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5 Ways to Up Your Seattle Home Value

June 19, 2018

Getting a house sold in Seattle is an undertaking. But if you’re planning on trying to sell your Seattle home in the future, 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 Seattle home resale value.

Put In New Flooring

“New floors” is one of the most often-seen features on home listings for a reason. No matter what kind of floors they are, from hardwood to laminate to carpet, new flooring improves walkthrough appeal and can help a home sell in less time.

If you’re trying to get your home on the market and sell quickly, try installing some less expensive plush 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 someday, think about installing hardwood floors or natural tile, which will last for years on end but can make a big impact on your home’s value.

Improve Your Lighting

When thinking about lighting, most home sellers immediately think about interior lighting. While installing new or trendy light fixtures like track lighting or responsive LED lighting is a good idea, remember to pay attention to how you can make use of natural light indoors.

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Making use of natural light can make your house feel bigger, brighter, and cozier. Besides, you’re more likely to have a potential buyer walk through 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 Seattle are a great choice, because they let you adjust the angle that sunlight enters.

Spruce Up Smaller Details

Putting in new appliances, cabinetry, and other big items might help your house’s listing stand out, but you might get your money to go farther by focusing on your home’s small details.

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Get new faucets in your bathroom and kitchen. Get new handles and knobs for your drawers and cabinetry. Refinish the handrail and banister of your staircase. Get new vent covers for your ceiling and floor vents. Any 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 big word here. All the closets, extra rooms, and square footage in the world won’t please 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 prospective buyers don’t feel comfortable when taking a look at your home, there’s not a good chance that they remember it fondly when making a decision. The simplest way to keep them comfortable is to crank your thermostat – don’t be afraid to make your air conditioner do a little extra work in the summer and likewise with the furnace during winter.

You can reduce the workload on both you and your HVAC system by insulating your home. An insulating window treatment like Polywood® plantation shutters will help block heat 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 Seattle home sell faster with better window treatments, Sunburst Shutters Washington is here to help. Give us a call at 360-464-2277 or complete the form below for a free consultation from your local Sunburst team.