When you want to sell your home, you are probably prepared to make small or even major changes to improve the value of the home. There are many areas of a home that you may want to update and change to help improve your home’s value and to lure in buyers. When you need to improve your home, one area that can always use improving is the kitchen. It is said the kitchen is the heart of every home, and many buyers will want to see the kitchen first. If you are preparing your home for sale, Straight Up Remodeling will share how you can improve your kitchen that will help draw in buyers.
What Color Kitchen Cabinets are Best for Resale?
You can improve the look and function of any kitchen when updating your kitchen cabinets. If you don’t want to invest in cabinet replacement, consider resurfacing for a more modern look. The current trend in kitchen cabinets are painted white or gray colored cabinets. Simply by refinishing your kitchen cabinets, you will make your kitchen look more modern and is the trend buyers want. However, even though you can paint your cabinets, which would be fast and cheaper, you may want to consider replacing your cabinets instead. Today we have improved the function of the kitchen with modern semi-custom cabinet designs. You can redo the cabinets and add hidden spice racks, pot and pan drawers and more. There are a ton of new cabinet systems that organizes and improves the kitchen. By updating the look and function of the cabinets, the kitchen’s value and appeal will increase. When updating your cabinets do not forget about the hardware. New hardware can make old cabinets look new.
What Countertops Add to Home Value?
Do you have tile countertops? Tile is great and is still used today, but buyers often want solid countertops and most often granite. It can be hard to know what types of material a buyer will want, but most want a solid or smooth countertop that is beautiful and easy to take care of. There are many different materials you can use to replace your countertops. New countertops is another great way to make your kitchen more impressive. Along with new countertops, if possible, look for ways to extend your countertop surface. Kitchens with small countertops are not super appealing to buyers. They want room to cook on and room for some appliances. If you happen to have a small kitchen, consider remodeling the kitchen to increase its space. Consider adding a kitchen island or extending out the countertops if possible.
Does Kitchen Lighting Increase Home Value?
Depending on the layout of the home, some kitchens can be rather dark. The interior lighting simply doesn’t cut it, and you may not have natural light. If this is the case for your kitchen, consider looking for ways to bring in more light. You could redesign your kitchen lighting. You may want to add cabinet lights or recessed lighting. To bring in more natural light consider replacing windows or installing bigger windows. Another great way to bring warmth and light to a kitchen is by adding skylights.
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These are a few way you can remodel your kitchen to appeal to the buyer’s market. If you need help preparing your home for sale, or you need a quality remodeling service, contact Straight Up Remodeling today.