When it comes to increasing your home’s value, few things work harder than natural light. Just ask any realtor—no one wants to buy a dark dwelling! Here are five ways to get that airy, spacious feeling, and boost your home’s worth, to boot.
1. REPLACE, REPLACE, REPLACE.
One of the most important investments you can make in your home is replacing old, leaky windows with energy-efficient ones. On average, 30 percent of a house’s energy is lost through its windows. So not only will new ones beautify your home, but they’ll also help you save on heating and cooling bills all year long. Upgraded windows are also a sign to potential buyers of a well-cared-for home.
2. ADD TRIM.
Looking for an easy, cost-effective way to hike up your home’s value? Just add trim. Whether exterior windows and doors have old, decaying trim, or no trim at all, consider a low-maintenance material that will resist rot and insects. And choose your style wisely. You want a look that will fit with the architecture of the home, and also the neighborhood.
3. BRING IN A BAY.
Between their universal charm, and their additional square footage, bay windows are a fantastic way to increase the value of your home. Add a cozy window seat, highlight a chandelier, or simply let in the light!
4. PRIVACY, PLEASE.
Upgrade your bathroom windows with acrylic-block privacy windows, or add appropriately-sized sheer curtains to traditional windows to enjoy natural light while maintaining privacy. A custom-shaped version over the tub will wow future buyers, while maximizing light and modesty.
5. SPRUCE UP CEILINGS.
Accent ceilings as you would walls—with trims, paints and decorative finishes. Want to really raise the stakes? Add skylights in unexpected places, like stairwells and even the attic.
If you’re in the market for new windows, Champion can help. We custom design, build, install, and lifetime-guarantee† every window we offer. All Champion windows are Energy Star® rated—from our bay windows, to our casement windows, skylights and more—and they’ll keep your home comfortable and beautiful year-round.