Do you get a sinking feeling when you walk into the kitchen? If you’re planning on selling your home, you can bet that potential buyers will get that same feeling and that is not going to help. Doing a little kitchen remodel before you list your property can make your home more attractive to buyers and give you a little more profit at resale too.
Redo the cabinets.
The biggest and most important part of a kitchen remodel in Calgary are the kitchen cabinets. Take a look at yours. If they’re looking dated and drab, but the boxes themselves are still strong and sturdy you can choose to refinish or reface your cabinets. This will save you a bundle compared to a full replacement and might be enough to makeover the kitchen for a quicker sale.
Rejuvenate with a fresh coat of paint.
A fresh coat of paint can hide a lifetime of dings, dents, stains and blemishes on your walls. Choose a colour that is neutral and light. These types of colours will appeal to the greatest number of house shoppers and give them a clear canvas for picturing themselves and their things in your home. Learn more about painting your kitchen for resale.
Replace the tired old countertops.
If your countertops are cracked, stained or peeling at the seams replace them with cost-effective laminate countertops. For less than you think, you can give your kitchen’s workspace a whole new look and buyers will appreciate it too. Don’t bother spending big bucks on granite or quartz countertops if you think you’ll sell right away. You might add a little value to your home with those high-end materials, but you won’t recoup most of the cost.
Let there by light!
Lighting can go a long way in setting the ambience of a room and clever lighting can make your home stand out to buyers too. Kitchens look and work best with three levels of lighting: recessed lights on the ceiling, under-cabinet lighting to provide ample task lighting on the countertops and hanging or pendant lighting for a little aesthetic flare.
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