Selling a home in New York City is an undertaking. But if you’re thinking about trying to sell your New York City home in the future, there are a number of projects of different sizes that you can plan to make your listing stand out more to home buyers.
These are a few of the best ways to increase your New York City home resale value.
Lay Down New Flooring
“New floors” is one of the most desireable features on listings for home sales. Regardless what style of floors they are, from wood to laminate to carpet, new flooring improves your home’s appeal during a walkthrough and can help a home sell in less time.
If you’re trying to get your home on the market and sell quickly, try putting in some cheaper berber carpet or LVT flooring that can make a big impression without breaking the bank. If you’ll stay with your current home for a while 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 but can make a huge impact on your resale value.
Rethink Your Lighting
When thinking about lighting, most homeowners immediately think about interior lighting. Though putting in versatile or stylish light fixtures is a good idea, don’t forget to pay attention to how you can manipulate natural light indoors.
Utilizing natural light can make your space look bigger, brighter, and more livable. Also, you’re more likely to have a potential buyer tour during the day, when sunlight will be a bigger player in how your home looks than light fixtures.
Think about putting in window treatments that let your windows get the most out of natural light. Plantation shutters in New York City are a nice choice, as they let you adjust the angle that sunlight pours in.
Fix The Little Things
Getting new appliances, cabinets and drawers, and other big projects might help your house’s listing stand out, but you may get a lot more bang for your buck by spending time on smaller details in your home.
Get new faucets in your bathroom and kitchen. Install new handles and knobs for your drawers and cabinetry. Restain the handrail and banister of your staircase. Replace the floor and ceiling vent covers. All of these smaller projects can make a big visual impact at a fraction of the cost of bigger projects.
Increase Your Storage Space
“Space” is the main word here. All the closets, extra rooms, and square feet in the world won’t mean anything to potential buyers if they’re cluttered.
Arrange your closets by using space-saving organizers, clear out rooms leaving only the bare necessities, and store nonessential furniture or belongings into a short-term storage unit or into your new space.
Control The Temperature
If possible buyers aren’t comfortable while touring your home, chances are they’re not going to remember it fondly when making a decision. The simplest way to make guests comfortable is to crank your thermostat – don’t be afraid to make your air conditioner do a little extra work in the summer or the furnace in winter.
You can decrease the stress on yourself and your A/C and heater by insulating your home. An effective window treatment such as Polywood® plantation shutters will help block energy transfer through your windows by up to 50%, making it a lot easier to control the temperature in your home.
Increase Your Home Value For Now Or Later
If your home could use the help of better window treatments to sell faster, Sunburst Shutters New York is here to help. Call us at 631-246-3930 or use the form below for a free in-home consultation from your local Sunburst team.