What Is an Inexpensive Way to Add Lasting Value to My Home?
If you have lived in southern Nevada through the heat of just one summer, you probably heard that adding a swimming pool to your home does little to increase its value. Installing a decent pool costs upward of $25,000, and that’s if there is relatively easy access with no walls or trees impairing its location.
We’ll hear horror stories about people hitting cliche clay while digging out the holes for their pools. They’ll tell you the only thing harder than cliche is diamonds. The related tales are as involved as NASA moon shots and just as expensive! And when the deed gets done and the pool is installed, people discover they never recover their investment.
While swimming pools are enjoyable, they are a zero-sum game. The pool installer makes money, and the new owner loses the amount paid. The gain on one side is equal to the loss on the other side.
Homeowners who install pools watch their appraised tax value go up, but their real estate comp value stays the same.
Wouldn’t you prefer to be in a win-win game where someone makes money installing something in your home and you make money because the installation actually increases your home’s value?
Sure you would, and that’s why Plantation Shutters from Best Buy Shutters make perfect sense!
Plantation Shutters Add Lasting Value to Your Home
When home buyers or someone thinking about selling their home walks into identical homes available on the market, one with quality window coverings and the other with bare windows, you know which gets the nod of approval. Even with the higher list price. People intrinsically understand the value of quality window coverings. And they appreciate the hassle-free side of getting into a home that already has them.
Plantation Shutters add long term value and they are easy to maintain. And the nice thing is you don’t have to buy and eat the whole dinosaur all at once. If you prefer, with Plantation Shutters you can invest in your home one room at a time. The initial cost does not have to break your back like installing outdoor barbecues, pergolas, landscaping, or pools.
Think of Plantation Shutters by Best Buy Shutters as quality crafted furniture mounted directly to your walls. They are meant to be permanent fixtures. Quality furniture fixtures if you will. That’s why we recommend consultation with our specialists to carefully think out whether it is best to design highly customized shutters that tightly conform to the room’s current furnishings and décor or whether to come up with more universally adaptable concepts.
Either way, we will help you accentuate and enhance your rooms.
What Are the Benefits of Plantation Shutters?
Plantation Shutter window treatments offer lots of advantages.
- They can be made from a variety of materials. Pick the one you prefer.
- They can be stained, painted, or colored to match virtually any décor, wall paint, or preferred ambiance.
- They are completely customizable to virtually any window size and shape, including doors.
- They are durable and withstand time and the elements.
- They require no maintenance and are easy to clean.
- They are trendy and add a luxurious flare to your home.
Which Is Better, Plantation Shutters or Blinds?
The short answer is it depends on what you are looking to accomplish. Blinds get windows covered relatively inexpensively. While blinds merely cover windows, shutters encase them.
Shutters are trendy and fashionable. Blinds are adequate for certain situations, but they have drawbacks.
They are not as durable as shutters. I’m sure you’ve experienced bent or broken slats, torn pull-strings, malfunctioning pulleys, and mechanism failures. Some years ago, blinds took on a black eye with the publication of stories about freak accidents occurring. Plantation Shutters avoid these pitfalls.
Besides Adding Value to Your Home, Plantation Shutters Save Money!
People who install Plantation Shutters are happy to report their utility bills go down. You see, Plantation Shutters offer a higher degree of insulation than average blinds and certainly more than bare windows. Shutters are thicker, sturdier, and denser which means during the summer you get better insulation against high outdoor heat.
Conversely, they keep your cool room air in. And of course, during the winter they keep hot air in and the cold air out.
Best Buy Shutters Is the Best Place to Get Plantation Shutters
There are plenty of places to stop and shop for shutters, from online to big box stores, so why should you choose Best Buy Shutters? Because you get more than you pay for elsewhere.
Best Buy Shutters has been in business in Las Vegas for years and served thousands of satisfied customers.
Best Buy Shutters manufactures and builds your Plantation Shutters locally, right here in town at our very own factory. That means you get front line service for consultation and design, as well as selection, manufacturing, and installation.
