Updating Window Coverings to Maximize a Home’s Market Value

Are you starting to feel the squeeze at home? Even if you love your house, with too much clutter and diminished personal space you may find yourself becoming more and more impatient with its shortcomings. How do you know when it’s time to move? Here are some signs that you truly need a new home with more space and not just better organization:
  • New family members–babies or move-in relatives
  • Not enough bedrooms when sharing no longer works (kids grow up and want more privacy)
  • Too crowded to entertain; “standing room only” is impractical and uncomfortable
  • Not enough storage for life’s treasures; you’re paying for rented storage space
  • Bathroom congestion causes stress and being late to work and school
  • Kitchen/ family room/ backyard are too small for your family’s needs
  • You dream about a home office, not just a computer on the dining room table


Classically sleek faux wood blinds provide light and privacy control in any room

So, the move is on and you need to get your house ready to sell. Hot spots in the housing market are updated kitchens, quality flooring, closet/storage organization systems, modern bathrooms and impressive windows.

Budget Blinds® knows the real value that stylish, attractive window coverings can add to a home in today’s market. Custom window treatments give any home an immediate refresh. Partnering with HGTV’s top home improvement series, Buying and Selling with the Property Brothers, Budget Blinds helps 10 families make the move this season by installing new faux wood blinds and drapes as part of the renovations.

“That’s Where We Come In”
“Everyone wants to sell their home for top dollar so they can afford that perfect family home, so that’s where we come in.” –Drew Scott

Jonathan and Drew Scott, the Property Brothers, are the perfect team. Jonathan is the contractor, and while he’s knocking down walls and laying new flooring, realtor Drew manages the selling and buying for both the existing and the new home. Convincing the homeowner to spend money to get their home “top dollar market ready” can sometimes be challenging. Homeowners are generally shocked at their home’s “as-is” market value, and Drew emphasizes the necessity of renovation and artistic staging for a quick sale, “I wish buyers had imagination coming into a space… but we have to paint the picture for them.”

Once everyone is on board to spend a little to get a whole lot back, it takes about two weeks to get the house on the market and another week to sell. For homeowners who listed on their own and have been an unsuccessful month after month, it’s an exhilarating high to post the SOLD sign and finally start packing!

Beauty and Value Attract Buyers
Eric and Misty are no strangers to renovations, and Eric’s DIY tendencies have left their home with half-finished projects everywhere. With three girls and another on the way, they need a much larger home, but this one will not sell as it is now. Jonathan has a huge task finishing all the renovations and updating the house while Drew takes Eric and Misty through the process of agreeing on priorities and finding a property that they both love. Budget Blinds transformed the kitchen and master bedroom by installing chic window coverings. Faux wood blinds gave the kitchen a fresh, contemporary look, and the master bedroom became an elegant, restful haven with floor-length coordinating drapes layered over faux wood blinds in Milk White. See the total renovation on Pinterest by clicking here.

Newlyweds Chris and Mayra need a larger home for their blended family. In addition to plenty of shared family space, both kids and adults want some personal space: Chris wants a man cave, Mayra wants a tranquil retreat and the boys want a big yard. Already on the market, the house is not getting any nibbles so Jonathan goes to work obliterating the bachelor-pad ambiance and turning it into a desirable family home. Budget Blinds coordinated the dining room and living room with faux wood blinds and trendy, floor-length sheer champagne drapery panels on all four windows. Kitchen and bathroom windows received a clean new look with moisture-resistant faux wood blinds. See the complete renovation on Pinterest by clicking here.

The added value of the new window coverings helped pave the way to quick sales for these two families. Alex Cobb, franchise owner of Budget Blinds serving Woodstock, measured and installed the window treatments provided by Springs Window Fashions, a long-time vendor partner of Budget Blinds. The beautiful decorative metal drapery hardware was from our Aria™ collection was provided by Rowley.

If you’d like a “new home feel” without the hassle and expense of moving, Budget Blinds can certainly help! With over 20 years’ experience and unlimited design possibilities, if you can imagine it, we can create the perfect custom window coverings to take your windows from mediocre to marvelous! Options include:

Call (866) 879-9730 today to schedule a free, in-home consultation or go online at www.budgetblinds.com to find a Style Consultant near you. Make your house feel more like home; you deserve it!

Check your local TV listings for Buying and Selling with the Property Brothers so you don’t miss a minute of the fun, and you’ll pick up some fashion-forward decorating tips as well.