Your windows can be an asset when you’re trying to sell your house, especially with the right window dressings. Good window dressing should let in lots of light while also making your room look larger and airier overall. If you’re staging your house for buyers, these tips can help you choose the right window dressings for your home.
First thing’s first – start by cleaning your windows. Clean your windows inside and out to ensure that your windows will allow as much light as possible into your home. Take this time to assess the view out of your windows to be sure the view your buyers see is the view you want them to see. Trim back any overgrown shrubs outside the windows that might be blocking the view! Finally, check the window sills and window frames. Decide whether now is the time to repaint or clean your window frames, and if it is, get the job done.
Home-buyers like to see light-filled rooms. Hang sheer curtains to let light in while maintaining privacy, if it’s needed. Buy quality sheers that look and feel good. In most rooms, white or cream-colored sheers are best to let in the most light while providing some privacy.
Place the curtain rod high above the windows to add height and airiness to the room. How high? Don’t be afraid to take your rods up almost to the ceiling. If you’re nervous about this move and want some feedback from a friend or family member, ask someone to stand back while you hold the curtain rod up high over the windows just to get a second opinion.
Heavy drapes can make rooms look dark and moody, which is not what you want when you’re trying to sell a house. Remove any blackout curtains or heavy drapes and replace them with cottony curtains that allow sunlight to filter through.
You don’t have to replace your window treatments if you’re trying to stage your house, but you should at least wash them to ensure they’re as clean as possible. Take down your curtains to wash them in the washing machine, or vacuum them to get rid of the dust.
At Renewal by Andersen of Long Island, we can help you stage your home by installing new windows. Your new windows will improve your home’s value and make your home more desirable to buyers! Call Renewal by Andersen of Long Island at (866) 609-5033 or fill out the short form on this page to get started.