How well does your kitchen show?
When investigating your home for sale, buyers will be interested in the state of your kitchen. Investing in a few kitchen upgrades, like cabinetry, can help your kitchen and home show better to buyers, but you don’t have to commit to a complete remodel to make your house sale-ready. Talk to some Calgary cabinet companies to see what your options are.
Why is the kitchen so important to buyers?
Think about how much time you generally spend in the kitchen. Hours are spent cooking, cleaning, eating, working, doing homework, spending time as a family and entertaining. Most people want a kitchen that is functional, practical, nice to look at and nice to be in.
This article reports that nearly 70% of real estate listings use the kitchen as being a selling point in realtor descriptions on a listing. Compare this to 21% mentioning the living room and 49% mentioning the bedrooms, and you’ll see that kitchens matter to buyers the most.
Tips to improving the kitchen.
The first thing you can do is a deep clean and de-cluttering. The kitchen is usually one of the busiest rooms in the house and can get cluttered and disorganized quickly. Go through your cabinets and pantry and start purging the things you haven’t used in years. Try to clear countertop appliances off the counter’s surface and make sure everything is neat and tidy.
You should also clean all your appliances and cabinets. Buyers will look inside your oven, peak beneath burners, inside the fridge and cabinetry in Calgary. Make sure everything is squeaky clean, including your cabinet and appliance doors.
If the kitchen could use a little facelift, you don’t have to invest in a complete remodel to make it presentable to buyers. Here are some quick and inexpensive ideas to boost your kitchen’s appearance:
- Cabinet refinishing or refacing can take your dated looking cabinets and make them look new again without the cost of a full cabinet replacement. Contact Calgary cabinet companies for more information on these services or read more articles on cabinets.
- Paint over blemishes, stains, dings and dents. Make sure you choose neutral paint colours to appeal to the greatest number of buyers.
- If you can’t refinish or reface, or don’t need to, replace your dated cabinetry hardware with modern ones.
- Replace any dated ceiling fixtures or fans with new.
- Replace old or damaged faucets with modern, low-flow faucets.
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