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Kitchen Updates That Add Value to Your Home

Updating your kitchen is one of the single best investments you can make in the value of your home. Many potential buyers are drawn to a beautiful kitchen... even if they don't cook! It's often the center of the home - a gathering place for entertaining, family time and morning coffee.

Kitchen updates that add value don't have to break the bank! You can make a big impact by spending a few hundred dollars or really go for the 'wow' factor and spend thousands. However, if you do go for it and completely remodel your kitchen, it's a great idea to consult a real estate professional first to determine the value of your home. Doing this provides a safeguard against 'over-improving', which won't allow you the return on your investment when it comes time to sell your property.

Looking to make a few minor improvements?

Here are a few quick updates you can make for around $200 or less:

  • Replace a small appliance - Update the microwave or dishwasher with stainless steel for a clean, fresh look.
  • Freshen the paint color - Choose a light, bright and semi-neutral color to appeal to all tastes.
  • Install a new light fixture
  • Replace your cabinet hardware

Ready for a more significant change?

Consider these higher-ticket updates:

  • Replace all appliances with popular stainless steel package
  • Install new tile or hardwood flooring
  • Reface or replace kitchen cabinetry
  • Install a tile or natural stone backsplash
  • Upgrade your countertops to granite, quartz or other natural stone product

  Check out our Beautiful Kitchens board on Pinterest and get inspired!

 

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