Flippers and stagers around the country know the power of a fabulous kitchen. Real estate agents also push its importance to our clients. Fact is that the kitchen sells the house. The kitchen is the heart of the entire home, and that is something that is true across nations and cultures.
In the kitchen we make the food that nourishes our bodies, and many times ends up to be where the whole family gathers while the cook is hard at work. They are integral in entertaining, especially now that open floor plans are so popular. The kitchen ends up being the focal point of the entire living room. It’s no wonder a kitchen can make or break a sale.
You will see the kitchen every day, and your guests will most likely see it at every visit. So obviously buyers want an amazing kitchen. They can, however, be some of the most expensive rooms to renovate.
There is a large selection of flooring, tiling, cabinets and counters out there. Most buyers want an already up-to-date kitchen so they don’t have to do this complicated remodel themselves. If you decide you remodel your kitchen because you’re selling make sure that the investment is worth it. Compare your kitchen to others in the area to see what you’re competition looks like.
If other homes have solid wood cabinets and granite counters with updated colors, you should strive to do the same. If you are in a high-end neighborhood you will have to think high-end. You might have amazing appliances, but the buyer can’t get past the formica counters. If you can’t make the changes yourself, you might have to make concessions on the price. Sometimes the changes are as small as changing paint color and removing clutter. Every situation is unique and different.
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