6 Ways Window Treatments Can Help Sell Your Home

How Window Treatments Can Help Sell Your Home

Buyers are looking for a home that’s breathtakingly perfect. From roof to floor, they want to feel like their potential new home is ‘the one’. And whether or not they’re aware of it, from the moment your potential buyers arrive at the curb, window treatments can go a long way toward making your house feel just right. Strickland’s Blinds, Shades & Shutters has ways to help you make an investment that will pay off  when you sell:

1. Draw The Eye:  Is that ocean view your home’s best selling point? How about the way that your west-facing window frames the sunset over the river each night? Beautiful window drapery and valances can act just like a picture frame, drawing the eye to and highlighting your home’s best and most beautiful views.

2. Conceal Poor Views:  Let’s face it – not every view is perfect. And if you want to cover up a picturesque framing of the neighbor’s ugly fence, or a plain brick wall, consider heavy, stylish curtains that look better shut, or shutters that mostly obscure the view.

3. Feel Stylish and Sharp:  Many buyers look for a new home to decorate when their current one feels outdated, rather than upgrading their current one. Help them envision themselves in a stylish, modern home by fostering their fantasies with updated window coverings. Take down children’s themed curtains or those bright, exotic patterns you bought a decade ago for a clean ‘base’ your buyer can imagine themselves in.

4. Coordinate Mismatched Elements:  A design flaw, such as windows that don’t match each other in a room, can be minimized with the right window coverings. If the curtains or blinds match each other, buyers typically won’t notice the potential design flaw of the windows, or at least, will be convinced at that such flaws are easy to minimize.

5. Suit Buyers’ Tastes:  Selling a condo in a hip, downtown area? Go for window treatments that look stylish and youthful, rather than fussy. Selling your classical, historic home? Layered, heavy fabrics and plantation shutters give a sense of Southern opulence. When in doubt – go simple! Sheers and blinds suit every taste.

6. Save on Staging:  While staging your home with bare windows might seem like the right thing to do, this could be bad news for your bills. If folks will be walking through your home and expect to enjoy the benefits of your lighting system, or hardworking heating and air conditioner, you’ll be losing a vast amount of energy through your windows. Additionally, “green” or eco-friendly window covering upgrades are a great investment to your home, a savings that your buyers can count on in the future, as well!

If you’re thinking about future re-sale value, come by the Strickland’s Blinds, Shades & Shutters showroom in Wilmington, NC for window coverings that will increase your home’s value. Just as how a picture sells better in a frame, a home with stylish, upgraded window coverings can add value and interest.



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