The Heart of Every Home..
…everybody knows, is the kitchen. In real estate, it’s also considered one of ‘The Money Rooms‘… An attractive kitchen can indeed make your home more appealing to potential buyers. That doesn’t mean you need to spend a ton of time and money on a brand new kitchen before putting your house on the market.
There are a few things you can do to spruce up a tired kitchen with a minimum of fuss and on a nominal budget. Start with the ‘less is more’ philosophy. Clear your countertops. Store appliances inside cupboards. This will open the room, achieving a spacious, clean look and feel.
Play with your cabinets a bit. If you have a small kitchen, create the illusion of space by removing some cabinet doors to expose shelving or replace the cupboard doors with glass fronts. A less radical approach is to simply paint cabinets a glossy white and walls a contrasting colour for a fresh, new look.
Add some pizzazz with new pulls (brushed bronze hardware is currently in, but, you can find all sorts at your local hardware store). Install new faucets and a sink. If the flooring needs help, consider investing in a change. Another popular idea is to replace the counter tops.
All of this seem daunting? Why not consider a staging consultation! It’s an easy way to strategically focus in on the key points to maximize your investment. If you’re looking for some help, check out the e-concierge on our website for some recommended referrals!
Updated: Jan 2019