Nov. 22, 2016
When it comes to home buyers, there are a few deal-breakers. While deal-breakers can vary from one home buyer to the next, we do know a few things that can make a home buyer go from wanting to sign on the dotted line to running out of your home.
That would be your dated kitchen.
When home buyers see a dated kitchen, they see $$$. And while you may be thinking, "But Tonia, it costs a fortune to update a kitchen! Why would I want to put in that extra dough?" And the answer is as simple as whether or not you are serious about selling your home.
Don't worry though, there are various ways that you can update your kitchen on a budget!
If it is not possible to replace appliances, countertops, cabinets, etc. there are plenty of other ways to spruce up your kitchen that will appeal to today's buyers!
Realtor Mag, suggests painting your cabinets white for an inexpensive way to brighten up a dull kitchen. Add some new hardware to your cabinets to instantly improve the look of your kitchen. There's also the option of doing a DIY backsplash of mosaic subway tile to really create a sleek look (use SimpleMat to install without mortar)! Another really easy and inexpensive way is to add LED undercabinet lights for around $40!
The point is, don't be overwhelmed at the idea of updating your kitchen! Most of the project ideas above will come in around or below $500. It is always important to remember that dated kitchens (and bathrooms) can be major barriers when it comes to reselling your home. And for landlords, updating your kitchen in your rental homes will create a more appealing property and increase the rental price.
If you're ready to sell your home, click here for a FREE and INSTANT home valuation! And if you're ready to find your new home with that updated kitchen, start your home search here!