Things That Might Help Increase Home Value

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Often, when people look to sell, they’re advised to make some upgrades to increase the value of their home or to make it more appealing. Some of these upgrades might be about how livable the home is, while others are more about appearance. Not everything you do to your home will increase its value, but some things might—and they might actually cost less than you think. At Windo VanGo serving the greater Baltimore area, we have a few ideas you might be able to use.

Upgrades to Consider

No matter the upgrade you choose, although it’s possible you will recoup your spend (or come close) when you sell your home, be mindful that you’ll still have an initial outlay of cash, so be sure to speak with a financial advisor about what might work for you, and be sure to research the options carefully to determine whether they make sense for your situation.

  • Exterior “Facelift.” Updating to new external siding (like vinyl or fiber-cement) or manufactured stone (especially in an entryway) or hanging a new garage door can enhance the exterior of your home and make it more appealing to buyers.
  • Kitchen Renovation. The most used room in many homes, the kitchen is also one of the rooms that can quickly make a home seem like it’s from the Dark Ages. Updating appliances and countertops, refacing cabinets, changing out the flooring, and repainting the walls can give your kitchen a more modern feel, which might alone encourage a potential buyer to increase their bid.
  • Bathroom Update. Adding new paint, changing out a mirror, and updating a light fixture can make a bathroom shine in a potential buyer’s eye.
  • Window Fashions. Updating your window treatments can help with your home sale in a number of ways. Wood shutters, such as Heritance® Hardwood Shutters, NewStyle® Hybrid Shutters, and Parkland® Wood Blinds, can actually increase the home’s value. New treatments can help make a cohesive look from the outside, increasing curb appeal. Window treatments can aid in energy efficiency, especially if they’re cellular shades specifically designed to trap air at the window, such as Duette® Honeycomb Shades or Sonnette® Cellular Roller Shades. And new window treatments can increase a home’s perceived value, making a space seem more elegant, inviting, decadent, and luxurious. Be sure to speak with one of our representatives to determine the best options for your situation, needs, and presale budget.

Home Upgrades in Clarksville, Columbia MD

Windo VanGo is your premier Hunter Douglas Window Treatment specialist and supplier of Farrow & Ball premiere paints and wallpapers in the Baltimore, MD, area, with a gallery showroom in Marriottsville. Serving residential and commercial clients throughout the counties of Baltimore, Baltimore City, Howard, Carroll, Hartford, and Anne Arundel.

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