One of the most common questions we get asked is… “Where should I spend my money on a remodel? Where will I get the most bang for my buck?”
The answer: The kitchen! The average recoup on a kitchen upgrade is 98.5%! However, that doesn’t mean you have to do a full renovation (unless you want to – then by all means, chase your kitchen dreams)!
If you’re upgrading to sell, then try a mini-remodel. Here are some options to heat things up and give your kitchen some massive flavor:
- Paint it! This might not seem like a major change but it will be the biggest bang for your buck. You know the feeling when you come out of the salon after getting your hair done – you feel like a new person! That’s how your kitchen will feel. Don’t be afraid to take the paint to the cabinets if they need a refresh. Painting them will be much more cost effective than ordering new ones.
- You can also add a splash of style with a new backsplash. Whether you have drywall as your backdrop or outdated tile, refreshing this space with something modern will make a huge difference. Go for something timeless vs. trendy. Especially if you’re planning to sell in the next 5 years!
- Give your kitchen an appliance upgrade! Appliances are like accessories… They can add a lot of style even though they’re not the star of the show. And don’t forget the wine fridge! Not only will this make your kitchen THE place to entertain, you can’t beat the look of a fully stocked wine fridge for a kitchen accessory.
- LIGHTING! Itâ€™s so, so important to have well lit interiors (we’re talking to you sellers). Youâ€™ve heard us say it before… Bring in the light! Buyers love light. A quick upgrade to your kitchen light fixtures can be just the refresh you need.
We hope you found this information helpful! If you are considering buying or selling a home, we would love to talk with you. Or if you need a referral to a contractor to help you update your kitchen, shoot us a message or give us a call at 480-677-8170!