5 Ways to Up Your Atlanta Home Value06/19/2018Dan Taylor Selling a home in Atlanta is an undertaking. But if you’re planning on putting your Atlanta home up for sale in the next few years, there are a number of projects of different sizes that you can do to both increase your home resale value, and to make it more attractive to possible buyers. Below are a few of the most effective ways to up your Atlanta home value. Install New Flooring “New floors” is one of the most desireable features on listings for a good reason. Regardless what style of floors they are, from hardwood to laminate 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 move your home quickly, think about putting in some cheaper berber carpet or LVT flooring that can make a big impact without costing a fortune. If you’ll stay with your current home for a while but you know that you’ll sell it down the road, think about putting in hardwood flooring or natural tile, which lasts a lifetime and can make a huge impact on your resale value. Replace Your Lighting When talking about lighting, most home sellers start thinking about light fixtures. Although installing new or stylish light fixtures is a great idea, remember to pay attention to how you can manipulate natural light in your home. Using natural light can make your home look more spacious, brighter, and cozier. Additionally, you’re more likely to have a potential buyer walk through during the day, when natural light will make a bigger impact than light fixtures. Think about installing window treatments that can make the most out of natural light. Plantation shutters in Atlanta are a perfect choice, as they let you adjust the angle that sunlight comes in. Spruce Up Smaller Details Putting in new appliances, millwork, and other big projects may help your home catch more eyes, but you can get your money to go farther by spending time on your home’s small details. Get new faucets in the bathroom and kitchen. Put in newer handles and knobs for your drawers and cabinetry. Repolish the handrail and banister of your staircase. Get new vent covers for your ceiling and floor vents. All of these tiny fixes can make a big visual impact at a fraction of the cost of other projects. Increase Your Storage Space “Space” is the operative word here. All the closets, number of rooms, and square footage in the world won’t appeal to potential buyers if they’re filled with all your belongings. Arrange your closets by using space-saving organizers, clear out rooms except for the bare necessities, and store extra furniture or belongings into a temporary storage unit or into your new home. Control The Temperature If possible buyers don’t feel comfortable while touring your home, there’s not a good chance that they 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 put in work during the summer and likewise with the furnace during winter. You can reduce the workload on yourself and your HVAC system by doing more to insulate your space. An insulating window treatment such as Polywood® plantation shutters can help reduce heat loss through your windows by half, making climate control in your home a breeze. Increase Your Home Value For Now Or The Future If you want to help your Atlanta home sell faster with better window treatments, Sunburst Shutters Atlanta is here to help. Give us a call at 404-962-8517 or use the form below for a free in-home consultation from one of our window treatment experts.