5 Projects to Increase Your Honolulu Home Resale Value06/19/2018Darren Wong Getting a house sold in Honolulu can be an undertaking. But if you’re planning on putting your Honolulu home on the market in the near future, there are a number of projects both big and small that you can work on to both up your home’s value, and to make it stand out more to possible buyers. 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 move your home quickly, try installing some cheaper plush carpet or vinyl flooring that will make a big impression without breaking the bank. If you’re in your home for the long haul but you know that you’ll sell it someday, think about installing hardwood floors or natural tile, which will last for years on end but can make a large impact on your home’s value. Rethink Your Lighting When talking about lighting, most people start thinking about interior lighting. While putting in versatile or trendy light fixtures like track lighting or responsive LED lighting is a good plan, don’t forget to pay attention to how you can manipulate natural light indoors. Utilizing natural light can make your house seem bigger, brighter, and more livable. Additionally, potential buyers are more likely to walk through your home during the day, when sunlight will play a bigger role than indoor lighting. Try installing window treatments that help you get the most out of natural light. Plantation shutters in Honolulu are a fantastic choice, as they let you adjust the angle that the light enters. Spruce Up The Little Things Putting in brand-new appliances, cabinets and drawers, and other large-scale jobs may help your home catch more eyes, but you may get a lot more bang for your buck by focusing on your home’s small details. Put in new faucets in the bathroom and kitchen. Get new handles and knobs for all of your cabinets and drawers. Restain 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. Show Off More 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 with space-saving organizers, empty out rooms except for the bare essentials, and move unnecessary furniture or belongings into a short-term storage unit or into your new house. Control The Temperature If potential buyers don’t feel comfortable 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 energy-efficient 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 Sunburst team.