It may seem paradoxical to invest money in your home when you are about to sell it, but in some cases it may be well worth it. Consider some of these kitchen changes that don’t necessitate substantial renovations but can help you attract buyers and sell your property for a better price. Remember to work with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices to locate the right buyer.
Cabinet refacing or cabinet replacement
Potential homebuyers are likely to notice nothing but dollar signs if your kitchen is old and outdated. They know they’ll have to walk in and spend money on remodeling right away. However, something as basic as changing or refacing the cabinets will instantly refresh the kitchen and help potential buyers recognize the charm that currently exists.
Replace the backsplash
This easy, inexpensive, and effective solution is a terrific way to update your older kitchen. Choose a backsplash that goes with a variety of styles and may be used across time periods. For example, new buyers who prefer a vintage look, as well as potential purchasers who prefer a more modern look, are likely to accept subway tile. You can install your own backsplash if you have even basic DIY skills.
Your countertops could make a big difference
This is a more significant investment than the others, but you can cut costs by going to your local stone yard and purchasing lower-end granite. You may also use Formica, which is available in a variety of colorful patterns and is rather inexpensive. You might also purchase a prefabricated island or table to help you maximize your kitchen space.
Other organizational options & shelving
If you polled 1,000 Americans about what they wish they had more of in their kitchen, you’d find that many of them said they wanted additional storage space. They wish they had more options for kitchen organization. To make this a reality, add storage to your kitchen. Transform a small broom closet into a pantry. Anything you can do to increase the amount of space available to a customer is like catnip.
We can give you personalized advice based on your specific kitchen
The suggestions above have proven to be helpful to our clients, however they are based on a general kitchen. We will take the time to get to know you, your beliefs, and your home when you work with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. We’ll look at modest renovations that could raise the value of your property while also increasing interest in it. Call us right now at (310) 373-0021 to get started.