Increasing the Value of Your Home
Although interest rates are rising, the Atlanta housing situation is still very much a seller’s market. If you intend to put your home up for sale – or thinking about it – it’s time to consider how you can stand out and increase the value of your home.
With that in mind, one of the most eye-catching, tangible, and yet simple improvements you can make involves glass. A few touches of glass can turn your home into something that no potential buyer will forget – while also adding substantial worth to your property. After years of seeing just what glass can do, we understand the designs and materials needed to create the perfect look. In fact, Drexler professionals are always happy to provide you with successful ideas. We will also work with your designer or contractor to make sure you get exactly what you need.
But what of those concepts and styles? And how does glass make all the difference to a potential buyer – while also increasing the value of your home? Let’s look a little deeper and find out.
Designers and architects are continually seeking innovative ways to improve flow and increase the perception of space. Removing unnecessary walls and enlarging windows and doorways appears to be a trend that is here to stay. Space and flow have a direct correlation with the value of a home, and glass has become an essential element in many of these design improvements. Glass can be used in railings and walls to eliminate barriers and increase outside light presence. Mirrors can also create the illusion of added depth to any room. And glass shelves and cabinet doors, in combination with overhead lighting, can add a whole new dimension to a niche or bar area.
In fact, with glass, the possibilities for adding value to your home are endless. It is also a virtually maintenance free building material, which means that your investment today will require fewer headaches down the road. For instance, a back-painted, glass kitchen backsplash creates a clean pop of color – and also increases hygiene, as there are no grout or porous surfaces to catch food particles (like bubbling pasta sauce!). That means that a periodic cleaning is all that is required to make a glass backsplash look as new as the day it was installed.
Light, scale, balance – these are just a few of the key components that must come together to create a successful interior design. And well-designed spaces add value to a home. Mirrors, depending on how they are used, can enhance or detract from good designs. At Drexler, our designers have the experience to help you understand how to use mirrors, and more importantly, how not to. We can recommend sizes that enhance your spaces to increase the value of your home.
Glass can also free you from clutter. Tired of busy “pickets” on your interior or exterior railings? A frameless glass railing with no vertical posts is the answer. And our claddings and cap rails come in a variety of colors and finishes to match your modern or traditional vibe.
When it comes to the bathroom, glass provides endless opportunity for enhancement. One of the easiest ways to improve your bathroom space is to replace your flimsy, aluminum-framed shower enclosure with a frameless shower enclosure.
According to real estate agents, one of the easiest and most cost-efficient things you can do to add value to your home is to replace your dated framed shower door with a new frameless enclosure and hardware. Frameless enclosures create the perception of space and light and are easier to clean and maintain.
No matter where your look, glass offers an impressive and valuable upgrade option for any living space. So, if you’re thinking about how to make your home stand out to potential buyers or increase your selling price, it is certainly worth considering what glass can do for you.
To learn more about our approach and understanding of how glass can increase the value of your home, contact us. Or visit the Drexler showroom today and let one of our helpful designers show you what we have to offer and walk you through the process. We’re here to help!