5 Tips to Help Increase Your Detroit Home Value06/19/2018Steve Hill Getting a house sold 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 kind 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 in less time. 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 breaking the bank. 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 for years on end 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 high quality or stylish light fixtures like track lighting or responsive LED lighting is a great plan, you should also pay attention to how you can use natural light in your home. Using natural light can make your home seem bigger, brighter, and more livable. Also, you’re more likely to have a potential buyer tour during the day, when sunlight will make a bigger impact 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, because 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 big items might help a listing stand out, but you might get your money to go farther by spending time on your home’s small details. Put in 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 mean anything 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 unnecessary furniture or belongings into a temporary 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 heat loss through your windows by half, making climate control in your home a breeze. Make Home Upgrades For Now Or The Future If your projects to help your Detroit home sell include 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 Sunburst team.