You don’t pay for added shipping and you don’t wait to receive your product because ships go sideways in the Suez Canal, snowstorms hit southern Texas, or foreign suppliers glitch
. And God forbid you have a problem, we solve it for you while big box stores forget you exist. Our installers are our employees, not independent contractors.
Best Buy Shutters is with you every step of the way, from our store to the windows beyond your front door. What other companies regard as “acceptable service” is failure. Our daily goal is to perform beyond your expectations. Quality, Selection, and Service should not cost more and at Best Buy Shutters they don’t.
Las Vegas Homes All Look Alike
Tract homes and housing developments across Southern Nevada look an awful lot alike. Tile roofs, stucco exteriors, postage stamp rock yards with cinder block walls between them, row after row; neighborhood after neighborhood for as far as the eye can see.
Make your House Look Different
Nevertheless, you can make your home stand out in both curb appeal and interior ambiance! Your home can be delightfully different. You can do it affordably, relatively quickly, and with no big disruption to your home life. Construction crews won’t tear things up for a long time and make a lot of dust and noise. The solution? Simply install Plantation Shutters.
Adding Plantation Shutters is an economical way to upgrade and update your home without doing a major renovation or replacing furniture or redecorating. And not only do they add a nice touch to the inside of your home, but you can see them from the outside at the street too.
Plantation Shutters Do More
Plantation shutters add elements of style, glamor, and elegance to any home. Whether you choose to install them flush against the wall, box them out around your windows, or picture frame them; shutters always make a statement. People notice them when they walk into your house.
- They insulate so they lower heating and cooling bills while conserving the planet and reducing greenhouse gasses and carbon footprint.
- They ensure privacy and add to security.
- Shutters also block noise more effectively.
- Plantation Shutters allow you to control incoming light and heat in a way superior to that of blinds and shades.
- Don’t forget they can cover almost any shape and style of windows.
And most importantly, shutters increase home value.
Plantation Shutters Are Permanent Fixtures
Plantation shutters increase the value of homes. That’s because they are permanent fixtures. When people move out, they may be tempted to take blinds, shades, and drapes with them; however, it’s highly unlikely they’ll take shutters.
Plantation Shutters Are Tie Breakers
When people walk into two empty and barren homes: one hung with blinds and the other with plantation shutters, it never fails that folks prefer the home with shutters. Plantation shutters give homes a more secure and snug feeling. That’s because they are more secure and snug. Especially the ones crafted by Best Buy Shutters. Ongoing research and improvements make Best Buy Shutters the tightest closing shutters you can get in the business.
Plantation Shutters Add to your Home’s Appraised Value
At the lowest end of the spectrum the typical home appraiser credits a shutter cover over each window at a value of $175. Custom crafted louvers or shutters on higher arched or circular windows add even more value. The average two-story, three-bedroom house in the greater Las Vegas area has 12 windows.
So, you can figure at the very least Plantation Shutters add about $2,000 of value. Should a unit have glass doors or perhaps French doors on the master bedroom or out to the patio, you can easily add another $500 – $600 each, making the total value between $3,000 and $4,000. That’s a nice little investment in your home that makes a significant difference in the living quality.
Customization Adds Value
Now, if you’re designing custom Plantation Shutters for your home, there are a lot of things that will increase value that you can take into consideration: plantation shutters cost, materials used in construction, slat sizes, custom colors, high gloss or matte finishes, hidden rods as opposed to the ones typically visible on the front of louvers, framing accents, and ancillary hardware.
Most credible shutter companies offer samples. Here at Best Buy Shutters, we’ll have our design consultants schedule a convenient in-home appointment and bring samples of every sort to you for FREE.
Best Buy Shutters Is Your Best Choice
We’re convinced that you will find our high value, low maintenance Plantation Shutters a terrific choice for holding up in our hot desert climate and searing direct sunlight. And you’ll find they work nicely even in humid areas like bathrooms and laundry rooms.
Shutters outlast blinds and shades, and if you ever have an issue with our shutters, we manufacture and are located right here in Las Vegas. You can always reach us. Best Buy Shutters, your best choice for Plantation Shutters!