But Those Valances Were Expensive!
By Shar Sitter, Home Staging and Redesign Minneapolis/ St. Paul, M
(Rooms With Style)
I get that response many times when I recommend to clients that they take down the valances above windows when they are preparing to put their home up for sale.I understand they may have been expensive but many times that was 20-30 years ago so you have gotten your money's worth. Even if they were purchased more recently you can take them with you to your new home or leave them folded in a closet for the homeowner if they want to use themThe reason I make this recommendation is:1) Valances cut the ceiling height down.It chops the room off visually part way up the wall and the buyer's eye tends to stop right there.2) Valances shrink the window size.A large portion of a window is cut off because of a valance, sometimes 1/4 of the window on smaller windows. Buyers love large windows and l...