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5 Projects to Increase Your Washington DC Home Value

June 19, 2018

Selling a home in Washington DC is an undertaking. But if you’re thinking about trying to sell your Washington DC home in the future, there are a number of projects both big and small that you can plan to make your listing more attractive to home buyers.

We’ve collected some of the best ways to increase your Washington DC home value.

Lay Down New Flooring

“New floors” is one of the most common features on listings for home sales. Regardless what type of flooring it is, from wood to vinyl to carpet, new floors increase 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, think about putting in some cheaper plush carpet or vinyl flooring that can make a big impression without hurting your wallet too much. If you’re comfortable in your home at the moment but you know that you’ll sell it someday, think about putting in hardwood floors or natural tile, which will last for years on end and can make a big impact on your home’s value.

Replace Your Lighting

When you hear about lighting, most home sellers start thinking about interior lighting. Though installing high quality or trendy light fixtures like track lighting or responsive LED lighting is a good plan, you should also pay attention to how you can make use of natural light indoors.

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Making use of natural light will make your space look more spacious, brighter, and more comfortable. Also, potential buyers are more likely to look at your house at daytime, when natural light will be more important than interior lighting.

Try putting in window treatments that let your windows get the most out of natural light. Plantation shutters in Washington DC are a nice choice, as they let you adjust the angle that the light enters.

Fix The Little Things

Putting in fancy appliances, cabinetry, and other large-scale jobs may help a listing stand out, but you might get a lot more bang for your buck by spending time on your home’s small details.

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

Increase Your Storage Space

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

Organize your closets with space-saving organizers, clear out rooms leaving only the bare necessities, and move nonessential furniture or belongings into a temporary storage unit or into your new house.

Control The Temperature

If prospective buyers are too hot or cold while walking through your home, they probably won’t 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 AC put in work during the summer and likewise with the furnace in winter.

You can lessen the stress on both you and your HVAC system by better insulating your home. An energy-efficient window treatment such as Polywood® plantation shutters will help reduce heat transfer through your windows by half, making it a lot easier to control the temperature in your home.

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Make Home Upgrades For Now Or Later

If you want to help your Washington DC home sell faster with better window treatments, Sunburst Shutters DC is here to help. Call us at 240-339-2588 or use the form below for a free consultation from one of our window treatment experts.