Selling a home in Southern California is a process. But if you’re thinking about putting your Southern California home on the market in the near future, there are some projects both big and small that you can plan to make your home more attractive to potential buyers.
Here are a few of the most effective ways to increase your Southern California home value.
Install New Flooring
“New flooring” is one of the most desireable features on home listings for a reason. Regardless what style of floors they are, from wood to vinyl to carpet, new floors increase walkthrough appeal and can help a home sell in less time.
If you’re trying to get your home on the market and sell quickly, try installing some less expensive plush carpet or LVT flooring that will make a big impact without breaking the bank. 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 lasts a lifetime but can make a large impact on your home’s value.
Replace Your Lighting
When you hear about lighting, most people start thinking about interior lighting. While installing new or stylish light fixtures is a good plan, remember to pay attention to how you can use natural light inside.
Utilizing natural light can make your space seem larger, brighter, and more comfortable. Additionally, potential buyers are more likely to walk through your house at daytime, when sunlight will be more important than light fixtures.
Think about installing window treatments that let your windows get the most out of natural light. Plantation shutters in Southern California are a great choice, as they let you adjust the angle that sunlight enters.
Replace The Little Things
Installing shiny new appliances, cabinets and drawers, and other large-scale items might help a 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. Replace the handles and knobs for all of your cabinets and drawers. Refinish the handrail and banister of your staircase. Replace the floor and ceiling vent covers. All of these smaller fixes can make a big difference at a fraction of the cost of other projects.
Maximize 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 cluttered.
Organize your closets with space-saving organizers, clear out rooms except for the bare necessities, and keep nonessential furniture or belongings into a temporary storage unit or into your new house.
Control The Temperature
If possible buyers aren’t comfortable while touring your home, they probably won’t remember it fondly when coming to a decision. The simplest way to make sure guests are comfortable is to dial up your thermostat – don’t be afraid to make your AC put in work during the summer or the furnace during winter.
You can lessen the stress on yourself and your A/C and heater by doing more to insulate your space. An energy-efficient window treatment like Polywood® plantation shutters can help block heat transfer through the glass by up to 50%, making the temperature in your home much easier to control.
Make Home Upgrades For Now Or Later
If your projects to help your Southern California home sell include window treatments, Sunburst Shutters Southern CA is here to help. Give us a call at 888-611-2474 or use the form below for a free estimate from one of our window treatment experts.