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5 Ways to Up Your Houston Home Resale Value

June 19, 2018

Selling a home 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 do 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 commonly seen features on listings for a good reason. Regardless what kind of floors they are, from hardwood to tile 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 floors or natural tile, which will last for years on end but can make a large impact on your resale value.

Rethink Your Lighting

When talking about lighting, most homeowners start thinking about interior lighting. Although putting in versatile 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.

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Making use of natural light will make your space look more spacious, brighter, and more comfortable. Besides, potential buyers are more likely to tour your home at daytime, when sunlight will make a bigger impact than indoor 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.

Fix The Little Things

Putting in shiny new appliances, cabinetry, and other large-scale projects can help your home catch more eyes, but you might get your money to go farther by focusing on smaller details in your home.

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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.

Show Off More Storage Space

“Space” is the big word here. All the closets, extra rooms, and square feet in the world won’t appeal 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 house.

Control The Temperature

If potential buyers don’t feel comfortable when taking a look at your home, chances are they’re not going to remember it fondly when coming to 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 decrease the workload on yourself and your HVAC system by insulating your home. An insulating window treatment like Polywood® plantation shutters can help block energy transfer through your windows by half, making it a lot easier to control the temperature in your home.

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Increase Your Home Value For Now Or Later

If your projects to help your Houston home sell include 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.