5 Projects to Increase Your San Antonio Home Value06/19/2018Tyler Jorgensen Getting a house sold in San Antonio is an undertaking. But if you’re planning on putting your San Antonio home up for sale in the future, there are some projects both big and small that you can plan to both increase your home resale value, and to make it more attractive to potential buyers. We’ve collected some of the most effective ways to increase your San Antonio home value. Get New Flooring “New flooring” is one of the most commonly seen features on listings for home sales. No matter what kind of floors they are, from hardwood to vinyl to carpet, new flooring improves your home’s appeal during a walkthrough and can help a listing move in less time. If you’re trying to get your home on the market and sell quickly, try installing some cheaper berber carpet or LVT flooring that can make a big impression without breaking the bank. If you’re in your home for the long haul but you know that you’ll sell it down the road, think about putting in hardwood flooring or natural tile, which will last generations but can make a great impact on your home’s value. Rethink Your Lighting When talking about lighting, most homeowners immediately think about interior lighting. Although installing high quality or stylish light fixtures like track lighting or responsive LED lighting is a great plan, you should also pay attention to how you can make use of natural light in your home. Using natural light can make your home feel larger, brighter, and more comfortable. Besides, potential buyers are more likely to walk through your house during the day, when natural light will be a bigger player in how your home looks than indoor lighting. Try installing window treatments that help you get the most out of natural light. Plantation shutters in San Antonio are a nice choice, as they let you adjust the angle that the light pours in. Replace The Little Things Installing brand-new appliances, cabinetry, and other large-scale projects may help a listing stand out, but you may get your money to go farther by spending time on smaller details in your home. Get new faucets in the bathroom and kitchen. Put in newer handles and knobs for all of your cabinets and drawers. Repolish 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 bigger projects. Show Off More Storage Space “Space” is the operative word here. All the closets, number of rooms, and square feet in the world won’t mean anything to potential buyers if they’re too full to appreciate. Arrange your closets by using space-saving racks, clear out rooms except for the bare necessities, and move extra furniture or belongings into a storage unit or into your new house. Control The Temperature If potential 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 guests comfortable is to crank your thermostat – don’t be afraid to make your AC do a little extra work in the summer and likewise with the heater in winter. You can lessen the stress on yourself and your A/C and heater by insulating your home. An insulating window treatment like Polywood® plantation shutters can help reduce energy transfer through the glass by up to 50%, making it a lot easier to control the temperature in your home. Make Home Upgrades For Now Or Later If your home could use the help of better window treatments to sell faster, Sunburst Shutters San Antonio is here to help. Give us a call at 210-876-0377 or complete the form below for a free in-home estimate from one of our window treatment experts.