Though every home is different – and every REALTOR® has different advice – here are five easy kitchen improvements you should consider if you’re thinking about selling your home in Naples next year.
5 Easy Kitchen Improvements You Should Make Before You Sell
Each market (and every neighborhood within that market) is different; that means buyers are looking for different things in different communities. You should talk to your REALTOR before you invest any significant amount of money into home improvements (particularly in the kitchen, which can be touchy). But with that said, here are five kitchen improvements you may want to consider:
- Rejuvenate your cabinets
- Update your lighting
- Upgrade your appliances
- Add a new backsplash
- Spring for premium finishing touches
Here’s a closer look at each.
Easy Kitchen Improvement #1: Rejuvenate Your Cabinets
Whether your cabinets are painted or stained, they may be dating your kitchen – but rather than replacing them entirely, you may want to give them a bit of a facelift. Refinishing your cabinets is more cost-effective than replacing them is, and it may be just what you need to modernize the space. If you’re not confident in your ability to pull of a DIY refinishing job, your REALTOR can help you find a talented local contractor to tackle it for you.
Easy Kitchen Improvement #2: Update Your Lighting
Light fixtures can make your kitchen look old – so if yours have been around a while, it’s time to update them. Your favorite home improvement store likely has several modern – and affordable – light fixtures that you can install yourself.
Easy Kitchen Improvement #3: Upgrade Your Appliances
Kitchen appliances have very limited lifespans, so if yours are nearing the end of their days, it may be time to upgrade. Talk to your REALTOR about which appliances will help increase your home’s resale value the most before you invest in anything. Then, choose appliances that match your kitchen’s style and theme to get the most bang for your buck.
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Easy Kitchen Improvement #4: Add a New Backsplash
Your backsplash can completely change your kitchen’s look, so if yours is dated, or if you don’t have one at all, it may be time to put one up. Buyers like easy-to-clean, simple looks. The best part about adding a new backsplash is that it’s typically a DIY job that you can complete in an afternoon; if you’re handy, you can knock out the job and have an easy-on-the-eyes look by dinner.
Easy Kitchen Improvement #5: Spring for Premium Finishing Touches
Cabinet handles and drawer pulls, as well as kitchen faucets and switch plates, can elevate a space’s style in a matter of minutes. Even if you choose not to refinish your cabinets and drawers, installing new handles can make a huge difference for prospective buyers. Like all the other upgrades listed here, you can find a great selection at your favorite home improvement store (and they’re incredibly easy to install yourself).
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