5 Ways to Increase Your Austin Home Resale Value06/19/2018Tyler Jorgensen Selling a house in Austin is a process. But if you’re thinking about putting your Austin home on the market in the next few years, there are a number of projects both big and small that you can plan to make your home stand out more to potential buyers. These are some of the most effective ways to increase your Austin home resale value. Put In New Flooring “New flooring” is one of the most desireable features on home listings for a reason. Regardless what kind of floors they are, from hardwood to vinyl to carpet, new floors increase your home’s appeal during a walkthrough and can help a home sell in less time. If you’re trying to add some interest to your home listing, think about installing some less expensive berber carpet or LVT flooring that will make a big impression without costing a fortune. If you’ll stay with your current home for a while but you know that you’ll sell it someday, think about installing hardwood flooring or natural tile, which lasts a lifetime but can make a huge impact on your resale value. Rethink Your Lighting When thinking about lighting, most home sellers start thinking about interior lighting. While putting in new or stylish light fixtures like track lighting or responsive LED lighting is a great idea, you should also pay attention to how you can manipulate natural light indoors. Making use of natural light can make your house feel larger, brighter, and cozier. Also, potential buyers are more likely to look at your house during the day, when natural light will play a bigger role than indoor lighting. Try putting in window treatments that can make the most out of natural light. Plantation shutters in Austin are a nice choice, as they let you adjust the angle that the light enters. Spruce Up Smaller Details Installing shiny new appliances, millwork, and other large-scale jobs might help your home stand out, but you might get a lot more bang for your buck by spending time on your home’s small details. Put in new faucets in the kitchen and bathrooms. Get new handles and knobs for your drawers and cabinetry. Restain the handrail and banister of your staircase. Get new vent covers for your ceiling and floor vents. Each of these low-cost projects can make a big visual impact at a fraction of the cost of other projects. Show Off More Storage Space “Space” is the main word here. All the closets, number of rooms, and square footage in the world won’t please potential buyers if they’re full and cluttered with your belongings. Make room in your closets with space-saving racks, clear out rooms leaving only the bare essentials, and store nonessential furniture or belongings into a temporary storage unit or into your new house. Control The Temperature If possible buyers aren’t comfortable when taking a look at 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 crank your thermostat – don’t hesitate to make your air conditioner do a little extra work in the summer and likewise with the heater during winter. You can lessen the stress on yourself and your HVAC system by better insulating your home. An effective window treatment like Polywood® plantation shutters will help block energy transfer through the glass by up to 50%, making climate control in your home a breeze. Increase Your Home Value For Now Or Later If you want to help your Austin home sell faster with better window treatments, Sunburst Shutters Austin is here to help. Call us at 512-549-6077 or complete the form below for a free in-home estimate from your local Sunburst team.