For potential buyers, the kitchen is the room that can make or break the sale. An upgraded, attractive kitchen can make your home irresistible. Your priority should be to create a dream kitchen that will appeal to potential buyers and not your dream kitchen.
Remodeling for resale means choosing materials that appeal to the masses. This means opting for stainless steel appliances that are high quality rather than professional-grade models. Spend on functional features like pantry drawers, soft close cabinet drawers and doors, waste-recycling cabinetry. But don’t over-personalize the space. You may appreciate the art-deco drawer pulls that cost $50 a pop, but will buyers care? Probably not, so spend $4 instead.
Sure, you have a list of “wants” for your renovation, but since you need to realize a nice ROI on this project come home-sale time, you must set priorities based on what sells a kitchen. Keep in mind cost of every project.
The simple White Shaker is the most popular option today as it will blend in with most of your choices and will have a clean and elegant look.
No matter what changes you make in your kitchen with resale in mind, never compromise the architecture of your home. “When you sell your home, buyers fall in love with the exterior of the home first. That will engage them,” says Ellen Rady, president, Ellen Rady Designs, Cleveland, Ohio. “If someone really likes your traditional home and you put in a contemporary kitchen, you are setting yourself up for such a niche market of a buyer who is willing to live in a traditional exterior home and who will be happy with a very contemporary kitchen.”
Always a safe bet: “Go transitional,” Rady says.
Tips To Make Your Kitchen Appeal to Buyers
Talk to real estate professionals.
Keep the style and color scheme simple.
Open up the space.
Add some ‘Wow!’ features.
Go for granite.
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