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5 Ways to Increase Your Philadelphia Home Resale Value

June 19, 2018

Selling a house in Philadelphia can be a process. But if you’re thinking about putting your Philadelphia 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.

These are a few of the best ways to increase your Philadelphia home value.

Put In New Flooring

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

If you’re trying to move your home quickly, try installing some less expensive plush carpet or LVT flooring that will make a big impression without hurting your wallet too much. If you’re in your home for the long haul but you know that you’ll sell it someday, think about putting in hardwood flooring or natural tile, which will last for years on end and can make a big impact on your resale value.

Improve Your Lighting

When thinking about lighting, most homeowners start thinking about interior lighting. While putting in versatile or trendy light fixtures is a great idea, remember to pay attention to how you can make use of natural light in your home.

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Making use of natural light will make your house seem more spacious, brighter, and cozier. Also, potential buyers are more likely to look at your house during the day, when sunlight will make a bigger impact than light fixtures.

Think about putting in window treatments that can make the most out of natural light. Plantation shutters in Philadelphia are a great choice, because they give you a lot of freedom in the angle that sunlight comes through your windows.

Spruce Up Smaller Details

Installing shiny new appliances, millwork, and other big projects can help your house’s listing catch more eyes, but you can get your money to go farther by spending time on smaller details in your home.

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Replace the faucets in the bathroom and kitchen. Install new handles and knobs for all of your cabinets and drawers. Restain your staircase banister and handrails. Put in new covers for your floor and ceiling vents. Each of these low-cost fixes can make a big difference at a fraction of the cost of bigger projects.

Show Off More Storage Space

“Space” is the operative word here. All the closets, number of rooms, and square footage in the world won’t please potential buyers if they’re filled with all your belongings.

Get more space in your closets with space-saving organizers, clear out rooms except for the bare essentials, and store extra furniture or belongings into a temporary storage unit or into your new space.

Control The Temperature

If potential buyers don’t feel comfortable while touring your home, chances are they’re not going to remember it fondly when coming to a decision. The easiest way to make guests comfortable is to dial up your thermostat – don’t be afraid to make your air conditioner put in work during the summer or the heater in winter.

You can lessen the stress on both you and your HVAC system by insulating your home. An insulating window treatment like Polywood® plantation shutters will help reduce energy transfer through the glass by up to 50%, making climate control in your home a breeze.

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Make Home Upgrades For Now Or Later

If your projects to help your Philadelphia home sell include window treatments, Sunburst Shutters Philadelphia is here to help. Give us a call at 215-874-4897 or fill out the form below for a free in-home consultation from your local window treatment experts.