3 Reasons Why Your Staged Home Absolutely Needs Window Treatments
We often hear the question: “why does your staged home absolutely need window treatments?” Believe it or not, homeowners often ignore window treatments when prepping their homes for sale. Not all window treatments will add value to your home. For instance, inexpensive plastic window blinds you purchase at the local hardware store won’t add any value. However, the cost is not the only factor. Expensive window treatments may not add value if:
- They are damaged or discolored.
- They are not the correct size – draperies need to be no more than 1/2″ off the floor.
- They are falling down
- They are “ugly.”
- They don’t serve any purpose.
Because the look window treatments give to a home impacts the buyer’s opinion of the home, we have compiled some tips to consider when selling your home to enhance its appeal and selling price.
1. Raise the Roof without Construction Costs
When a buyer first views your home, they will take in custom additions they won’t have to make themselves if they purchase your property. For example, when you place wooden blinds, custom shutters, or ornate curtain rods – all permanent fixtures that go with the home – in your primary windows, buyers immediately see the value that you’ve put into the windows since they won’t have to buy these treatments themselves. Additionally, these window treatments can raise the visual height of your home, making it look more spacious and expensive.
2. Soften the Space with Thoughtful Treatments
A sheer panel is a curtain made of light, semi-transparent fabric. It offers a little bit of privacy and diffuses some light. And from a design standpoint, it acts to soften a window. This window treatment is best for living spaces where you aren’t concerned about privacy. These sheer panels can be pretty inexpensive to add to your home. They are perfect for softening rooms with many hard surfaces and help your home feel more welcoming and inviting.
3. Amplify the Asking Price with a Luxurious Look
We feel your pain if your home does not have big, welcoming windows. But we can help you give the illusion at least that your windows are more prominent than they really are. Follow these design tricks, such as strategically placed curtain rods, layered curtains and shades, and vertical patterned fabric, which can make your home look more luxurious while adding to its asking price.
Hopefully in this article we have addressed why your staged home absolutely needs window treatments. Window treatments can influence a buyer’s impression of your home. We proudly offer a full selection of drapery fabric and hardware, blinds, shades, and shutters, all of which will elevate the look of your home and the asking price.
If you’re ready to prepare your home — inside and out — for its most profitable sale, let’s talk!
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