Prepare Your Home For Sale: Kitchen Makeover
by: Jeanette Joy Fisher
Money spent updating your kitchen rewards you
better than money spent on any other upgrades to your home.
When it comes to kitchens, buyers continue to demand
improvement in efficiency and style, and they love remodeled
kitchens and new appliances.
Even if you home costs less than the newer
homes in your area, buyers view the model homes and hold the
ideal in mind while home shopping.
Newer homes place kitchens open to the family
room and often have wide views of the outside. Newer homes also
boast larger kitchens with more than one preparation area
because cooking has become a social activity, and new homes
often include a bar or buffet for entertaining. Cooks want to
be in the middle of family activities so they can enjoy
Buyers look for a kitchen with large open
areas that allow guests enough room to mingle, along with
workspace for kids doing homework or even a small kitchen
workspace for paying bills or making phone
Present your kitchen as an organized,
clutter-free, versatile space that will help your buyers feel
they could be productive and happy working and interacting in
the heart of their new home.
You don't need to completely makeover your
kitchen to sell your home. Packing and storing extra kitchen
pots, pans, and utensils generates a more spacious
presentation. You may also wish to invest in an attractive
portable kitchen island to use as a prop for a kitchen with an
open center and insufficient counter space.
Consider easy, low-cost changes that
instantly upgrade a kitchen without major remodeling. These
include the following ideas:
1.) Replace your faucet with a fancier
2.) Change your cabinet hardware.
3.) Paint cabinet faces.
4.) Replace or paint ugly laminate countertops. (Use
5.) Add warmth during cold seasons with a gorgeous rug next to
the sink counter.
No matter your makeover budget, prepare your
home for sale with little changes like clearing the countertops
and adding new dish towels and a bowl of fruit can make your
kitchen entice a buyer to say, "This is my new
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