The heart and epicenter of a home, the kitchen can make or break the sale of a house. Buyers will often cut down the asking price for a kitchen that is not updated with the latest in kitchen trends. It is well worth your time to consider these updates to make sure your kitchen is up to date and competitive in the market. Remember to keep in mind you are not creating your dream kitchen so you don’t want to over-personalize; keep everything neutral and on trend to appeal to the variety of potential buyers that will be viewing the home. Buyers will be willing to pay more for your home when you advertise it has a brand-new kitchen.
Out With The Old In With The New
Homebuyers are looking for appliances that are modern and feature innovative technology. This means opting for stainless steel appliances of higher quality rather than professional-grade models. Consider energy-efficient appliances, you’ll make your kitchen more appealing to energy-conscious buyers. Prospective buyers don’t want major appliances to be more than three years old. If your appliances are generally up to date but don’t match, order new doors or face panels for them.
Give Your Cabinets a Facelift
Your cabinetry can set the tone for the entire kitchen. Renew cabinets in a neutral-color paint: so you can present buyers with a blank canvas where they can start envisioning their own style. Even small details like updating cabinet pulls and knobs can make a difference.
Let There be Lighting
Go through you kitchen and update old lighting fixtures with brighter, more energy-efficient ones. Choose current and attractive light fixtures which will give your home an updated and modern appearance. Lighting, such as under-cabinet fixtures, will add ambiance and show off materials in the kitchen.
Increase Your Kitchen’s Amenities
Stay competitive by increasing convenient items to impress homebuyers. If there’s one thing a buyer could always use more of, it’s storage and organization. Go for extra drawers, a pull-out pantry and plumbing fixture collections offering matching faucet, control, and sink sprayer.
Create More Space
If your kitchen is smaller than you’d like it to be, look for a way to enlarge the space like adding a breakfast bay. Opening up the space will add character to the home and create additional views. If you decide this is the extra something your kitchen needs to appeal to buyers, make the move and update in order to get the added value you know your home is worth.
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