5 Ways to Up Your Cleveland Home Resale Value06/19/2018Nate Gromen Getting a house sold in Cleveland can be an undertaking. But if you’re planning on putting your Cleveland home on the market in the future, there are some projects of different sizes that you can work on to both up your home resale value, and to make it stand out more to potential buyers. Below are a few of the best ways to increase your Cleveland home resale value. Put In New Flooring “New flooring” is one of the most common features on home listings for a reason. Regardless what type of floors they are, from hardwood to tile to carpet, new floors increase your home’s appeal during a walkthrough and can help a home sell quickly. If you’re trying to add some interest to your home listing, try putting in some less expensive berber carpet or vinyl flooring that will make a big impression without breaking the bank. If you’re comfortable in your home at the moment but you know that you’ll sell it down the road, think about putting in hardwood flooring or natural tile, which will last generations and can make a large impact on your resale value. Rethink Your Lighting When you hear about lighting, most people start thinking about light fixtures. Although installing new or stylish light fixtures is a great idea, you should also pay attention to how you can make use of natural light inside. Utilizing natural light can make your space seem more spacious, brighter, and cozier. Additionally, you’re more likely to have a potential buyer walk through during the day, when natural light will be a bigger player in how your home looks than indoor lighting. Think about installing window treatments that help you get the most out of natural light. Plantation shutters in Cleveland are a fantastic choice, because they give you a lot of freedom in the angle that sunlight comes in. Spruce Up Smaller Details Putting in shiny new appliances, cabinets and drawers, and other large-scale projects might help your house’s listing stand out, but you might get a lot more bang for your buck by focusing on your home’s small details. Get new faucets in the kitchen and bathrooms. Replace the handles and knobs for your drawers and cabinetry. Repolish the handrail and banister of your staircase. Get new vent covers for your ceiling and floor vents. Each of these smaller fixes can make a big visual impact at a fraction of the cost of bigger projects. Maximize Storage Space “Space” is the big word here. All the closets, extra rooms, and square footage in the world won’t appeal to potential buyers if they’re full and cluttered with your belongings. Make room in your closets by using space-saving organizers, clear out rooms leaving only the bare necessities, and store extra furniture or belongings into a short-term storage unit or into your new house. Control The Temperature If potential buyers are too hot or cold while walking through your home, chances are they’re not going to remember it fondly when coming to a decision. The simplest way to keep them comfortable is to dial up your thermostat – don’t hesitate to make your air conditioner put in work during the summer and likewise with the furnace during winter. You can decrease the stress on both you and your HVAC system by doing more to insulate your space. An effective window treatment such as Polywood® plantation shutters can help block heat loss through the glass by half, making it a lot easier to control the temperature in your home. Make Home Upgrades For Now Or The Future If your home could use the help of better window treatments to sell faster, Sunburst Shutters Cleveland is here to help. Call us at 440-561-6787 or use the form below for a free in-home estimate from your local window treatment experts.