Kitchens sell homes. This motto transcends any decade, any location, and any home price. If you’re getting ready to sell your home, the kitchen should be the focus of your preparation. These last-minute kitchen remodeling ideas are perfect for getting your house on the market.
Complete Necessary Repairs before Listing Your Home
Function matters, especially when it comes to selling a home. If someone comes in to see the microwave hanging off the wall, they’re going to walk right out the door. Don’t assume that people “won’t notice.” Buyers always notice. They’re making a big investment, and they will nit-pick their way into getting the best deal.
Set yourself up for success by completing kitchen repairs before selling your home. Even if it doesn’t look the best, the fact that it is in complete working condition will be a huge plus for buyers.
Make the Kitchen as Neutral as Possible
As you complete your last-minute kitchen remodeling, think neutral. You want to appeal to the widest possible pool of buyers. You can do that with a neutral color scheme and limited accents. If you have family photos or kids art in the kitchen, put it away before showing your home. Remove yourself from the space so someone else can picture their family in the home.
Refinishing Your Countertops or Backsplash for a Fresh Look
If you have old, dated, ugly countertops, you don’t have to replace them! Maryland Tub and Tile offers countertop refinishing and backsplash refinishing services. Replacing the tile and countertops is definitely not a “last-minute” remodeling solution. Refinishing is. The process is completed in less than a day, and it will make your entire kitchen look renewed. Give us a call at 877-717-8827 to schedule your no-obligation consultation.
Clean the Kitchen from Top to Bottom
Cleaning the kitchen costs next to nothing, and it will make your home look well-maintained. Scrub every surface, including cabinet door grooves, ceiling lights, the top of the fridge, the baseboards, and anything else you see. Buyers will feel better in the space if it is completely clean for a tour.
Touch up Paint, Scuffs and Blemishes
You may not have the time or money to completely repaint your kitchen, but you should make time to touch up blemishes on the walls and cabinets. Patch holes in the walls and go over them with touch up paint. If you have wood cabinets, you can use a wood crayon or marker to make blemishes less visible. Spend an hour focused on the details, and your kitchen will look significantly more desirable.
Don’t Over-Invest in Kitchen Remodeling
When it comes to remodeling a kitchen for resale, it’s important not to over-invest. Don’t install new granite countertops if you’re not going to get your money back. At that point, you’re better off keeping your kitchen as-is and letting the future buyers add their own touch to the place.
Think carefully about each investment that you make. Will it make your home worth more, or are you wasting your own time and money? Which investments will make the biggest impact for the lowest cost? Countertop and tile refinishing cost a fraction of the price of new tile and countertops. Best of all, the process can be completed with no demolition. Give your kitchen a refresh just in time for your house to go on the market, and put the money you would have spent towards your next home. Our kitchen remodeling experts are here to help every step of the way.