Give Your Kitchen a Necessary Update Before Selling Your Home
If you're prepping your home for resale, you might look around and realize all of the frustrations you dealt with while living there could negatively impact the selling price of your home. In some cases, it makes good business sense to do a little remodeling to make your kitchen space more appealing to potential buyers before asking a real estate agent to help price your home. You might be surprised how significant a difference a workable kitchen space can make in the ultimate selling price of your home. Here's what you need to know to make an informed decision about an update.
Match Your Remodeling Budget to Your Home's Value
It's easy to go overboard (or under-board!) with a kitchen remodel. Experts suggest that you should spend somewhere between five to ten percent of the total value of your home on remodeling your kitchen. This could include anything from replaced dated-looking countertops to repainting or refinishing damaged cabinets — or completely updating the working space based on the overall potential selling price of your home.
Prioritize Design for the Market
When it comes to kitchen design, timeless looks are often best. Your personal style may be somewhat eclectic, but by putting that design look into your kitchen you could potentially limit the interest of sellers. Try for a functional space that can be shifted in various directions with small additions. As long as the base style and color scheme are relatively neutral and timeless, you'll attract buyers who are able to visualize putting their personal stamp on their new kitchen.
Update, Don't Replace
Ripping out all of the current cabinet work and replacing it is extremely expensive. Complete kitchen remodels that include that type of work can easily reach into the $50,000 range — and beyond! Instead of looking for complete replacements of what's already in your kitchen, redooring or refacing your cabinets will be a much more cost-effective option for this type of remodel. Even these small changes can make a big difference in the look of your kitchen and be enough to encourage a potential buyer to make a purchase.
That's it! Getting your home (and kitchen!) ready for the hot real estate market is only a phone call away to Kitchen Tune-Up at 704-248-8847. Our friendly and knowledgeable professionals will work closely with you to create a project scope that will exceed your expectations while staying within budget. Get started quickly by filling out our online form or viewing a few of our successful projects in our online gallery.