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5 Ways to Up Your Clearwater Home Resale Value

June 19, 2018

Selling a home in Clearwater can be an undertaking. But if you’re thinking about putting your Clearwater home on the market in the next few years, there are some projects both big and small that you can work on to up your home’s resale value.

These are a few of the best ways to up your Clearwater home value.

Lay Down New Flooring

“New floors” is one of the most common features on listings for a good reason. Regardless what type of floors they are, from hardwood to laminate to carpet, new floors increase your home’s appeal during a walkthrough and can help a home sell in less time.

If you’re trying to add some interest to your home listing, try putting in some less expensive plush carpet or vinyl flooring that will make a big impression without costing a fortune. If you’ll stay with your current home for a while but you know that you’ll sell it someday, think about putting in hardwood flooring or natural tile, which will last for years on end but can make a huge impact on your home’s value.

Improve Your Lighting

When you hear about lighting, most homeowners immediately think about light fixtures. Although putting in new or trendy light fixtures is a good plan, you should also pay attention to how you can manipulate natural light in your home.

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Utilizing natural light can make your space look larger, brighter, and cozier. Additionally, potential buyers are more likely to tour your house during the day, when sunlight will be more important than interior lighting.

Try putting in window treatments that can make the most out of natural light. Plantation shutters in Clearwater are a perfect choice, since they give you a lot of freedom in the angle that sunlight pours in.

Replace The Little Things

Putting in fancy appliances, cabinets and drawers, and other big projects might help your house’s listing 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. Get new handles and knobs for your drawers and cabinetry. Refinish your staircase banister and handrails. Put in new covers for your floor and ceiling vents. Each 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 operative word here. All the closets, extra rooms, and square footage in the world won’t appeal to potential buyers if they’re filled with all your belongings.

Get more space in your closets with space-saving racks, empty out rooms except for the bare essentials, and move unwanted furniture or belongings into a storage unit or into your new house.

Control The Temperature

If potential buyers aren’t comfortable when taking a look at your home, there’s not a good chance that they remember it fondly when coming to a decision. The simplest way to make sure guests are comfortable is to dial up 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 stress on yourself and your A/C and heater by doing more to insulate your space. An effective window treatment such as Polywood® plantation shutters can help block energy transfer through your windows by up to 50%, making it a lot easier to control the temperature in your home.

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Make Home Upgrades For Now Or The Future

If you want to help your Clearwater home sell faster with better window treatments, Sunburst Shutters Clearwater is here to help. Give us a call at 813-580-7288 or use the form below for a free in-home estimate from one of our window treatment experts.