5 Tips to Help Increase Your Tampa Home Value06/19/2018Eric Ramsey Getting a house sold in Tampa can be a process. But if you’re planning on putting your Tampa home on the market in the near future, there are a number of projects both big and small that you can work on to make your listing stand out more to potential buyers. Here are some of the most effective ways to up your Tampa home resale value. Lay Down New Flooring “New flooring” is one of the most common features on listings for a good reason. No matter what kind of floors they are, from wood to laminate to carpet, new flooring improves walkthrough appeal and can help a home sell quickly. If you’re trying to add some interest to your home listing, try installing some cheaper berber carpet or vinyl flooring that will make a big impression without breaking the bank. If you’re comfortable in your home at the moment but you know that you’ll sell it down the road, think about putting in hardwood floors or natural tile, which will last for years on end but can make a big impact on your home’s value. Replace Your Lighting When talking about lighting, most people start thinking about light fixtures. While putting in high quality or trendy light fixtures like track lighting or responsive LED lighting is a good plan, remember to pay attention to how you can use natural light in your home. Making use of natural light can make your space seem more spacious, brighter, and more livable. Besides, you’re more likely to have a potential buyer walk through during the day, when natural light will be more important than light fixtures. Try putting in window treatments that let your windows get the most out of natural light. Plantation shutters in Tampa are a fantastic choice, as they give you a lot of freedom in the angle that sunlight comes through your windows. Fix Smaller Details Installing brand-new appliances, cabinets and drawers, and other big projects can help your home catch more eyes, but you can get your money to go farther by focusing on your home’s small details. Swap out the faucets in your bathroom and kitchen. Install new handles and knobs for your drawers and cabinetry. Refinish your staircase banister and handrails. Replace the floor and ceiling vent covers. Any of these smaller fixes can make a big visual impact at a fraction of the cost of bigger projects. Show Off More Storage Space “Space” is the operative word here. All the closets, number of rooms, and square footage in the world won’t please potential buyers if they’re full and cluttered with your belongings. Get more space in your closets with space-saving racks, empty out rooms leaving only the bare necessities, and store extra furniture or belongings into a short-term storage unit or into your new home. Control The Temperature If possible buyers are too hot or cold while touring your home, chances are they’re not going to remember it fondly when making a decision. The simplest way to make guests comfortable is to crank your thermostat – don’t be afraid to make your AC put in work during the summer or the heater in winter. You can lessen the stress on yourself and your A/C and heater by better insulating your home. An energy-efficient window treatment like Polywood® plantation shutters will help reduce heat transfer through your windows by up to 50%, making the temperature in your home much easier to control. Make Home Upgrades For Now Or The Future If your projects to help your Tampa home sell include window treatments, Sunburst Shutters Tampa is here to help. Give us a call at 813-580-7288 or complete the form below for a free in-home consultation from one of our window treatment experts.