When it comes time to sell, the kitchen is the most important room to stage in your home. Potential home buyers will want to view it void of unnecessary countertop appliances and clutter. By showcasing your kitchen in the best possible light, you can potentially sell your home faster and increase the closing price. Even in a slow real estate market, making your kitchen attractive to a buyer could make the difference.
A few quick tips to getting the kitchen ready:
- Keep it clean and free of clutter; removing excess items from the counters makes it look more spacious. Remove all the magnets and notes from the refrigerator.
- Make sure there is plenty of lighting. Replace any burnt out bulbs; add lighting if necessary.
- Update/remodel, if needed.
Typically, kitchen remodeling will give you one of the highest home remodeling returns, at about 80-100% return on your investment. There are major and minor kitchen remodeling projects to tackle. You can work on some minor functional items like installing a new sink and faucet or upgrading appliances, or you can get into a more major kitchen remodeling undertaking like backsplashes, flooring, and cabinetry. Start by setting a budget (be flexible) and know what kind of design and materials you want to work with. Price levels can fluctuate dramatically here. Then decide if you want to take it on yourself or get a professional contractor to help. The right team of contractors can really do the job well and increase the value, beauty and functionality of your home.
For more insight on kitchen remodeling, see the attached article: Double Take.
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