Remodeling Your Kitchen For Resale
If you’re remodeling your kitchen for your own enjoyment, great! There’s nothing better than having a kitchen that looks great and meets your practical and culinary needs. However, if you’re remodeling your kitchen in order to improve your resale value, your remodel strategy changes.
In this blog, the Aurora kitchen experts at Niron Depot will give you a few tips for renovating your kitchen with resale value in mind. With the right tools and strategies, you’ll end up with a kitchen that will increase the speed of your home sale, and leave you with more money in your pocket when your home is sold!
Keep it simple.
Most folks like a little color in their homes to keep things lively and vibrant. But when it comes to home resale, it’s best to keep things neutral. Bright and intense colors can turn some homebuyers off and distract from great parts of your kitchen like new appliances, granite countertops, or beautiful flooring.
Neutral colors throughout your space might not fit your particular tastes, but they’ll provide a blank slate that will help homebuyers see the potential of your space, and will let all of those new appliances and finishes take center stage. Browns, tans, and muted greens are all great options for a kitchen space—they’re laid back, inoffensive choices that will generate the largest volume of homebuyer interest.
Go for granite.
There’s something about the words “brand new granite countertops” that inspires and infatuates potential homebuyers. Granite is beautiful, durable, and comes in one-of-a-kind cuts that will take your kitchen space to the next level in terms of aesthetic and resale value. It’s worth every penny to splurge on granite, especially in a room that takes such a beating and is used so often in the home.
However, that doesn’t mean you have to but your budget with the rarest and most expensive cuts of granite for your countertops. Many kitchen and bath Design Centers offer cheaper, lower-grade granite at a fraction of the cost that still has the shimmer and general beauty of more expensive cuts. Check for deals and discounts on granite counters that can save you money up front, make your kitchen look high-end, and boost your resale value in the long run!
Add some eye-catching features.
Granite countertops and stainless steel appliances are the backbone of a great kitchen in this day and age, but it’s the bells and whistles that really send your kitchen over the top in terms of buyer demand and resale value. Fortunately, you don’t have to drop too much money to give your kitchen the “wow!” factor homebuyers are looking for—all it takes are a few small additions to boost your home value and set your kitchen apart from the housing market competition. Pot fillers, unique light fixtures, and high-tech faucets, and other subtle kitchen gadgets like cabinet pulls can give your kitchen a one-of-a-kind look that’s still palatable to a wide variety of home buyers.
That’s it for part 1 of our series on remodeling your kitchen to improve your resale value. Stay tuned for part 2, and check out our other blog posts until then!