5 Projects to Up Your Orlando Home Resale Value06/19/2018Todd Hansen Getting a house sold in Orlando can be a process. But if you’re planning on putting your Orlando home up for sale in the near future, there are some projects both big and small that you can do to increase your home’s resale value. Below are some of the best ways to up your Orlando home resale value. Lay Down New Flooring “New floors” is one of the most desireable features on home listings for a reason. Regardless what style of flooring it is, from hardwood to vinyl to carpet, new floors increase your home’s appeal during a walkthrough and can help a listing move more quickly. If you’re trying to move your home quickly, think about installing some cheaper plush carpet or vinyl flooring that will make a big impact without costing a fortune. If you’ll stay with your current home for a while but you know that you’ll sell it down the road, think about putting in hardwood floors or natural tile, which will last generations but can make a big impact on your home’s value. Replace Your Lighting When talking about lighting, most home sellers immediately think about interior lighting. Though installing new or trendy light fixtures is a good plan, remember to pay attention to how you can manipulate natural light in your home. Making use of natural light will make your home look bigger, brighter, and more livable. Besides, potential buyers are more likely to tour your house at daytime, when natural light will play a bigger role than indoor lighting. Think about putting in window treatments that can make the most out of natural light. Plantation shutters in Orlando are a nice choice, because they give you a lot of freedom in the angle that sunlight enters. Fix Smaller Details Putting in brand-new appliances, millwork, and other big items can help your home get noticed, but you might get your money to go farther by spending time on your home’s small details. Swap out the faucets in your bathroom and kitchen. Install new handles and knobs for all of your cabinets and drawers. Restain the handrail and banister of your staircase. Get new vent covers for your ceiling and floor vents. Any of these smaller projects can make a big difference at a fraction of the cost of other 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 mean anything to potential buyers if they’re too full to appreciate. Get more space in your closets by using space-saving racks, clear out rooms leaving only the bare essentials, and store extra furniture or belongings into a temporary storage unit or into your new house. Control The Temperature If potential buyers aren’t comfortable while walking through your home, they probably won’t remember it fondly when making a decision. The easiest way to make sure guests are comfortable is to dial up your thermostat – don’t hesitate to make your AC put in work during the summer or the heater in winter. You can reduce the stress on both you and your HVAC system by insulating your home. An insulating 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. Increase Your Home Value For Now Or Later If your home could use the help of better window treatments to sell faster, Sunburst Shutters Orlando is here to help. Give us a call at 407-630-7011 or complete the form below for a free estimate from one of our window treatment experts.