Home value – two little words that carry a lot of weight. Whether you’re adding curb appeal to your home for potential home-buyers or simply giving your home a face-lift, every homeowner looks for ways they can cost effectively add value to their home. One of the best ways you can get that added home value and give it an instant face-lift is by adding vinyl shutters. And you’re in luck, we have the inside scoop you’ll want to read before you even get started!
Did you know vinyl shutters not only add value to your home, but are affordable and durable too! They are a fantastic upgrade to your home with low maintenance and offer a great return on investment when it’s time to sell! What’s not to love about them?
But, there are a few things to consider before heading out to Home Depot.
Location, Location, Location
Since your vinyl shutters will be used for adding a distinct visual effect, it’s important to understand the style of your home, as well as the size of the windows and walls that will be impacted by their addition. So ask yourselves, is there enough space around your windows to accommodate for those dream shutters? The last thing you want to do is spend time and money on something that turns your home into the laughing stock of your neighborhood.
Your home is valuable and it’s worth the time and expense to add these great finishing touches, but they should be done so with an eye for detail and design
Well placed shutters will focus the eye on the most interesting aspects of your home. What do you want others to notice about your home? The grand front entrance, the sweeping master suite, or your lack of depth perception when installing shutters that are clearly two sizes too big for the space? You probably didn’t think about that dilemma, huh?
You Say Black, She Says Brown…
Equally important as the size is the colors you choose. It’s ok to be choosy about the colors you pick. You’re looking for a color that compliments your existing color scheme, but also one that will make your shutters noticeable from the curb.
Think of these shutters like eye-liner for your windows. They are meant to accentuate what’s already there. If your trim is white and your house is blue – pick a complementing accent color and run with it!
Vinyl shutters come in a mass amount of colors, so your options are nearly endless! I’m sure you and your choosy spouse can find at least one color to agree on!
One More Thing to Consider
Vinyl shutters only add value when they are well taken care of. What I mean is, they should be cleaned or power-washed regularly. Don’t let the unsightly mold and moss make your shutters look like a mistake! Clean shutters keep your home looking fresh!
~ Premeditated Excellence