If you are planning on selling your house in the near future and don’t like what your home is currently appraising at, maybe it’s time to make changes before you list. While you are deciding on what changes you need to make, keep two things in mind:
- Choose projects that enhance the look of your house.
- Choose projects that will add value to your house.
Believe it or not, most window changes can do both of those.
Windows to Enhance Look
Your windows are a big part of your home. They make up both part of the structure and extremely affect the overall look of the home. With no windows, your home looks like a big, wood box. With old windows, you home looks old.
With new windows, you have an updated house that looks like it is well taken care of. Houses that look taken care of and are up-to-date sell much better than ones that are not. It’s all about the look if you want to sell at the price you want.
You can also use windows to change the structure of your home by putting in windows to replace large sections of wall. More windows make a house feel more open and spacious, and at the moment that is what potential buyers are looking for. They are looking for reasonably priced homes that feel large.
Windows to Add Value
New windows, especially energy-efficient ones, add value to a home in a number of different ways:
- The windows are brand new, so they are the most up-to-date models.
- They will not have to be replaced for another 5 to 10 years, saving the buyers money.
- The new, energy-efficient windows will save on the power bill as compared to the old windows, also saving the buyers money.
Be Creative with Windows
Another way to both add value and enhance the look of your home with windows is by turning your unused patio into an enclosed patio. An enclosed patio makes that area of your home look better, and it also adds square footage and another room to your home. This additional square footage and room increases the value of your home which increases the amount you can reasonably list your house for when you put it up for sale.
For more information about how easy it is to enclose your porch or have new windows installed in your home, contact us today.