Your floors are an often overlooked but very important part of your home. Dirty, tattered, outdated or ugly floors can make your home look far less attractive and valuable than it may be. In contrast, beautiful and well kept floors give your home a special sparkle. It is especially important to pay attention to your flooring if you are thinking about selling your home. By installing clean and beautiful new floors, you can increase the value of your home far more than the cost of your flooring. My background as a real estate agent has taught me what potential buyers want in floors, and now I'm going to teach you. Make your home all it can be with floors that say your home is the best.
If you are planning on selling your home in the near future, or if you simply want to increase the value of your home, you should consider upgrading your kitchen. Kitchens and bathrooms are some of the first rooms inspected by potential buyers, so if you want to attract a lot of attention, you should consider these three kitchen remodels that will boost the value of your home.
Reface Cabinets and Counters
If you have the money, getting new cabinets and counters is like a facelift for your kitchen. However, if you are selling your home, you may not want to invest too much in your home. Luckily, there is a cheaper option: reface. For your cabinets, a good reface means repainting or staining the cabinets, installing new door/drawers and new handles and knobs. With little money, you can make your cabinets look new. You can do the same if you have Formica countertops, consider replacing the Formica with something that looks like marble.
Install Matching Appliances
You'll likely leave most of your large kitchen appliances when you move, such as the dishwasher and stove. However, whether you choose to take them with you or not, it's a good idea to purchase matching appliances if possible. You can choose the same brand, or you can just get all stainless steel, white, etc. While it doesn't actually improve your kitchen, it does make it more appealing. If you are planning on leaving the appliances when you move, make sure you get good ones that will attract potential buyers.
Create a Traditional Floor
If your home has linoleum kitchen floors, replace it before you sell. You need to choose more traditional flooring materials like stone and wood. It's less common to find a buyer who hates wood or stone, but it is common to find one who hates linoleum. If you can't afford wood or stone, there are vinyl alternatives. They are a little more quality than linoleum and can actually be made to look almost exactly like wood or stone. As an bonus, it is also extremely durable, which buyers with children and pets will love.
If you want to sell your home or just increase its value, you must consider improving your kitchen. While a total overhaul is always an option, there are some smaller changes you can make that will appeal to buyers. For more information, contact your local kitchen remodeling services today to get a quote on some kitchen remodeling.