Many people dream of updates they might make to their home, to make it more livable or functional or to improve its aesthetics. If you’re planning to stay in the home for a while, it might make sense for you to do some of them. But if you’re thinking of selling anytime soon, you should consider the upgrades that might increase your home’s value. At Windows, Walls & More here in West Bloomfield, we have a few ideas for updates that might make your home sell faster and for more.
Paying for Your Reno
Remember that, even if you do recoup some of what you spend on the update, you still have to have an initial outlay of cash to afford it, and some renovations are pretty pricey. Be sure to speak to a professional to determine ways to pay for your renovation and whether it makes sense or if you should hold off. Each of the suggestions below comes at a different price point, so be sure to research your options carefully.
If you’re wanting to bring your home into this decade (or even this century), your kitchen might be a great place to start. And, in fact, it’s one of the rooms potential buyers highly value as they tour homes. Updating appliances and countertops, refacing cabinets, changing out the flooring, and repainting the walls can give your kitchen a more contemporary feel, which might alone encourage a potential buyer to increase their bid.
Update Your Home’s Façade
Changing how your home looks from the outside can increase curb appeal and make it more tempting to potential buyers. You can update the siding to vinyl or fiber-cement or add manufactured stone (especially in an entryway). Or consider a new garage door, which can drastically enhance the exterior look of your home.
If you update your window treatments, you might seal the deal with a buyer for a number of reasons:
- Increase curb appeal. Much like the exterior features of your home, the windows present externally as well. Having new treatments can give your home a consistent look from the outside, which can appeal to a buyer seeing your home for the first time.
- Lower energy bills. Although they might not immediately increase the value of your home, energy-efficient treatments like Duette® Honeycomb Shades or Sonnette® Cellular Roller Shades can help reduce energy costs—a good selling point for a potential buyer, or a good return in a few years if you stay in the home yourself.
- Perceived value. Even if they don’t contribute directly to increasing a home’s value, new window treatments can help make a space more elegant, inviting, decadent, and luxurious, which could give your home an overall increased perceived value from a potential buyer.
If window fashions are on your list of presale improvements, be sure to contact one of our specialists to determine what might work best for your situation, needs, and budget.
Home Upgrades in West Bloomfield
Windows, Walls & More was established in 1977 and has become the leader in window treatments and window treatment motorization, as well as wallpaper, interior design and more. With a beautiful Hunter Douglas Gallery showroom in West Bloomfield, Windows, Walls & More serves West Bloomfield and the surrounding areas, including Franklin, Livonia, Birmingham, Farmington Hills, Bloomfield Hills, Commerce Township, Northville and Novi. Stop by our Hunter Douglas Gallery to see our many functional window covering displays. For more information, or to schedule your free in-store consultation, give us a call today at 248-661-3840.