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Making Your Kitchen More Attractive to Buyers


Blog by Alisa Sakamoto | December 18th, 2013


Making Your Kitchen More Attractive to Buyers 
What's one of the most important rooms in your home? When it comes to 
selling your property quickly, and for the best price, the answer is clearly the 
kitchen. In fact, one of the most common explanations a particular buyer 
gives for not making an offer is, "I liked the house, but I wasn't too keen on 
the kitchen." 
That doesn't mean you must do a major renovation. However, you should do 
what you can to make the kitchen as attractive as possible to buyers. 
Here are some ideas: 
First, clear the countertops. Put away the toaster and other items. You want 
to make the entire countertop area seem as spacious as possible. 
If the cabinetry is old, you can spruce it up by installing new knobs, handles 
and other hardware. A fresh coat of paint on the walls and ceiling can also 
make the kitchen look like it has had a major renovation – and it will only cost 
you a few hundred dollars. According to an article on the website HDTV.com, 
"The fastest, most inexpensive kitchen updates include painting and new 
cabinet hardware." 
Replacing the countertops is a more expensive renovation, but it may be 
worth it if the current counters are old and worn. 
Finally, when preparing your kitchen for a viewing, make sure it's clean and 
tidy. The garbage and recycling bins should be empty. Buyers will open 
cabinets so make sure items on shelves are neatly organized with the front 
labels facing forward. 
There are many other ways to make the most important room in your home 
look great to potential buyers. Call today for more ideas. 

Making Your Kitchen More Attractive to Buyers 

 

kitchen photo


What's one of the most important rooms in your home? When it comes to selling your property quickly, and for the best price, the answer is clearly the kitchen. In fact, one of the most common explanations a particular buyer gives for not making an offer is, "I liked the house, but I wasn't too keen on the kitchen." 

That doesn't mean you must do a major renovation. However, you should do what you can to make the kitchen as attractive as possible to buyers. 

Here are some ideas: 

First, clear the countertops. Put away the toaster and other items. You want to make the entire countertop area seem as spacious as possible. 

If the cabinetry is old, you can spruce it up by installing new knobs, handles and other hardware. A fresh coat of paint on the walls and ceiling can also make the kitchen look like it has had a major renovation – and it will only cost you a few hundred dollars. According to an article on the website HDTV.com, "The fastest, most inexpensive kitchen updates include painting and new cabinet hardware." 

Replacing the countertops is a more expensive renovation, but it may be worth it if the current counters are old and worn. 

Finally, when preparing your kitchen for a viewing, make sure it's clean and tidy. The garbage and recycling bins should be empty. Buyers will open cabinets so make sure items on shelves are neatly organized with the front labels facing forward.

There are many other ways to make the most important room in your home look great to potential buyers. Call today for more ideas!