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5 Projects to Increase Your Raleigh Home Value

June 19, 2018

Selling a house in Raleigh is an undertaking. But if you’re planning on trying to sell your Raleigh home in the next few years, there are some projects of different sizes that you can work on to make your listing more attractive to potential buyers.

These are a few of the most effective ways to increase your Raleigh home resale value.

Get New Flooring

“New flooring” is one of the most often-seen features on home listings for a reason. Regardless what type of flooring it is, from wood to vinyl to carpet, new floors increase walkthrough appeal and can help a listing move quickly.

If you’re trying to get your home on the market and sell quickly, think about putting in some cheaper plush carpet or LVT flooring that will make a big impact without breaking the bank. If you’re in your home for the long haul 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 large impact on your home’s value.

Rethink Your Lighting

When thinking about lighting, most homeowners immediately think about interior lighting. Although putting in new or stylish light fixtures is a great idea, don’t forget to pay attention to how you can manipulate natural light in your home.

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Making use of natural light will make your house look bigger, brighter, and more comfortable. Also, you’re more likely to have a potential buyer tour during the day, when natural light will make a bigger impact than interior lighting.

Try installing window treatments that can make the most out of natural light. Plantation shutters in Raleigh are a great choice, because they let you adjust the angle that sunlight pours in.

Replace Smaller Details

Putting in fancy appliances, cabinets and drawers, and other large-scale items might help a listing get noticed, but you may get a lot more bang for your buck by focusing on your home’s small details.

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Swap out the faucets in your bathroom and kitchen. Replace the handles and knobs for all of your cabinets and drawers. Refinish your staircase banister and handrails. Replace the floor and ceiling vent covers. Any of these smaller 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 feet in the world won’t mean anything to potential buyers if they’re full and cluttered with your belongings.

Organize your closets with space-saving racks, empty out rooms except for the bare essentials, and store extra furniture or belongings into a short-term storage unit or into your new home.

Control The Temperature

If possible buyers are too hot or cold while touring your home, chances are they’re not going to remember it fondly when making a decision. The simplest way to make guests comfortable is to dial up your thermostat – don’t hesitate to make your AC do a little extra work in the summer or the heater in winter.

You can lessen the stress on both you and your A/C and heater by doing more to insulate your space. An effective window treatment such as Polywood® plantation shutters will help reduce heat transfer through your windows by half, making the temperature in your home much easier to control.

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Increase Your Home Value For Now Or Later

If your projects to help your Raleigh home sell include window treatments, Sunburst Shutters Raleigh is here to help. Give us a call at 919-887-9198 or complete the form below for a free in-home estimate from your local window treatment experts.