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5 Ways to Improve the Value of Your Home

Many homeowners want to increase the value of their homes, especially if they want to put them on the market. There are various ways to increase that value, even if you aren't ready for a kitchen or bathroom makeover. While those two upgrades are the greatest value-raisers, there are other ways to increase your home's value without a big remodel. Let's look at five of them.

  1. Put on a new garage door. Putting on a new garage door is one thing many people don't automatically think of to improve things around their homes. Garage doors take a lot of wear and tear and aren't usually on the top of the to-do list unless they stop functioning. However, replacing your garage door increases the home's curb appeal and value. In addition, garage door updates can add color and interest to the home's exterior.
  2. Increase the energy efficiency of your home. Saving energy hits two big goals in raising the value of your home because it saves money and is environmentally friendly. If you can find ways to make your home MORE ENERGY EFFICIENT, it's all beneficial, even if you have an upfront investment. Do your research and find things that have been found effective through testing and empirical evidence.

How to Increase Energy Efficiency

Some ways to increase energy efficiency include adding smart components to control room temperature and electric light usage. Another great upgrade is installing new windows with a higher degree of energy saving. Once the windows are in, choose window treatments that allow or prevent entering light or provide a temperature barrier. To help you decide what type of window coverings will work best for your situation, contact your knowledgeable and proficient experts at Southwest Blinds & Shutters.

  1. Refresh the finishes in your home. We often think of bigger home improvements and overlook the easier, minor changes that can make a significant difference. Think about things like painting interior walls with neutral colors and accenting with window coverings. Consider the ambiance you’re trying to create in your home. Sheer shades diffuse light and create an elegant feel to any room.
  2. Don't forget about the exterior of your home. Keep your lawn and landscaping neat and maintained. Install beautiful backdoors and add some outdoor shades to protect you from that summer heat. Blow people away the minute they see your home and entice them to walk through the threshold of the place you call home.
  3. Minimize your ability to create messy spaces. We’ve all seen the unpleasant aesthetic of bunched-up blinds because we’ve struggled one too many times or walked into a cluttered room. Add beautiful cabinetry for an abundance of storage options and due away with the hassle of cords by upgrading to motorized window treatments.

Professional Window Treatments Add Home Value

Whether you are getting ready to sell or simply want to spruce things up, you'll be surprised how these upgrades and changes add to the value of your family's home. Southwest Blinds and Shutters serves cities in Arizona, Utah, and Nevada and we’re here to help you find the perfect window treatments that align with your style and environment. Contact us for a free in-home consultation, and let's start improving your home's value today.

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  • We are extremely pleased with our whole experience with this company. From sales to installation, everyone we dealt with was courteous and professional. They delivered exactly as promised from the quote, to the installation and did a great job! The shutters took our house from beautiful to stunning! Highly recommend this company!
    Jodi R.
  • Blinds look awesome! The install was quick and lacked any drama. Just like I want. :-) We will definitely be buying from them again once we redo a couple areas in the house first.
    Mike M.
  • The entire experience was excellent. We had roller shades installed throughout our home. The online notification system after your order is great. We received regular email updates regarding the status of the fabrication of our order, delivery, and installation.
    Kevin S.
  • Southwest Blinds was wonderful to work with. The communication was excellent. All the employees from sales to the installers were professional and kind. Answered all our questions. I highly recommend them.
    Kathy P.
  • Southwest Blinds and Shutters provided a remarkable product for a great value! We are extremely pleased with the job done. James is a true professional who stands behind his company on all levels. We would highly recommend Southwest Blinds & Shutters and are looking forward to having the rest of our windows done with them.
    Elaine M.
  • Fast and professional. Super efficient and detail-oriented. Very pleased with the service they provided. Don’t hesitate to schedule them for your blind and shutter needs.
    Daniel G.
  • They did a great job installing my shutters. Very polite and went the extra mile to do some minor adjustments that I requested. He identified a couple of things that were incorrect on my order and made sure new items were ordered. He came back to reinstall the corrected pieces and did a great job.
    Mary B.
  • The technician who measured our windows and eventually installed them did a professional job and was done very quickly. Got our rebate form promptly and would do business again if we are ever in need.
    Nathan T.
  • James was doing a job across the street and we asked him to come over for an estimate. We hired on the spot and were genuinely pleased with the quality and service we received. He worked fast and clean and on time. Very pleased with the outcome.
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