It’s springtime again in Chicago! Not only does this mean the return of your favorite outdoor activities, but also a boom in real estate market activity. A lot of Chicago homeowners are in the process of putting their homes up for sale.
But before realtors can get really busy with sales, locals are first turning to home improvement contractors for help in increasing the value of their properties. Chicago contractors help them achieve this through their repair, remodeling, and restoration services. Pro home stager David Cieslak offers the following tips on home improvement:
Paint, paint, and re-paint.
“Every home I go into is getting walls painted. I paint over bright colors, pastels—especially anything peachy—and a lot of faux finishing. A freshly painted house with current, neutral colors will allow a buyer to move in, and not feel the need to paint right away.”
Style your home according to the season.
“It’s a good idea to update bedding, accent pieces, and throw pillows for the season. In spring and summer, I stage with brighter colors than in winter.”
Improving both the interior and exterior of your home is the key to closing a good sale. In fact, a home that has been given a second life through repairs and renovations could sell for up to twice its original value.
One important (but often overlooked) element in pre-sale home restoration is the roof. If your roof has been regularly inspected and maintained, it may only need a cleanup and minor repairs. But in places like Chicago where winters tend to get extreme, there is a high chance that your roof may need more attention. If you’re on the hunt for a Chicago roofing contractor, be sure to contact A+ Roofing, an established company with an outstanding reputation among local residential and commercial property owners.
A+ Roofing is a full-service general contractor and insurance restoration company serving all of Metro Chicago, southern Illinois and Greater Indianapolis. As a local contractor, they have a firsthand understanding of the roofing problems typical of Chicago homes and are therefore well placed to recommend solutions that will increase your home’s resale value. For topnotch Chicago roof repair services and more, get in touch with A+ Roofing today.
(Article Excerpt and Image from You How to Stage Your Home So It Sells for Mega Bucks, Chicago Magazine, April 2014)