Increase Resale Value With Kitchen Upgrades

If you’re looking to sell your house and want to know how to get the best price for it, you can’t go wrong with a little kitchen renovation. Alice Chan, a designer and home selling strategist said, “Real estate pros tell us that kitchens lead the list of spaces that make or break the sale of a home.” In fact, the Home Gain National Home Improvement Survey for Sellers found that people who invest a little extra money in their kitchens before putting their houses up for sale were able to get a 66% return on that investment.

Add Task Lighting

With this in mind, you’ll be looking for a few good ways to update your kitchen without taking out a second mortgage. One option you have is to upgrade your lighting. If you still have those commercial fluorescent light boxes those should be the first things to go. You could also add improved task lighting by hanging pendant light fixtures over islands, bars, and sinks.

Appliances Should Match

Another option you have is to switch out those old, mismatched appliances for some that are matching, sleek, energy efficient. According to Chan, “Mismatched appliances will stick out like a sore thumb and deter buyers.” Your new appliances don’t have to be stainless steel but they should complement the style you’ve chosen for your kitchen.

Modernize Your Sink

Along with appliances, you might want to look at switching out that old ceramic sink for something modern. According to Chan, even just springing for a stainless steel basin and adding a stylish faucet with matching liquid soap dispenser can really improve your “wow” factor.

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