The rise in home DIY was argued as a passing fad, but the global DIY and hardware markets have instead continued to be buoyant, and many more people are still looking to renovate and improve their homes.
Furthermore, the global housing market is still pricing many people out of the market and making it impossible to buy. Hence the advice at the moment is to make your home the best it can be and enjoy it. And for those who find themselves in the sellers’ market, then making a few necessary changes may result in a better selling price. This is but one of the reasons that DIY as a trend is not going away anytime soon. Here are a few more reasons.
The savings in labor
One of the main reasons that DIY peaked in the first place was the fact that homeowners could save on labor. As the costs of home improvements increased very quickly, it became necessary for those who had the time and some skills to do the work themselves.
Better sales prices can be achieved after the ‘right’ DIY
So even if you’re selling your house in Raleigh-Durham, one of the most sought-after places in the North Carolina area, the recommendation from local real estate is to get your DIY on. There are aspects of every home that you can improve with a little elbow grease, whether it’s simply giving the property a thorough clean or a new coat of paint. Its DIY such as this that will go a long way to improving the sale price.
There is now more advice available
The popularity of the short ‘How To’ clip and YouTube videos of all descriptions showing how to professionally complete various aspects of DIY has definitely emboldened many homeowners. They now feel that they are able to make changes and that they have the knowledge and assistance to make these changes in the most professional way possible.
DIY and home improvement Is part of the human psyche
Being able to decorate and change the spaces that we live in is arguably part and parcel of the human psyche. We need to do this to ensure that the space feels like home. The continued use of DIY skills and processes to meet this particular human need has seen this pastime remain one of the most rewarding and most practiced across the country.
The best advice to remember about home improvements and DIY is that you should always consult a professional real estate team if you are doing it to speed up a sale. DIY for home sales is not about making the space better for you but instead creating a generic space that works and is functional. If you’re staying in the home and doing the DIY for yourself and your family, well then, the sky is the limit, and you can not only fix and repair but also add unique features and colors to personalize the space. So think it through, plan and then have fun with it.