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5 Tips to Help Increase Your Fort Lauderdale Home Value

June 19, 2018

Selling a home in Fort Lauderdale can be a process. But if you’re thinking about putting your Fort Lauderdale home up for sale in the next few years, there are a number of projects both big and small that you can plan to both up your home resale value, and to make it stand out more to potential buyers.

We’ve collected a few of the most effective ways to up your Fort Lauderdale home resale value.

Get New Flooring

“New floors” is one of the most commonly seen features on home listings for a reason. Regardless 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 add some interest to your home listing, think about putting in some cheaper plush carpet or LVT flooring that will make a big impression without costing a fortune. If you’re comfortable in your home at the moment but you know that you’ll sell it down the road, think about installing hardwood floors or natural tile, which will last for years on end and can make a huge impact on your resale value.

Rethink Your Lighting

When you hear about lighting, most homeowners immediately think about interior lighting. While putting in high quality or stylish light fixtures is a great plan, don’t forget to pay attention to how you can use natural light in your home.

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Using natural light can make your house seem more spacious, brighter, and cozier. Also, potential buyers are more likely to look at your house during the day, when natural light will play a bigger role than indoor lighting.

Try putting in window treatments that help you get the most out of natural light. Plantation shutters in Fort Lauderdale are a great choice, since they let you adjust the angle that sunlight comes through your windows.

Fix The Little Things

Installing new appliances, millwork, and other big items might help your home catch more eyes, but you might get your money to go farther by focusing on smaller details in your home.

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Put in new faucets in your bathroom and kitchen. Put in newer handles and knobs for your drawers and cabinetry. Refinish the handrail and banister of your staircase. Replace the floor and ceiling vent covers. All of these tiny fixes can make a big difference at a fraction of the cost of bigger projects.

Increase Your Storage Space

“Space” is the big word here. All the closets, extra rooms, and square feet in the world won’t appeal to potential buyers if they’re filled with all your belongings.

Organize your closets by using space-saving organizers, clear out rooms except for the bare essentials, and keep unwanted furniture or belongings into a storage unit or into your new house.

Control The Temperature

If potential buyers are too hot or cold while walking through your home, there’s not a good chance that they remember it fondly when coming to a decision. The easiest way to make sure guests are comfortable is to crank your thermostat – don’t hesitate to make your AC do a little extra work in the summer or the heater in winter.

You can reduce the stress on both you and your HVAC system by insulating your home. An energy-efficient window treatment such as Polywood® plantation shutters will help reduce heat loss through your windows by up to 50%, 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 Fort Lauderdale home sell faster with better window treatments, Sunburst Shutters Fort Lauderdale is here to help. Give us a call at 561-440-8535 or fill out the form below for a free consultation from your local window treatment experts.