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5 Projects to Up Your Gainesville Home Value

June 19, 2018

Selling a house in Gainesville can be a process. But if you’re planning on putting your Gainesville home up for sale in the next few years, there are a number of projects of different sizes that you can do to both up your home resale value, and to make it more attractive to potential buyers.

These are a few of the most effective ways to up your Gainesville home value.

Put In New Flooring

“New floors” is one of the most common features on home listings for a reason. No matter what kind of floors they are, from hardwood to vinyl to carpet, new flooring improves walkthrough appeal and can help a listing move more quickly.

If you’re trying to add some interest to your home listing, think about putting in some cheaper plush carpet or LVT flooring that can make a big impact without hurting your wallet too much. If you’ll stay with your current home for a while but you know that you’ll sell it someday, think about putting in hardwood flooring or natural tile, which lasts a lifetime and can make a great impact on your resale value.

Improve Your Lighting

When thinking about lighting, most homeowners immediately think about light fixtures. Although installing high quality or trendy light fixtures is a good idea, you should also pay attention to how you can use natural light indoors.

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Making use of natural light will make your house seem bigger, brighter, and more livable. Also, potential buyers are more likely to tour your house at daytime, when natural light will be a bigger player in how your home looks than interior lighting.

Think about putting in window treatments that can make the most out of natural light. Plantation shutters in Gainesville are a fantastic choice, since they let you adjust the angle that the light enters.

Replace Smaller Details

Installing shiny new appliances, millwork, and other large-scale items may help your home catch more eyes, but you might get your money to go farther by focusing on your home’s small details.

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Put in new faucets in your kitchen and bathrooms. Replace the handles and knobs for all of your cabinets and drawers. Restain your staircase banister and handrails. Replace the floor and ceiling vent covers. Each of these tiny fixes can make a big difference at a fraction of the cost of other projects.

Maximize Storage Space

“Space” is the operative word here. All the closets, extra rooms, and square feet in the world won’t make a difference to potential buyers if they’re filled with all your belongings.

Organize your closets by using space-saving organizers, clear out rooms leaving only the bare necessities, and keep unwanted furniture or belongings into a short-term storage unit or into your new space.

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 sure guests are comfortable is to crank your thermostat – don’t be afraid to make your air conditioner put in work during the summer and likewise with the heater during winter.

You can decrease the stress on yourself and your HVAC system by insulating your home. An insulating window treatment like Polywood® plantation shutters can help block energy transfer through your windows by half, making the temperature in your home much easier to control.

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Make Home Upgrades For Now Or Later

If your projects to help your Gainesville home sell include window treatments, Sunburst Shutters Gainesville is here to help. Give us a call at 813-602-5966 or use the form below for a free in-home consultation from your local Sunburst team.