5 Projects to Up Your Cincinnati Home Value06/19/2018Lisa Renee Nieberding Selling a home in Cincinnati can be a process. But if you’re planning on putting your Cincinnati home up for sale in the future, there are a number of projects both big and small that you can plan to both increase your home’s value, and to make it more attractive to possible buyers. These are a few of the most effective ways to increase your Cincinnati home value. Lay Down New Flooring “New floors” is one of the most often-seen features on listings for a good reason. No matter what style of flooring it is, from hardwood to tile to carpet, new floors increase 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 plush carpet or vinyl flooring that will make a big impression without costing a fortune. If you’re in your home for the long haul but you know that you’ll sell it down the road, think about putting in hardwood floors or natural tile, which lasts a lifetime but can make a large impact on your resale value. Replace Your Lighting When talking about lighting, most people immediately think about light fixtures. Although installing versatile or trendy light fixtures like track lighting or responsive LED lighting is a good plan, remember to pay attention to how you can use natural light inside. Making use of natural light can make your space feel more spacious, brighter, and more comfortable. Also, potential buyers are more likely to tour your house during the day, when sunlight will be a bigger player in how your home looks than indoor lighting. Try putting in window treatments that let your windows get the most out of natural light. Plantation shutters in Cincinnati are a perfect choice, since they let you adjust the angle that sunlight pours in. Replace The Little Things Getting new appliances, millwork, and other large-scale items can help a listing stand out, but you can get a lot more bang for your buck by spending time on your home’s small details. Put in new faucets in the bathroom and kitchen. Install new handles and knobs for all of your cabinets and drawers. Restain the handrail and banister of your staircase. Replace the floor and ceiling vent covers. All of these low-cost fixes can make a big difference at a fraction of the cost of bigger projects. Show Off More Storage Space “Space” is the big word here. All the closets, extra rooms, and square footage in the world won’t please potential buyers if they’re cluttered. Arrange your closets with space-saving racks, clear out rooms except for the bare necessities, and store unnecessary furniture or belongings into a short-term storage unit or into your new home. 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 easiest way to make sure guests are comfortable is to crank your thermostat – don’t be afraid to make your AC put in work during the summer or the furnace in winter. You can decrease the workload on both you and your A/C and heater by insulating your home. An effective window treatment such as Polywood® plantation shutters can help block heat loss 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 you want to help your Cincinnati home sell faster with better window treatments, Sunburst Shutters Cincinnati is here to help. Call us at 513-216-9740 or fill out the form below for a free estimate from your local window treatment experts.