Kitchens Sell Homes – or NOT!

kitchenIf you are planning on selling your home, don’t overlook the condition of your kitchen. listed “7 Signs Your Kitchen Is Way Overdue for a Renovation,” in which they advised:

“Dated kitchens – just like bathrooms – are a major barrier for resale. Buyers want modern amenities and styling, and most aren’t interested in renovating post-purchase.”

Kitchen remodels can be pricey, with many complete remodels costing $20,000 or more. But not every kitchen needs a full remodel. There are smaller projects that will help buyers see themselves cooking and entertaining in your home!

Here are a couple of DIY project ideas that could increase your homes’s value:

  • If your cabinets in good shape but need an update, a fresh coat of paint and some updated hardware will instantly freshen up the space and drastically change the feel of the room..
  • A new backsplash updates the space and adds style.
  • If your kitchen is dark, consider adding LED under cabinet lighting.
  • De-clutter countertops by removing cookie jars, small appliances, coffee makers, etc.

If you do a full remodel of your outdated kitchen, you can expect a 67% return on a $30,000 upgrade (the national median cost).

Real Estate Bottom Line

Kitchens and bathrooms are often make or break items for buyers when looking at home or searching through photo galleries online. Let’s get together so I can help identify which small projects could pay off big for you!

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