Windows are so often overlooked when doing cosmetic fixes on your home before attempting to sell yet they are so important and give your home a fresh, looked after appeal that makes a big difference for first impressions to a home buyer.
Repairing windows is a relatively simple exercise be they wood or steel frame windows. It is often a simple case of giving the windows and the paintwork a good clean that can make all the difference. If your home has windows and frames that in disrepair or look like they need replacing this is a negative factor when prospective buyers view your home. Their first impression will be that they need to spend money on the home to replace or repair windows and even if they make an offer, will factor in an amount for what they feel needs to be spent getting the window frames replaced or repaired.
- Go around your house and count how many broken or cracked panes of glass need replacing.
- Take a good look at the colour of the paint and ask yourself honestly if the window frames make the home attractive. If you need to repaint to enhance the visual appeal of your home, do it, it takes very little paint and can make a huge difference to the appeal of your home.
- If you are happy with the colour check for dust that is causing the colour to appear dull. Clean the windows and frames, they should sparkle, be bright and inviting.
- By adding inexpensive shutters in complimentary colours, you can change the entire appearance of your home, consider this if you have a style of home that lends towrads using shutters.
- 90% of all window and window frames need a very good clean to bring out their shine which can be simply achieved with dish washing liquid and a cloth. Do one window and you will notice the difference.
- The next thing to do is to thoroughly the window sills both inside and outside and paint if necessary.
Windows and window frames can be effectively repaired at very little cost as with doors and door frames. They are focal points of your home and should be treated as such.
Home styling has been shown to add as much as 20% to initial offers on homes that have battled to sell.