an extreme amount of family photos, art made from kids or art pieces we’ve been inspired by…together you can create a masterpiece.



Source: Wirecutter


Install dimmers

Light dimmers are fairly easy to install and very inexpensive. Being in quarantine at home may not always be the best, so why not add a touch of ambiance? We may be stuck at home but it doesn’t mean we need to suffer from bad lighting too!


Source: Good Housekeeping


Create springtime decor

Spring is here and although we’re going through unique circumstances it doesn’t mean we can’t bring the beauty of the great outdoors inside! Creating a beautiful centerpiece on your coffee table or dining room table by filling it with your favourite books, plants, flowers, fruit or old photos can add a nice springtime touch.

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