5 Ways to Increase Your Indianapolis Home Resale Value06/19/2018Bill Burke Selling a house in Indianapolis can be an undertaking. But if you’re thinking about putting your Indianapolis home on the market in the future, there are a number of projects of different sizes that you can do to make your home stand out more to potential buyers. Here are some of the best ways to increase your Indianapolis home resale value. Put In New Flooring “New flooring” is one of the most desireable features on listings for home sales. Regardless what style of flooring it is, from wood to vinyl 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 move your home quickly, think about installing some less expensive plush 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 putting in hardwood flooring or natural tile, which will last for years on end but can make a big impact on your resale value. Rethink Your Lighting When thinking about lighting, most home sellers immediately think about light fixtures. While installing new or stylish light fixtures is a great idea, you should also pay attention to how you can use natural light in your home. Using natural light will make your space look bigger, brighter, and more comfortable. Besides, you’re more likely to have a potential buyer walk through during the day, when sunlight will be a bigger player in how your home looks than indoor lighting. Try installing window treatments that can make the most out of natural light. Plantation shutters in Indianapolis are a perfect choice, because they let you adjust the angle that sunlight enters. Fix Smaller Details Putting in new appliances, cabinetry, and other big jobs may help a listing catch more eyes, but you might get a lot more bang for your buck by spending time on your home’s small details. Replace the faucets in the kitchen and bathrooms. Get new handles and knobs for your drawers and cabinetry. Restain your staircase banister and handrails. Get new vent covers for your ceiling and floor vents. Each of these smaller projects can make a big visual impact at a fraction of the cost of bigger projects. Maximize Storage Space “Space” is the main word here. All the closets, extra rooms, and square feet in the world won’t please potential buyers if they’re full and cluttered with your belongings. Make room in your closets by using space-saving organizers, clear out rooms leaving only the bare necessities, and keep unwanted 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 simplest way to keep them comfortable is to crank your thermostat – don’t be afraid to make your AC do a little extra work in the summer or the furnace during winter. You can decrease the workload on both you and your A/C and heater by doing more to insulate your space. An insulating window treatment such as Polywood® plantation shutters can help block heat loss through your windows by half, making it a lot easier to control the temperature in your home. Increase Your Home Value For Now Or The Future If your home could use the help of better window treatments to sell faster, Sunburst Shutters Indianapolis is here to help. Call us at 317-558-9066 or use the form below for a free consultation from your local window treatment experts.