4 Surprising Upgrades that Leverage Your Home’s Value

The Bay Area’s housing market continues to heat up like Summer temperatures and prudent homeowners are jumping on the most lucrative home improvement projects that are sure to maximize  their selling price when trigger pulling time comes.  The trick is choosing the upgrade that most leverages your final home sale price. Hint: It’s not always expenditure dependent.

den area's new Hunter Douglas window shades upgrade home's value

  • Window Coverings Interior Lighting can have a huge impact on how your home is perceived…and window treatments offer tremendous control as to how light enters your home.  the Positive elements or negative ones are accentuated depending on how light flow is managed.  Sunlight is warm and welcoming, but without ultraviolet protection, over time it can fade and damage a room’s furnishings and décor. Hunter Douglas’s line of products offers ultraviolet protection to help counter the sun’s harmful effects. Their Pirouette window shadings are designed with soft, horizontal fabric vanes attached to a single sheer backing. This innovation allows natural light into your room and it also lets you control the light in an entirely new way.
  • Landscape Architecture –  Regardless of whether you’re planning to sell your home soon… consider landscaping improvements as an investment that offers valuable curb appeal now…and will likely provide a future return in the event of future sale.  Planting a tree is not only more aesthetic…it can also help to save energy. Choose a leaf shedding tree that will provide shade from the summer sun, but will let light in during the winter months to maximize solar warmth and light.
  • Smart Home Technology – Smart homes appeal to buyers because they offer elements that make life easier.  The new Hunter Douglas PowerView motorized operating system lets you customize the perfect combination of light, privacy and warming, keeping your home perfectly in sync with the time of day and your mood. The PowerView Pebble Remote allows you to control exactly how light will play throughout your home from the palm of your hand.

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