If you are about to sell your home it may seem counterintuitive to put money into it, but in some situations it may be well worth it. Check out some of these kitchen upgrades that do not require major renovations but can help get buyers interested and potentially help you sell your home for a higher price. Remember to work with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices to find the perfect buyer for your home.
Refacing Cabinets or Installing New Ones
If your kitchen looks old and outdated, potential homebuyers are likely to see nothing but money signs. They know that they are going to have to walk in and immediately spend money to remodel. However, something as simple as replacing or refacing the cabinets can make the kitchen look much more updated and help the potential buyer see the charm that is already there.
Install a New Backsplash
This simple, affordable, and impactful option is a great way to freshen up your older kitchen. We recommend choosing a backsplash that fits in with a wide range of décor and can work with many periods. For example, if the new buyers like a vintage look, they are likely to be fine with subway tile, as are potential buyers who want a more updated look. If you have even moderate DIY skills you can install your own backsplash.
Updating Your Countertops Could Have a Big Impact
This is a bigger commitment than others listed but you can keep costs down by going to your local stone yard and finding lower-end granite. You could also use Formica, which comes in a lot of fun patterns and is quite affordable. You could even buy a premade island or table to help improve the space in your kitchen.
Adding Shelving and Other Organizational Options
If you were to survey 1,000 Americans and ask them what they wish they had more of in their kitchen, many of them would tell you that they wish they had more storage space. They wish they had more ways to organize their kitchen. You can add shelving in your kitchen to make this a reality. Take a small broom closet and turn it into a pantry. Anything you can do to increase the amount of space can be like catnip to a buyer.
We Can Provide Customized Advice Based on Your Unique Kitchen
The above are tips that often work for our clients but they are based on a general kitchen. When you work with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, we will take the time to get to know you, your ideals, and your home. We will consider simple ways we can make upgrades that could increase both the price of your home and the interest in it. To get started, call us now at (310) 373-0021.