Home renovations are great if you’re wondering how to increase your home value. In a buyer’s market, where the number of properties for sale exceeds the number of prospective buyers, you want to stand out from the competition. Installing plantation shutters is one way to do this. They can let in natural sunlight, provide a shield against it, and insulate your home against window drafts.
More on these later. Here are some other home improvements that increase value:
Make it more spacious : This Old House puts this at number one from a broker’s perspective in increasing value. Opening up the space by knocking out walls can help, while kitchen islands can be great but unnecessary if there’s sufficient cabinet storage.
Beautify the landscaping : The exterior is the first thing potential buyers see, so an eye-catching design, greenery, walkway, or fountain can have positive impacts. Even pruning trees and bushes can be more valuable than you realize.
Fix the bathroom : A replaced/re-finished tub and a fresh coat of paint can boost the appeal of your home. To provide a sense of space, update the cabinetry or replace an old shower door.
Kitchen updates : You don’t have to go all out. New paint or tiles can spruce things up, but more thorough upgrades such as stainless steel appliances, islands, and even new pots and pans can be effective.
Care and maintenance : Fancy upgrades aren’t the only ways to increase home value. Fix the plumbing, replace drafty windows, inspect HVAC/furnace/septic systems, and get new rain gutters. A pristine, functional home is more likely to sell and can do so at a few thousand dollars higher.
Best Home Improvements for the Money
If you’re thinking shutters and doors, you’re right on the money. These are great for boosting value. Other products from Bay Home & Window to consider include:
- Walk-in closets
- Reach-in closets
- Home offices
- Wall beds
- Garage upgrades
- Entertainment centers
Plantation shutters, however, are powerful in that they create a sense of brightness, space, and warmth without changing very much. There are many styles, as well, including vinyl plantation shutters, wood shutters, and products in composite materials. These capture the essence of just what you need, in terms of what adds value to a home appraisal.
These shutters aren’t only effective as window treatments. Plantation door shutters are great for French and patio doors because they’re easy to open and close. A closet shutter door eases access to the space and makes a stylistic statement as well. Shutters are available in many materials, styles, and colors, so you can easily freshen up any space by installing these on a closet, patio, or any other type of interior door.
Our Home Solutions Add Value
Are you investigating what home improvements add the most value? Contact Bay Home & Window about plantation shutters, a simple way to add charm, sophistication, and value to your home. Our products are available at wholesale prices to the public, and we offer free in-home consultations across the San Francisco Bay area. Schedule a visit today by calling us at 888-766-5919.