The kitchen is the heart of the home, and because of that, a kitchen can make or break the sale of a home. Nothing turns a buyer away more quickly than a bad kitchen. Thankfully, we have some great tips for improving the value of your kitchen without having to completely redo it.
3 easy ideas to improve the value of your kitchen are:
- Use a neutral color palette. We get that you want to personalize the part of your home that you use the most, but that burnt orange paint color that reminds you of sunsets in the Mojave and that super funky backsplash that you DIYed on a whim from broken thrift store plates is not going to sell well. Opt for a simpler design that highlights the kitchen’s features and will be easy for a buyer to make their own with a few simple touches.
- Update cabinetry. It doesn’t matter what countertops or appliances you have. Worn out cabinets make the whole kitchen look frumpy and dated. Are the hinges squeaky? Is the finish worn? Is the hardware out of date? Cabinets take up a good chunk of the real estate in a kitchen. Make sure they’re not only in good working condition but also look good.
- Maximize storage. Kitchens tend to have lots of stuff, so storage is key. After decluttering and purging, take a look at how you can make the kitchen more efficient. Can you update the pantry shelving or add anything to the cabinetry to make it easier to store more items in an organized way?
Simple changes can go a long way in raising the value of a kitchen. The key is to simplify all the ‘stuff’ and let the kitchen be a showcase for the home. Contact Raleigh Cary Realty if you have any questions about selling your home.