One of the best ways to up the resale value of your home is to upgrade your kitchen. If you don't have time to do an entire kitchen overhaul, there are a few quick updates that you can still incorporate. Here are four quick remodeling ideas that can get your kitchen up-to-date and ready to sell.
1. Adding in a Backsplash
Adding in a backsplash above your countertops can give your kitchen a quick update and brighten an otherwise drab space. Opt for tiling that complements your existing counters and cabinets. The addition of recessed lighting under the cabinets can play up a new backsplash as well. Depending on the scope of this project, this can range from DIY to bringing in a contractor for a quick update.
2. New Appliances
Replacing older appliances is a fast way to give your kitchen a modern look. While you might think that new homeowners will want to choose their own new appliances, an outdated look might scare potential buyers away. There is no need to go overboard with cost. Modestly priced fridges, ovens, and dishwashers can be sourced and will be an effective selling point. New appliances will make your entire kitchen area look clean and well-maintained.
3. Refacing Your Cabinets
If you don't have the time to install entirely new kitchen cabinets, your existing cabinets might do well with a quick facelift. This can be as simple as a fresh coat of paint and new knobs and pulls to brighten things up. If your cabinet doors are pretty outdated, you can also opt to install new doors and drawer fronts onto existing cabinets and drawers. Kitchen contractors can assess your space and suggest replacement options that would work with your kitchen space.
4. Island Countertop Update
If you don't want to spend time replacing all of your countertops, a center update of your island counter space can still update the look of your kitchen. Custom-built counters can be a lot of work, so focusing on just an island countertop can be much more simple. Opting for the butcher-block look can set this apart from your other countertops if these are granite or laminate. Butcher-block counters are easy to source and can bring a dining room table feel to an island counter space.
If you have limited time to get your home ready for the market, opting for a kitchen facelift over an entire overhaul can save you both time and money. Work with a contractor like one from Lifestyle Kitchen Designs that can look at your space creatively and come up with some quick remodeling fixes that are unique to your needs and budget.