8 Cool Housewarming Traditions From Around the World—From Cow Guests to 'Haint' BlueMoving into a new home calls for a great housewarming party! And if you're looking for a creative way to
Thinking Of Selling Dont Overlook An Outdated Kitchen Buyers Wont
If you are planning on listing your home for sale, make sure that you don’t overlook the condition of your kitchen. A recent article on realtor.com listed “7 Signs Your Kitchen Is Way Overdue for a Renovation,” in which they warned:
“Dated kitchens—just like bathrooms—are a major barrier for resale. Buyers want modern amenities and styling, and most aren’t interested in renovating post-purchase.”
Kitchen remodels can be pricey, with many complete remodels costing $20,000 or more. But not every kitchen needs a full remodel. There are many smaller projects that will help buyers see themselves trying their favorite Pinterest recipe in your home!
Here are a couple of project ideas that, if you’re handy or know someone who is, could end up boosting your home’s value without breaking the bank:
Are the cabinets in good shape but need an update? A new coat of paint and some updated hardware will instantly freshen up the space and drastically change the feel of the room all for under $300.
A new backsplash to match the freshly painted cabinets updates the space and adds some style while staying under $200, depending on the size of the room.
If the kitchen seems dark, consider adding LED under cabinet lighting for around $40.
If replacing the countertops in the kitchen isn’t within your budget, consider using a top coat to cover the current countertops.
If you decide to complete a full remodel of your outdated kitchen, you can expect a 67% return on a $30,000 upgrade (the national median cost). The benefits of a kitchen remodel aren’t purely financial, according to Houselogic:
“Eighty-two percent of homeowners said their updated kitchen gave them a greater desire to be at home, and 95% were happy or satisfied with the result.”
Kitchens and bathrooms are often make or break for buyers when touring a home or searching through photo galleries online. Consult a local real estate professional who can help you identify which small projects could pay off big!
"My goal is simple...To help People. My commitment to help is fueled by my passion to make a difference in the lives of my clients". Scottie Smith, a native of Houston,Texas, has an extensi....
Latest Blog Posts
House Hunting in One Day: 6 Tips for Maximizing Your TimeIn the ideal home-buying scenario, attending open houses and pinpointing the perfect place is a breeze. But in a seller's market,