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4 Affordable Kitchen Remodel Ideas When Selling Your Home

The kitchen is one of the most important spaces in your home when it comes time to sell. If you have the money to completely remodel your kitchen, you boost the chances of someone buying your home fast and will see a high return on investment. However, you don't have to spend a fortune to get a great kitchen. These four affordable kitchen remodel ideas will help gain attention.

Reface Cabinets

Old cabinets can ruin the look of a kitchen, especially if they are dated. However, in most cases, the actual cabinets themselves are fine. It's the stain/paint and doors that may reflect wear and tear and age. Luckily, you can have your cabinets refaced. During this process, the doors are removed and the paint/stain stripped. Any necessary repairs are made, and the cabinets repainted or stained. New, modern doors are hung with more modern handles, knobs and hinges.

Install Matching Appliances

This may be cheating, but you can make your entire kitchen look better simply by getting matching appliances. This doesn't necessarily mean you need to run out and get appliances made by the same manufacture. Instead, it's about choosing the same style. For example, if you have a black fridge, consider a black stove and dishwasher, but if you have a stainless steel fridge, get other stainless steel appliances. For some, you can just get new doors or face panels to make them look like they match.

Choose Neutral Floors

Part of selling your home is staging your home. To stage your home properly, you want to choose neutral colors, tones, décor, etc. This makes it easier for people to imagine themselves living in your home. Bolder décor, however might turn off many buyers. In your kitchen, it's imperative you make your floor neutral by ditching the linoleum. Too many buyers don't like linoleum anymore, so it's best to stick with wood, stone or bamboo.

Add the Finishing Touches

Finish improving your kitchen by adding the final touches. For starters, even if you don't reface your cabinets, consider replacing knobs, handles and hinges, especially if yours are old or worn. You may also want to consider getting a new sink, or at the very least, replace your old faucet with a modern one. Adding a backsplash or updating an existing one is also a great way to polish off your kitchen.

If you are selling your home, you need to do everything you can to stand out among the rest. While some of these tips may not drastically boost the value of your home, they can make your home stand out among the rest. For more information, contact a kitchen remodeling company in your area today.

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Home Remodeling Crash Course: What I Learned The Hard Way

One of the most challenging times for me as a homeowner was when my family was growing but my house was not. We were quickly running out of room and things felt cramped. That's when I started looking into the possibility of remodeling the house to add a couple of extra bedrooms and expand the living area. I had no idea how complex the process would be or what was involved, but I learned a lot along the way. Now that the work is done, I have created this site to help teach others what I didn't know going into the plans. I hope that the information here empowers you and makes your upcoming remodeling project easier.

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