Selling a home in Honolulu can be an undertaking. But if you’re planning on trying to sell your Honolulu home in the near future, there are a number of projects both big and small that you can do to increase your home’s resale value.
These are some of the best ways to increase your Honolulu home value.
Get New Flooring
“New floors” is one of the most common features on listings for a good reason. No matter what type of flooring it is, from hardwood to laminate to carpet, new floors increase your home’s appeal during a walkthrough and can help a listing move quickly.
If you’re trying to add some interest to your home listing, try installing some cheaper plush carpet or vinyl flooring that will 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 will last generations but can make a large impact on your home’s value.
Replace Your Lighting
When talking 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 plan, you should also pay attention to how you can manipulate natural light inside.
Using natural light can make your space seem bigger, brighter, and cozier. Also, you’re more likely to have a potential buyer tour during the day, when sunlight will make a bigger impact than indoor lighting.
Try installing window treatments that help you get the most out of natural light. Plantation shutters in Honolulu are a great choice, because they let you adjust the angle that the light enters.
Spruce Up The Little Things
Getting new appliances, millwork, and other large-scale items can help a listing catch more eyes, but you might get a lot more bang for your buck by focusing on your home’s small details.
Get new faucets in the bathroom and kitchen. Get new handles and knobs for all of your cabinets and drawers. Refinish your staircase banister and handrails. Get new vent covers for your ceiling and floor vents. All of these smaller projects can make a big visual impact at a fraction of the cost of other projects.
Increase Your Storage Space
“Space” is the operative 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 with space-saving organizers, empty out rooms except for the bare essentials, and move extra furniture or belongings into a short-term storage unit or into your new house.
Control The Temperature
If potential buyers are too hot or cold when taking a look at your home, there’s not a good chance that they remember it fondly when coming to a decision. The easiest way to keep them comfortable is to dial up your thermostat – don’t hesitate to make your AC do a little extra work in the summer and likewise with the furnace during winter.
You can reduce 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 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 The Future
If your projects to help your Honolulu home sell include window treatments, Sunburst Shutters Honolulu is here to help. Call us at 808-797-2004 or use the form below for a free consultation from your local window treatment experts.