With spring right around the corner, many people are considering selling their homes. Now is a time to see what can be done to sell for the most money.
Perhaps the kitchen in your home is less than ideal, but you are not ready or able to undertake a full-blown renovation. There are many ways you can improve your existing kitchen without spending a fortune. Here are just a few expert ideas to help you.
- PAINT: If the cabinets are in decent condition but just tired, give them a new high-gloss color. Don’t skimp on surface preparation, including removing all traces of grease and grime, or the results will disappoint.
- CHROME: Replace the hardware, faucet, or sink all are relatively easy do-it-yourself jobs.
- CABINETS: For a little more investment, you can have the cabinet door fronts replaced or refaced and then remounted on the same boxes.
- BACKSPLASH: Many high-end tile stores have outlet centers or bargain sections where you can score tile remnants at a fraction of the original cost. Or cover an old, ugly backsplash with self-stick mirror tile or a ready-to-install backsplash.
- COUNTERTOP: If you’re working with a small budget, consider laminate, which offers true-to-life reproductions of more expensive wood and stone. A new laminate counter costs a few hundred dollars, including installation and can last for years.
If you would like a professional opinion on how to get the most out of your house, give me a call or email and I would be happy to take a look at your house and tell you the best options to increase value.