4 Ways to Add Value To Your Kitchen

4 Ways to Add Value To Your Kitchen

“House Flipping” has become a bit of a buzzword—a trend—over the past decade or so. Sure, the DIY market has somewhat inspired many to upgrade facets of their home—and their lives—while also, perhaps, investing a few dollars for a future sale: a remodel can cost upwards of $30,000 but can net a return of 50 to 90 percent.

In terms of home improvements, most experts would say that the kitchen is where you should focus much of your energy. This room is used by more people, consistently, than any other room in the house and it is the space by which buyers often judge whether or not they will close the deal.

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With that in mind, then, here are a few ideas to get you started.

CUSTOM CABINETS

You might think it is the flooring or the appliances but cabinetry is among the very first thing people notice about a kitchen.  Or, rather, old or broken cabinets stand out to buyers.  To make a bold statement about the quality of this house (if you are selling) it might be a good it to either resurface—and perhaps redesign—your existing cabinets. A fresh coat of paint doesn’t hurt either.  Or it might be wise to upgrade to customized KSI Cabinetry kitchen cabinets for a new look and feel.

UPDATE THE FLOORING

Did I mention flooring?  Ok, so, it is not that potential buyers won’t judge the flooring; it is only that they will likely notice the cabinets first.  They will still notice outdated and aging flooring, particularly if your home still has the laminate it was built with.  This can be an expensive—and time consuming—task but it can be well worth it.  Make sure to remember that you will want the flooring to correspond with the rest of the design aesthetic (counter tops, appliances, cabinets, etc).

COUNTER TOPS

Nobody has ever looked at a stone countertop and commented on how terrible it is.  Counter tops are important but stone counter tops really add a touch of luxury.  Granite was once very popular—and still is—but quartz is quickly making a move to take the top spot.

UPGRADE THE APPLIANCES

Depending on the age of your home, this might be a necessity if you want to sell to a young family.  Today’s home design is already preparing for the future with fully-integrated smart technology in just about anything and everything.  If you think you need to replace your refrigerator or your dishwasher, then, consider spending a little more on the “smarter” versions, particularly if you want to sell your home soon.

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