Ways Homeowners Increase Their Home’s Value

Increase your home's value with useful changes.

Ways Homeowners Increase Their Home’s Value

Install Energy Efficient Blinds and Shades

Is the hot Texas sun warming up your house? It may be time to upgrade to some energy efficient/insulated blinds or shades. As Mary of Window Fashions of Texas explains:

Interior plantation shuttes instantly add value to your home.“Energy efficient and insulated blinds not only keep your house warmer in the winter, but cooler in the summer.  By not installing energy efficient window treatments, you could be losing up to 50% of your home’s cooling and heating energy…directly through your windows.”

And plantation shutters are a classic design statement that instantly adds an air of sophistication to any home.

Upgrade Your Water Heater

Did you know that by installing a tankless water heater you can not only reduce your carbon footprint, but you can increase your home’s value?

Befor and after tankless water heaterIt’s true. However, if you prefer a tank with your water heater for storage, there are plenty of green water heater options that are both good for your monthly energy bill, as well as resale value if you decide to put your home up for sale in the future.  

Use Neutral Paint Colors

If you’re looking to do a little updating makeover to your home, what better way than to paint your home.  However, you’d be wise to stick with more neutral colors.  They not only show better to potential buyers, but they offer the potential so that the home is essentially move-in ready, not needing a paint job, and is widely acceptable in today’s market.

Install a Water Softener

It’s no secret that hard water is not attractive, especially in a new home.  Homeowners who have installed a water softener, both new and old, have expressed the satisfaction on numerous occasions from their systems.

water softnersBy installing a water softener, you not only cut your home operating costs, you put up a great defense against hard water attacks on your dishwasher, washer, clothes, tub, shower, sinks, toilets, pipes, and water heater…amongst other appliances and everyday household items that come in contact with water. Contact the folks at On Time Elmer Plumbing to get started on some of these projects today.