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5 Tips to Help Increase Your Detroit Home Value

June 19, 2018

Selling a home in Detroit is an undertaking. But if you’re planning on putting your Detroit home on the market in the near future, there are a number of projects both big and small that you can do to make your home stand out more to home buyers.

Below are a few of the best ways to increase your Detroit home resale value.

Lay Down New Flooring

“New floors” is one of the most common features on listings for a good reason. Regardless what style of floors they are, from wood to vinyl to carpet, new flooring improves your home’s appeal during a walkthrough and can help a listing move more quickly.

If you’re trying to get your home on the market and sell quickly, try installing some cheaper berber carpet or LVT flooring that will make a big impact without hurting your wallet too much. If you’re comfortable in your home at the moment but you know that you’ll sell it someday, think about installing hardwood flooring or natural tile, which will last generations and can make a huge impact on your resale value.

Rethink Your Lighting

When talking about lighting, most home sellers start thinking about interior lighting. While installing versatile or stylish light fixtures like track lighting or responsive LED lighting is a great plan, don’t forget to pay attention to how you can use natural light in your home.

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Using natural light can make your home seem bigger, brighter, and cozier. Additionally, you’re more likely to have a potential buyer tour during the day, when sunlight will play a bigger role than light fixtures.

Try putting in window treatments that let your windows get the most out of natural light. Plantation shutters in Detroit are a perfect choice, as they give you a lot of freedom in the angle that the light pours in.

Spruce Up Smaller Details

Putting in shiny new appliances, cabinetry, and other large-scale items might help your home stand out, but you may get your money to go farther by spending time on your home’s small details.

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Get new faucets in your bathroom and kitchen. Get new handles and knobs for all of your cabinets and drawers. 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 operative word here. All the closets, number of rooms, and square footage in the world won’t appeal to potential buyers if they’re full and cluttered with your belongings.

Get more space in your closets by using space-saving racks, clear out rooms leaving only the bare necessities, and keep extra 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, there’s not a good chance that they remember it fondly when coming to a decision. The easiest way to make guests comfortable is to dial up your thermostat – don’t be afraid to make your air conditioner do a little extra work in the summer or the furnace during winter.

You can lessen the stress on yourself and your A/C and heater by insulating your home. An effective window treatment such as Polywood® plantation shutters will help reduce energy transfer through your windows by half, making climate control in your home a breeze.

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Make Home Upgrades For Now Or The Future

If you want to help your Detroit home sell faster with better window treatments, Sunburst Shutters Detroit is here to help. Give us a call at 248-429-9294 or fill out the form below for a free in-home estimate from your local window treatment experts.