5 Projects to Up Your New York City Home Resale Value06/19/2018Matt Thelander Getting a house sold in New York City is an undertaking. But if you’re thinking about putting your New York City home up for sale in the future, there are a number of projects of different sizes that you can plan to up your home’s resale value. 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 home listings for a reason. Regardless what kind 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’re in your home for the long haul but you know that you’ll sell it down the road, think about installing hardwood floors or natural tile, which will last generations but can make a huge impact on your resale value. Rethink Your Lighting When thinking about lighting, most homeowners immediately think about interior lighting. Although putting in versatile or stylish light fixtures is a good idea, don’t forget to pay attention to how you can use natural light inside. Utilizing natural light can make your house 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, because they let you adjust the angle that sunlight pours in. Replace The Little Things Getting new appliances, millwork, 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. Put in 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. Show Off More Storage Space “Space” is the main word here. All the closets, extra rooms, and square feet in the world won’t appeal to potential buyers if they’re cluttered. Arrange your closets by using space-saving organizers, clear out rooms leaving only the bare necessities, and keep nonessential furniture or belongings into a temporary storage unit or into your new space. Control The Temperature If possible buyers are too hot or cold 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 lessen the stress on yourself and your A/C and heater by better insulating your home. An effective window treatment such as Polywood® plantation shutters will help block heat loss through your windows by up to 50%, making climate control in your home a breeze. Increase Your Home Value For Now Or Later If your projects to help your New York City home sell include window treatments, 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.