10 DIY Projects for Empty Nesters
NEW YORK (MainStreet) -- Sending your kids off to college is a bittersweet moment: You're excited they're about to embark on a great journey, but you're sad to see them leave the house. While they'll be home for the major holidays and during the summer, your household undoubtedly changes as you're now considered an "empty nester."
Parents may decide to sell the house and downsize after the kids leave for college or take the time to focus on some home improvements. Regardless of your choice, taking on a few do-it-yourself projects to spruce up the home and add value is a wise idea whether you plan to sell or stay in the home.
MainStreet asked the design pros to weigh in on 10 DIY projects for empty nesters.
It may not be enough to simply clean out the garage. Your garage may need a complete overhaul.
There's no excuse not to work out if there's a gym inside your house. Turning a spare bedroom into a home gym is bound to get you to work out more and add value to your home if you're aiming to put your house on the market. Palmarozza shares these tips:
Whether you're adding a ceiling fan in your new home gym or in another bedroom, a ceiling fan is a cost effective way to cool down a room without having to run the air conditioning. For this DIY project, you'll need a screwdriver, wire cutters, a ladder and, in some cases, an extra set of hands to help.
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