If you are looking to freshen up a living space that will also increase the resale value of your home, the kitchen is a great place to start. It’s one of the rooms in your home with the most traffic and even a quick remodel will stand out to a buyer. Read below to learn a few tips before you start your next kitchen remodeling project.
Start small if you’re on a budget
Kitchen renovations can be expensive. If you are looking to do a quick remodel with a small budget, start with the cabinets. Put a fresh coat of paint over them or replace the hardware to give the space a clean, new look. Consider installing under-cabinet lighting with dimmers to add a second light source to the room. If you have clear cabinet doors, rearrange the contents inside to a more orderly fashion, or add a pop of color to your dishware that coordinates with the rest of your kitchen.
Spice up the walls
A fun, graphic back splash can be a fun addition to your kitchen walls. Find a pattern that stands out from the color scheme of the rest of the kitchen and have some fun with it! Cement tiles are fairly common, but ceramic versions of tile can give the same look for less cost.
Upgrade your counter tops
If you’re ready to take the next step in your kitchen renovation, consider replacing the counter tops. A stunning white marble counter top can dazzle, especially with new fixtures to compliment them.
If you can afford it, upgrade your appliances
It seems counterproductive to spend money on new appliances if you want to put your home on the market, because you won’t have the chance to use them! However, new appliances are a huge stand-out feature of newly listed homes. If a buyer walks in and sees brand-new kitchen appliances, it can really set a home apart from the rest. If you can’t afford to replace everything, industrial pull-down faucets are an affordable upgrade that gives the appearance of a gourmet kitchen look. Plus they are highly functional in a family home!
Create more light
If your kitchen does not have a great deal of natural light, consider replacing the lighting fixtures. We mentioned under-cabinet lighting above, but a new light fixture above an island or a breakfast table can add a touch of elegance to an outdated kitchen.
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