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5 Ways to Up Your Boston Home Value

June 19, 2018

Getting a house sold in Boston is a process. But if you’re thinking about putting your Boston home on the market in the future, there are some projects both big and small that you can do to both up your home resale value, and to make it more attractive to possible buyers.

We’ve collected some of the most effective ways to increase your Boston home value.

Get New Flooring

“New flooring” is one of the most commonly seen features on home listings for a reason. No matter what style of floors they are, from wood to tile to carpet, new flooring improves walkthrough appeal and can help a listing move more quickly.

If you’re trying to add some interest to your home listing, try putting in some cheaper berber carpet or vinyl flooring that can make a big impression without hurting your wallet too much. If you’ll stay with your current home for a while but you know that you’ll sell it someday, think about installing hardwood floors or natural tile, which lasts a lifetime and can make a huge impact on your home’s value.

Improve Your Lighting

When talking about lighting, most home sellers start thinking about light fixtures. Although installing new or trendy light fixtures is a good idea, you should also pay attention to how you can use natural light in your home.

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Using natural light will make your house feel more spacious, brighter, and more livable. Additionally, potential buyers are more likely to look at your house during the day, when sunlight will be a bigger player in how your home looks than interior lighting.

Think about installing window treatments that can make the most out of natural light. Plantation shutters in Boston are a nice choice, as they let you adjust the angle that sunlight comes through your windows.

Spruce Up Smaller Details

Installing shiny new appliances, cabinetry, and other large-scale jobs might help a listing stand out, but you might get your money to go farther by focusing on smaller details in your home.

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Replace the faucets in your kitchen and bathrooms. Install 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 smaller fixes can make a big difference at a fraction of the cost of other projects.

Increase Your Storage Space

“Space” is the big word here. All the closets, number of rooms, and square feet in the world won’t please potential buyers if they’re cluttered.

Make room in your closets by using space-saving racks, clear out rooms leaving only the bare essentials, and move unwanted furniture or belongings into a storage unit or into your new home.

Control The Temperature

If potential buyers aren’t comfortable while walking through your home, chances are they’re not going to remember it fondly when coming to a decision. The easiest 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 and likewise with the furnace in winter.

You can lessen the workload on yourself and your A/C and heater by doing more to insulate your space. An effective window treatment like Polywood® plantation shutters will help block heat loss through the glass by half, making it a lot easier to control the temperature in your home.

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Increase Your Home Value For Now Or Later

If your projects to help your Boston home sell include window treatments, Sunburst Shutters Boston is here to help. Give us a call at 781-352-2205 or complete the form below for a free consultation from your local Sunburst team.