Here’s How the Right Window Treatments Can Increase Your Home Value

Can window treatments increase your home’s value? If you get the right ones, the answer is unequivocally “yes.” Whether you choose the right custom shades, draperies, blinds or other window coverings, you’re more likely to attract interested buyers—who will be willing to pay more, to boot. While window coverings on their own are not going to add significant resale value to your home, they are part of the overall package.

Here’s how window treatments can improve your home value, and how to choose the right ones for your purposes:

  • Aesthetic value: When you present your home to potential buyers, the last thing you want to do is show them old, dingy curtains or bent blinds. Taking the opportunity to refresh your window treatments ensures you’ll have a beautiful, cohesive look throughout your home. You want the buyer to look around and picture themselves living in the home—not making a mental list of everything they’ll have to fix before they move in. The right window treatments contribute to your home’s overall aesthetic value.
  • Improved energy efficiency: Green living is more important than ever, both for environmental purposes and for saving money on energy costs. Living in Texas can mean hot temperatures, especially in the summer. About 75 percent of the sunlight that comes in through your windows is converted to heat. To keep your home cool in the summertime, invest in shades that block out as much light as possible. In the winter, if you turn on your heater, you can expect to lose 30 percent of your home’s heat through the windows. Great window treatments can also mitigate this issue by adding another layer of insulation to prevent heat transfer.
  • Custom fit and details: Finally, when you get high-quality window treatments, you can make sure they’re custom fitted to your windows, with plenty of small details that will capture a buyer’s interest. Buyers notice when you’ve taken the time to invest in quality, which can make them feel more confident that the rest of the house has been treated with the same level of care.

Choosing the right window treatments

When deciding what kind of window treatments you want for your home, think about your main goals. Do you want the windows to be a focal point of the room in order to show off a spectacular view? Are you more interested in energy efficiency? Do you want the window treatments to recede into the background, so the eye is drawn to other parts of your living space? Once you have your general goals in mind, you can work with custom drapery specialists to create the exact look you want.

The right window treatment can improve your home’s value, so make sure you work with local experts. The team at Eastcreek Designs, L.L.C. is happy to help. Call us today to set up an appointment, to get a quote or to learn more about our services. We look forward to helping you transform your home and increase its value.