5 Tips to Help Up Your Southern California Home Resale Value06/19/2018Kimball Jones Selling a house in Southern California is an undertaking. But if you’re planning on putting your Southern California home up for sale in the future, there are a number of projects of different sizes that you can do to make your home more attractive to home buyers. Below are some of the best ways to up your Southern California home value. Put In New Flooring “New flooring” is one of the most desireable features on listings for home sales. Regardless what style of floors they are, from hardwood to vinyl to carpet, new floors increase your home’s appeal during a walkthrough and can help a home sell quickly. If you’re trying to add some interest to your home listing, try installing some cheaper plush carpet or LVT flooring that will make a big impact without hurting your wallet too much. 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 floors or natural tile, which lasts a lifetime and can make a great impact on your home’s value. Improve Your Lighting When thinking about lighting, most people immediately think about interior lighting. Although installing versatile 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 inside. Making use of natural light can make your space feel bigger, brighter, and more livable. Additionally, potential buyers are more likely to walk through your house during the day, when sunlight will be more important than indoor lighting. Try installing window treatments that help you get the most out of natural light. Plantation shutters in Southern California are a perfect choice, because they let you adjust the angle that the light pours in. Spruce Up Smaller Details Installing new appliances, cabinets and drawers, and other big items may help your house’s listing stand out, but you may get your money to go farther by spending time on your home’s small details. Replace the faucets in your kitchen and bathrooms. Install new handles and knobs for all of your cabinets and drawers. Refinish your staircase banister and handrails. Get new vent covers for your ceiling and floor vents. Each of these tiny projects can make a big difference at a fraction of the cost of bigger projects. Increase Your Storage Space “Space” is the main word here. All the closets, number of rooms, and square feet in the world won’t make a difference to potential buyers if they’re too full to appreciate. Get more space in your closets with space-saving racks, empty out rooms except for the bare essentials, and keep unwanted furniture or belongings into a temporary storage unit or into your new space. Control The Temperature If potential buyers are too hot or cold while walking through your home, chances are they’re not going to remember it fondly when making a decision. The simplest way to keep them comfortable is to dial up your thermostat – don’t be afraid to make your air conditioner put in work during the summer or the heater in winter. You can decrease the workload on both you and your HVAC system by insulating your home. An insulating window treatment like Polywood® plantation shutters can help block heat loss through your windows by half, making it a lot easier to control the temperature in your home. Make Home Upgrades For Now Or Later If you want to help your Southern California home sell faster with better window treatments, Sunburst Shutters Southern CA is here to help. Give us a call at 888-611-2474 or complete the form below for a free in-home consultation from one of our window treatment experts.