5 Projects to Increase Your Charlotte Home Resale Value06/19/2018Neil Blackwelder Getting a house sold in Charlotte is an undertaking. But if you’re thinking about putting your Charlotte home up for sale in the future, there are a number of projects both big and small that you can do to make your home more attractive to potential buyers. We’ve collected a few of the most effective ways to up your Charlotte home resale value. Lay Down New Flooring “New floors” is one of the most common features on listings for home sales. No matter what style of flooring it is, from hardwood to vinyl to carpet, new flooring improves your home’s appeal during a walkthrough and can help a listing move 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 vinyl flooring that can make a big impression without costing a fortune. If you’re comfortable in your home at the moment 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 and can make a huge impact on your resale value. Replace Your Lighting When thinking about lighting, most people start thinking about interior lighting. While putting in high quality or trendy light fixtures like track lighting or responsive LED lighting is a good idea, don’t forget to pay attention to how you can make use of natural light indoors. Making use of natural light will make your space look more spacious, brighter, and cozier. Also, you’re more likely to have a potential buyer walk through during the day, when natural light will be a bigger player in how your home looks than interior lighting. Think about putting in window treatments that can make the most out of natural light. Plantation shutters in Charlotte are a perfect choice, because they let you adjust the angle that sunlight enters. Fix The Little Things Installing new appliances, millwork, and other big items can help a listing get noticed, but you may get your money to go farther by focusing on smaller details in your home. Replace the faucets in the bathroom and kitchen. Get new handles and knobs for your drawers and cabinetry. Refinish your staircase banister and handrails. Put in new covers for your floor and ceiling vents. Each of these low-cost fixes can make a big difference at a fraction of the cost of other projects. Increase Your 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 by using space-saving organizers, clear out rooms except for the bare essentials, and keep unnecessary furniture or belongings into a short-term storage unit or into your new home. Control The Temperature If prospective buyers are too hot or cold when taking a look at 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 hesitate to make your AC do a little extra work in the summer and likewise with the heater during 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 heat loss through the glass by up to 50%, making the temperature in your home much easier to control. Increase Your Home Value For Now Or Later If you want to help your Charlotte home sell faster with better window treatments, Sunburst Shutters Charlotte is here to help. Give us a call at 980-231-1116 or use the form below for a free consultation from your local Sunburst team.