Whether you want to sell your home soon or not, you can do things today that boost its value. If you think about appliances, wood flooring, or a certain type of carpet when you think about effective home improvements, we want you to consider adding window treatments to that list. Though window treatments won’t increase your home’s value as much as updated cabinetry, they can be the one touch a prospective buyer needs to make an offer. Even more than that, high-quality window treatments will improve your own time in your home. When you find window coverings that truly match your home’s personality, the impact is profound – and worth the investment.


Drapery treatments are not nearly as big a deal as they used to be. We’ve noticed that people want to replace older, ornate draperies with more modern styles. Whether a home has old styles or not, it’s pretty typical for the draperies to suit the tastes of the previous owner, and they are quickly replaced by the new inhabitants. As a result, drapery really isn’t effective when you’re trying to boost the value of your home. You can’t predict what the future owners of your home will want, so buy drapes to make yourself happy or invest in a different type of window treatment for your home’s value.

The verdict: Drapes are not worth investing in if your mission is to boost your home’s value

Blinds and Shades

These window treatments can be difficult to pin down. They come in simple, cheap versions and extravagant, expensive versions. Generally, custom wooden blinds and motorized blinds are the most expensive. At the end of the day, blinds just don’t last very long, and their concept are so simple, they mostly just excel at getting the job done. Because they last about five to seven years, they won’t significantly boost the value of your home.

The verdict: Blinds bring more value than drapes, but it’s not too much.

Plantation Shutters

These shutters completely transform a home, and because they last so long, they they can be a major selling point. They are more durable than other types of window treatments and are usually covered by lifetime warranties. Best of all, they are often custom-made, which means they provide one-of-a-kind impact and incredible value. You’ll enjoy them while you live in your home, and you’ll love the market popularity they give your home.

The verdict: Plantation shutters deliver the best value boost of any type of window treatment.

shutterimgblogIf it’s time to replace your window treatments, turn to Arjay’s. Our team of designers is passionate about providing window covering solutions that fit any budget and provide a level of excellence we would want in our own homes. We know what it takes to provide value-changing window treatments, and we love working closely with our clients to create the perfect look for their homes. We invite you to check out our gallery of previous projects and see just what we can do. We are here to surpass your expectations!

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