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Kitchen Updates That Add Value to Your Home

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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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