How An Amazing Kitchen Will Sell Your Home
So, you want to sell your home, but you need to sell at a higher price. Which rooms do you improve? We’ve pinpointed the best investment to make when remodeling the home kitchen that will give you the highest return.
Kitchens Sell Homes
Ask yourself these two questions:
- Who are the potential buyers?
- Where will they spend the most time?
“Kitchens sell homes,” says Taylor Albright, Director of Client Acquisition at Mark Spain Real Estate.
According to Realtor.org, first-time home buyers are usually parents or adults around the age of thirty-one. Around this time in life, most have started, or are considering starting, a family. With this family-oriented mindset, safety, balance, and togetherness are big priorities. Ultimately, parents want to imagine family dinners, weekend breakfast spreads, and enjoying time together as a family. For single-family homes, the kitchen and living areas are vital for the buyers to be able to see themselves in your home. This is why we’ve pinpointed the kitchen as the area of your home that will give you the best return on your investment.
Homeowners spend the most time in the kitchen. It is the most lived in and viewed room in the house.
Because the kitchen is the focus of the home, showcasing it beautifully has major benefits. Not only are luxury kitchen upgrades aesthetically pleasing, but investing in better appliances will save you time and energy, make cooking more fun, and add true value to your home!
The following are the 5 main areas to focus on when remodeling your kitchen:
1. Create an Open Floor Plan
This is one of the most important items for buyers! They want the kitchen to be the heart of the home. From a hosting standpoint, a host is going to want to be able to prepare food and visit with their guests simultaneously. An open kitchen allows homeowners to avoid being closed off and remain a part of the action. The kitchen creates the flow and is the center point of the home. Parents want to see their kids play and be able to call to them and say “dinner is ready!” An open kitchen makes cooking more fun; it becomes more of an experience rather than a chore.
2. Fresh Appliances
New appliances: a must! Upgrading your appliances is simple and adds immediate appeal. This easy home improvement does not have to burn a hole in your pocket. Search and wait for deals and you will be surprised how far your money can go. Stainless steel appliances are one modern example that improves both the look and functionality of the kitchen. Updated appliances work in any kitchen: traditional, contemporary, or mid-century modern. Upgraded appliances add clean value in the background and let the countertops and cabinets shine in the foreground. On top of those benefits, they are a real selling point.
3. Beautiful Countertops and Cabinets
Custom countertops have become a staple in the ideal kitchen: granite, marble, cement – you name it! The old green tile and laminate need to go. Create a dream feel for your buyers. By allowing future homeowners to envision themselves in your home, they are able to imagine it as their own. Keep your kitchen classic by choosing neutral countertop slabs and backsplash patterns. These neutral colors will feel clean and create unity alongside the cabinets. Rich wooden cabinets or simple whites and grays with beautiful lines make it feel bright and timeless.
Here’s a trick: install cabinets that extend to the ceiling, creating a lengthened effect.
Fact: One of the most desired qualities in a home are high ceilings.
4. Kitchen Island as a Focal Point
No great kitchen is without an island. An island adds multiple benefits for a homeowner. Not only does it act as additional counter space and storage, but an island is a vital area to socialize. Kids are able to come home from school, put their bags down, do their homework, and have a snack. For the avid entertainer, the island is the perfect spot to prep meals, host guests, and layout beautiful buffets. Islands have become a major selling point in homes. A great island can make a kitchen go from nice to incredible.
5. Classic Flooring
When you think of a kitchen, you think of granite countertops, big islands, and custom cabinets. Let these elements shine by keeping your floors classic, clean, and simple. It may be time to pull up those checkered laminate floors. For someone looking to spend less money, multiple options are available. Wood-looking tiles create the same natural feel as hardwood while stretching your dollar further. For homeowners who prefer slab, porcelain, or stone: create unity by staying within neutral color guidelines. Hardwoods are a classic. Whether dark and rich or farm-like and rustic, you can’t go wrong with wood floors.
Although it can be costly to renovate, your home’s value will increase ten-fold and be hot on the market with these incredible additions. Even with just one or two of these upgrades, your kitchen will resonate in the minds of sellers as a top contender!
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