5 Tips to Help Up Your Houston Home Resale Value06/19/2018Cory Cryer Getting a house sold in Houston can be an undertaking. But if you’re planning on putting your Houston home on the market in the next few years, there are some projects both big and small that you can work on to both increase your home’s value, and to make it more attractive to potential buyers. Below are some of the most effective ways to increase your Houston home resale value. Lay Down New Flooring “New flooring” is one of the most common features on listings for a good reason. Regardless what style of floors they are, from hardwood to vinyl to carpet, new floors increase walkthrough appeal and can help a listing move in less time. If you’re trying to add some interest to your home listing, think about installing some less expensive berber carpet or LVT flooring that will make a big impression without hurting your wallet too much. If you’re in your home for the long haul but you know that you’ll sell it someday, think about putting in hardwood flooring or natural tile, which will last generations but can make a huge impact on your resale value. Rethink Your Lighting When thinking about lighting, most homeowners start thinking about interior lighting. Although putting in high quality or stylish light fixtures like track lighting or responsive LED lighting is a good plan, don’t forget to pay attention to how you can make use of natural light in your home. Making use of natural light will make your house feel larger, brighter, and more comfortable. Besides, potential buyers are more likely to walk through your home at daytime, when sunlight will make a bigger impact than interior lighting. Think about putting in window treatments that let your windows get the most out of natural light. Plantation shutters in Houston are a great choice, because they give you a lot of freedom in the angle that sunlight pours in. Replace The Little Things Getting shiny new appliances, cabinetry, and other large-scale projects may help your home catch more eyes, but you might get your money to go farther by focusing on smaller details in your home. Get new faucets in the kitchen and bathrooms. Install new handles and knobs for all of your cabinets and drawers. Repolish your staircase banister and handrails. Replace the floor and ceiling vent covers. Any of these low-cost fixes can make a big visual impact at a fraction of the cost of bigger projects. Increase Your Storage Space “Space” is the big word here. All the closets, extra rooms, and square feet in the world won’t mean anything to potential buyers if they’re cluttered. Make room in your closets with space-saving organizers, empty out rooms except for the bare necessities, and move unnecessary furniture or belongings into a short-term storage unit or into your new home. Control The Temperature If potential buyers don’t feel comfortable when taking a look at your home, they probably won’t remember it fondly when making a decision. The easiest way to make guests comfortable is to crank your thermostat – don’t be afraid to make your AC do a little extra work in the summer and likewise with the furnace in winter. You can lessen the workload on yourself and your HVAC system by better insulating your home. An energy-efficient window treatment like Polywood® plantation shutters can help block heat loss through your windows by half, making it a lot easier to control the temperature in your home. Increase Your Home Value For Now Or Later If you want to help your Houston home sell faster with better window treatments, Sunburst Shutters Houston is here to help. Give us a call at 713-853-9629 or fill out the form below for a free in-home consultation from your local window treatment experts.