3 Kitchen Improvements You May Want to Make Before Listing Your Home

If you are thinking about selling your home in Lakewood, you may want to make a few improvements to your kitchen. Your real estate agent will help you make the right decisions, but in the meantime, here's a quick list of improvements you may want to consider before you put your home on the market.

3 Kitchen Improvements You May Want to Make Before Listing Your Home

Though not all kitchen improvements pay off at the closing table, some pay off by way of helping you sell your home faster. This guide outlines a few improvements that many people make to their kitchens before selling their homes:

  1. Update your lighting
  2. Improve your cabinets
  3. Upgrade your appliances

Kitchen Improvement #1: Update Your Lighting

If your lighting is making your home look outdated, it’s time to spring for new fixtures. Your favorite home improvement store likely has an extensive selection of affordable light fixtures, and installation is typically fairly easy (provided you don’t need any new wiring), so this may be a good weekend DIY project to undertake before you list your home for sale.

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Kitchen Improvement #2: Improve Your Cabinets

You don’t have to rip out your cabinets and install new ones. In fact, that’s probably much more than you need to do. (Though if you believe your cabinets are extremely outdated, you may want to talk to your REALTOR® about replacing them.)

Most people see vast improvement after refinishing their cabinets. For some, this is a DIY job – but for others, it’s worth hiring a professional. There are plenty of online tutorials to show you how to refinish or repaint your cabinets; just know that you need to remove the doors from the hinges before you work on them.

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Kitchen Improvement #3: Upgrade Your Appliances

If your appliances are old, or if they’re not as energy efficient as newer models are, it may be time to upgrade. Buyers like to see quiet, energy efficient dishwashers, refrigerators and ovens. However, you should talk to your real estate agent before you invest in new appliances just to sell your home. You may not need to spend the cash.

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