5 Projects to Up Your Gainesville Home Value06/19/2018Eric Ramsey Selling a house in Gainesville can be a process. But if you’re planning on trying to sell your Gainesville home in the next few years, there are a number of projects of different sizes that you can work on to make your home more attractive to home buyers. These are a few of the most effective ways to up your Gainesville home value. Install New Flooring “New floors” is one of the most common features on home listings for a reason. No matter what style of floors they are, from hardwood to tile 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 talking about lighting, most homeowners immediately think about light fixtures. Although installing high quality or trendy light fixtures is a good idea, don’t forget to pay attention to how you can manipulate natural light indoors. Making use of natural light will make your house seem bigger, brighter, and cozier. Also, you’re more likely to have a potential buyer walk through during the day, when natural light will be a bigger player in how your home looks than indoor lighting. Think about putting in window treatments that help you get the most out of natural light. Plantation shutters in Gainesville are a great choice, since they let you adjust the angle that the light comes in. Replace Smaller Details Installing shiny new appliances, millwork, and other large-scale items may help a listing catch more eyes, but you might get your money to go farther by focusing on your home’s small details. Get new faucets in your kitchen and bathrooms. 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. Each of these low-cost fixes can make a big difference at a fraction of the cost of other projects. Maximize Storage Space “Space” is the main 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. Get more space in 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 prospective buyers are too hot or cold while touring your home, they probably won’t 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 put in work during 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 energy-efficient window treatment like Polywood® plantation shutters can help block heat loss through your windows by half, making the temperature in your home much easier to control. 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 complete the form below for a free in-home consultation from your local window treatment experts.