5 Projects to Increase Your Chicago Home Value06/19/2018Richard Rampton Getting a house sold in Chicago is an undertaking. But if you’re thinking about putting your Chicago home up for sale in the future, there are a number of projects both big and small that you can plan to both up your home resale value, and to make it stand out more to possible buyers. We’ve collected a few of the most effective ways to increase your Chicago home resale value. Put In New Flooring “New flooring” is one of the most often-seen features on listings for a good reason. Regardless what type of floors they are, from wood to vinyl to carpet, new flooring improves walkthrough appeal and can help a home sell more quickly. If you’re trying to move your home quickly, think about putting in some less expensive berber carpet or LVT flooring that can make a big impact without hurting your wallet too much. If you’re in your home for the long haul but you know that you’ll sell it someday, think about putting in hardwood flooring or natural tile, which will last generations but can make a large impact on your home’s value. Improve Your Lighting When talking about lighting, most home sellers immediately think about light fixtures. While installing versatile or trendy light fixtures like track lighting or responsive LED lighting is a good plan, you should also pay attention to how you can use natural light indoors. Utilizing natural light will make your home look larger, brighter, and more comfortable. Additionally, potential buyers are more likely to walk through your house during the day, when sunlight will be more important than indoor lighting. Think about installing window treatments that let your windows get the most out of natural light. Plantation shutters in Chicago are a nice choice, as they let you adjust the angle that sunlight comes through your windows. Replace Smaller Details Getting brand-new appliances, cabinets and drawers, and other big jobs might help a listing get noticed, but you may get a lot more bang for your buck by focusing on smaller details in your home. Get new faucets in the kitchen and bathrooms. Get new handles and knobs for your drawers and cabinetry. Refinish the handrail and banister of your staircase. Get new vent covers for your ceiling and floor vents. Any 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 footage in the world won’t please potential buyers if they’re full and cluttered with your belongings. Get more space in your closets with space-saving racks, clear out rooms except for the bare essentials, and store unwanted furniture or belongings into a temporary storage unit or into your new home. Control The Temperature If possible buyers don’t feel comfortable while touring 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 and likewise with the furnace during winter. You can lessen the workload on both you and your A/C and heater by insulating your home. An energy-efficient window treatment like Polywood® plantation shutters will help reduce heat transfer through the glass by up to 50%, making the temperature in your home much easier to control. Increase Your Home Value For Now Or The Future If you want to help your Chicago home sell faster with better window treatments, Sunburst Shutters Chicago is here to help. Call us at 847-250-6544 or complete the form below for a free in-home consultation from your local Sunburst team.