Do Shutters Increase Home Value?

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If you intend to sell your home at some point in time, several renovations can increase your resale value greatly. Most homeowners think of remodeling their kitchens and bathrooms, but don’t realize how the addition of indoor plantation shutters can add value to your home as well. Read on to find out about the best renovations to do that are affordable before selling your home to increase your home’s appraisal value.

Light Up Your Decks

If you already have existing decks in your home, the addition of outdoor lighting will greatly increase their value of them. It’s best to use low-voltage lighting for ambiance without increasing your electricity bill. The extra visibility adds a layer of safety to your decks, and low-voltage systems are much safer. The system relies on a transformer that plugs into a standard receptacle to convert the power from 120 volts to only 12 volts, and then the current travels through outdoor electric lines to reach your fixtures with power.

Add A Kitchen Backsplash

This is an inexpensive renovation that can easily be done by almost any DIY homeowner. The addition of a kitchen backsplash makes your kitchen look more modern without the need of breaking the bank. You can choose any type of tiles you wish and install them in one day and then grout and seal them the next day for any easy weekend project.

New Kitchen Lighting

Your kitchen is a multi-purpose room that everyone seems to navigate and spend a lot of time in. You need to be able to prepare meals in it, and it’s also a workstation for the kids and adults in your home. Consider upgrading your lighting to more modern types of suspended lights from the ceiling for great lighting and setting the mood in this area of your home. Electricians can make sure that the fixtures will suit your needs and remain within the restraints of your existing wiring as well.

New Shutter Installation

Add Indoor Plantation Shutters

Most all homes are sold without window treatments in them because they don’t add any tangible value to the home, and most buyers will replace them with something they like better anyway. But, indoor plantation shutters on windows go with the home as a permanent fixture just as the doors and cabinets do. The louvers allow for great airflow and lighting control while the wood or faux wood gives you great insulation, and they are beautiful as well. You can paint or stain them in any color you wish and choose from many different styles. The return on investment (ROI) is higher than most any other renovation at about 75%.

Replace Kitchen Flooring

Wood flooring of all types gives your kitchen an instant facelift. You can choose from many different patterns and colors, and there are even easy options for the DIY homeowner that snap together easily and look beautiful. Wood and simulated wood flooring are easy to maintain, keep clean, and easy to clean messes off, as well.

A Fresh Coat of Paint

A fresh coat of paint gives you a big bang for your buck. It can transform the entire interior of your home and freshen it up. Choose the same color palette so that your new paint will still match your existing decor in each room. You can go a few shades darker or lighter to add interest in any room.

Add Attic Insulation

Having an attic with extra insulation makes a great selling point for a home. You can have loose-fill attic insulation blown in for a nominal fee, and it will also save you on your energy bills all year round as an energy-efficient upgrade until you put your home on the market for a win-win situation as a long-term investment.

Replace Your Front Door

If your front door is older and made of wood, then it looks dated. Consider replacing it with a steel door and painting it in a bright color for curb appeal that prospective home buyers will remember. Shades of red and blue are quite popular for homes.

Buy Indoor Plantation Shutters From the Experts

At Clear Fortress Window Solutions, we are your premier window treatment based in Michigan. We have over 12 years of experience in designing, fabricating, and installing indoor plantation shutters to increase your home’s value and beautify it in the process. Contact us today for a FREE in-home consultation to see what window fashions we can create for you!

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