4 Glass Updates to Make Before Selling Your Home
If you’re thinking of selling your home in the next few years, you might consider investing in renovations. Renovating your home can increase its likelihood to sell, and can even get you a higher sales price.
On average, 75% to 85% of what you spend on renovations will come right back to you through an increase in your home’s value. Your return can be even greater depending on your location, the current housing market, and the type of renovations you invest in. Plus, if you don’t plan to move quite yet, you can enjoy the renovations yourself in the meantime.
People often focus on basic renovations like walls and carpets. However, there is also enormous potential to improve your home with glass features. These features not only impress buyers with their beauty, but they can also save buyers money by protecting other features of the home. Here are a few examples of ways you can modernize your home with glass.
1. Bathtub Enclosures
First impressions are important, especially when it comes to your bathroom. Bathrooms, particularly the master bathroom, are among the first places potential buyers look.
You certainly don’t want any damage to your walls and floors to catch the eyes of potential buyers. Water escaping from your bathtub can cause expensive damage to the surrounding tile and grout. The area can become cracked, rusty, and discolored, and mold and mildew can even begin to grow there. However, a glass bathtub enclosure can keep the water inside the tub and thereby improve the condition of your tile and grout.
Plus, glass bathtub enclosures are about much more than functionality. The clarity of glass bathtub enclosures invites light into your bathroom and makes the space look more open, unlike an opaque shower curtain.
A glass bathtub enclosure can make a great impression in buyers’ minds and can make them more likely to make an offer on your home.
2. Storm Doors
Your front door might not provide the amount of protection it should, especially in the case of a storm. But purchasing a new door can be prohibitively expensive. A better option is to purchase a glass storm door.
Some of the many benefits of storm doors include:
- Protecting your door and home from wind and weather
- Improving your home’s insulation to lower utility bills
- Adding an extra barrier to prevent intruders
- Preventing insects from entering your home
A storm door may seem like a simple addition, but it’s among those features that persuade buyers to make the plunge. Storm doors can actually save homeowners money because they prevent potential damage to the front door and other areas of the home. That’s why a storm door increases the overall value of the home.
It’s often the simplest design elements that attract people who tour your home. Among those simple elements are mirrors. If you don’t have the funds for costly renovations, adding mirrors is an inexpensive way to update your home.
Adding mirrors also emphasizes the light and color in your home. Plus, mirrors have the advantage of making a small space seem larger.
Some great locations for mirrors include:
- Near the entryway
- In the master bedroom above the bed
- As a focal point in the living room
- Across from the dining room table
- In a narrow hallway
Just make sure the mirror’s location produces a pleasing reflection. For example, you might place the mirror across from a plant or a piece of artwork.
A potential buyer will notice right away if your windows are aged or ineffective. You may not get a good offer—or any offer at all—if buyers know they’ll soon need to replace the windows.
Signs that you need to replace your windows include:
- Broken glass
- Inability to open or close tightly
- Frequent condensation
- Outdated styles
Most windows last between ten and twenty years. If your windows have reached this age, it may be time to replace them.
Modern windows are more energy efficient, so they can save homeowners money on utility bills. For example, insulated glass stops air from escaping, keeping your home cool during the summer and warm during the winter. Buyers may pay more for a home with insulated glass and other contemporary windows.
It’s important to consult with a real estate agent to find out more about the condition of other homes in your area that were recently sold. A real estate agent can help you determine whether certain renovations are a worthwhile investment for you.
If you plan to renovate, consider glass. Glass renovations increase your home’s value and attract buyers more quickly. They can also add a unique touch to any room in your home. Talk to a window specialist about glass renovations that can enhance your home’s beauty.
For any kind of glass renovation, call the glass experts at Central Glass Company.