Make Your Kitchen More Appealing to Sell


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When selling your home, you want it to appeal to buyers, right? The kitchen is considered the heart and soul of the home. It’s where the food is prepared, but also where memories are made. People really do care about what the kitchen looks like.

If you’re considering remodeling your kitchen only to turn around and sell your house later, take a look at these 6 tips:

Talk to real estate professionals. Ask a local real estate agent about kitchen must-haves in your neighborhood. Find out what attracts buyers, and what repels them. Research what is being marketed by the real estate professionals in your area and buy those. Sometimes, it is simply a finish color that is important (stainless steel is still popular); sometimes it is a brand name.

Keep the style and color scheme simple. Think neutral for countertops, cabinets, floors, backsplashes, and appliances. By neutral, we don’t mean white. Go natural and subdued. Choose surfaces and fixtures that blend with many styles. Select countertops and cabinets that are not busy or loud. Simplicity is the key.

Avoid extremes. The exotic wood cabinetry, the $10,000 range, the separate refrigerator and freezer units — is it necessary or luxurious? You decide. Don’t cheap out, but avoid the highest-end items and features.

Open up space. If you have a larger budget for your kitchen renovation and your floor plan is one that doesn’t allow the kitchen to “air out” to other spaces in the home, it could be worth your while to knock out some walls. Buyers really want that open floor plan.

Add some ‘Wow!’ features. Convenience items impress homebuyers. Go for extra drawers, a pull-out pantry (tall or in a base cabinet), stone or stone composite countertops. Lighting, such as under-cabinet fixtures, will add ambiance and show off materials in the kitchen.

Go for granite. No matter the price range of your home, buyers want to see granite countertops. If you opt for a solid surface such as pulverized quartz, choose a “pattern” that looks like granite. Keep in mind the price tag when you choose granite: There’s no need to go for the most obscure, high-end slab. Check around—there are some companies that offer great specials, especially on first-tier granite. To the buyer: granite is granite—what tier that granite rarely makes the to-buy-or-not-to-buy discussion.

Thinking of remodeling your home, only to turn around and sell it? Then look no farther than PlumbTile for your remodeling needs. Our expert employees will be able to help you find ways to revamp your kitchen to appeal to any buyer that walks through your house. From countertops to features, PlumbTile will be there every step of the way to aid you in the remodeling process.