One of the best things you can do to improve the resale value of your home is to remodel your kitchen. Many old houses have small, dimly lit kitchens with old appliances and fixtures. Today's buyers are looking for spacious, bright, modern kitchens. In the case of the kitchen, the bigger is usually better.
Demolition of existing interior or exterior walls is a viable option based on the layout of existing homes. Of course, knocking out the interior wall does not increase the total area of the house, and any space used before the renovation is now lost and becomes part of the kitchen.
Knocking on the exterior and adding square feet to the home will cost more, but if dock space allows it might be the best option.
However, even if you don't want to increase the physical space occupied by the kitchen, you can achieve more space in a variety of ways. Raising the ceiling is one way. Replacing the old dim light with bright modern lighting will add a sense of space. Neat windows or add windows to let the sun shine, and also do a lot for the kitchen. The installation of the bay window protruding from the house allows both a light and a sense of space.
A new layer of paint or wallpaper is also important. Re-trimming the trim and adding a border to the wall that meets the ceiling provides an updated, elegant look. The replacement of sanitary equipment and sinks adds to the charm.
The trend in countertops and floors is the use of natural materials. Replace tiles or linoleum with stone, marble or wood. Replacing cabinets and hinges will also pay off.
Obsolete equipment can be replaced. Brushed steel finishes are now all the rage. If it does not exist, consider adding a water pipe to the refrigerator and installing a refrigerator with an ice machine and a water outlet.
The new pantry is a great addition.
When showing your home, make sure the kitchen is clean and tidy. Remove items from the sink and deck. If the trash can is visible, make sure the trash can is new, clean, and covered at the top. Open any curtains or blinds while presenting at home. Make sure the floor is clean and the kitchen has no odor. Let the dishwasher out.
These tips can help you get more homes when you complete a transaction.
About the Author:
Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Catherine Nguyen is a licensed real estate agent. Ms. Nguyen focuses on Dallas real estate and is in the prestigious real estate group – Dallas/Foot. Worth RE / MAX. For more information, please visit http://www.dallasrr.com.