Ever wonder what the top kitchen renovations are to get the highest possible price for your home when you are selling it?
You’ve had a Realtor come through your home and give you some feedback so you can list to sell your house. The suggestion to do a kitchen renovation was not surprising. But do you have to gut the kitchen and start fresh or can you just do a few fast fixes? Well, kitchens sell houses, so updating yours will help. Here are a few suggestions to make your kitchen look fresh and updated and get you top dollar.
Ripping out your entire kitchen may not be in your budget. A total kitchen gut can cost upwards of $25,000.00. However, there are some less expensive things you can do that will make your kitchen look fabulous. Let’s start with countertops. Get rid of your old laminate counters. They look dated, grungy and people hate them. Popular choices today are granite or quartz. Buyers are looking for it, so do it if you want to sell your house.
What about the sink?
While you are replacing the kitchen counters, think about your sink. Enamel and steel aren’t the only choices anymore. You can change size, shape and what it is made out of. Think about doing an under mount. Or a double sink if you have the space, but don’t take too much counter space or make the kitchen look smaller by adding a double sink.
Your cabinets may be really nice, but if they are missing hardware or need a really good cleaning, they will look dated. At the very least take some wood cleaner and clean off the built up grease and grime and replace the hardware. A better idea is to reface or repaint the cabinets. It’s much less expensive than a total replacement.
Appliances and lighting
Do your appliances match? Do they work? If not, think about replacing them. Yes, it’s an expense, but nothing makes a kitchen look worse than old, mismatched appliances. To sell your house you need to update as much as you can. Don’t forget lighting! If there are spaces where you wish there was more light, add it. Under mount lights under cabinets are easy to add and give a lot of light. Look at changing other lighting fixtures as well.
Make your kitchen shine and your house will sell!