If your home's kitchen was built decades ago and looks like it, then you will be happy to know that you can easily remodel it before listing your home for sale next spring. Since kitchen remodeling can be expensive, it is important that you maximize your investment when your home sells.
Follow these interior design secrets to increase your profit when you sell your home:
Keep the Look of Your Kitchen Inline with the Rest of Your Home
If your home is a simple ranch-style house, then it doesn't make any sense to put in a professional chef-quality kitchen when you remodel for sale. The costs for this type of kitchen will not be recouped when you sell your home, and they will limit the buyers who will be interested in purchasing. Instead, make sure that the new kitchen has a look that fits in well with the overall style of your home and the neighborhood where it is located.
Make the Countertops and Backsplash Pop from Obvious High-Quality
One of the first things that most buyers look at in a kitchen are the countertops. If someone walks into your home and sees old tile or nasty laminate counters, then they will immediately see a future project that they need to complete, and they think about the money it will cost them. For this reason, you should install a high-quality countertop and corresponding backsplash in your remodeled kitchen. A simple backsplash will make the kitchen look finished and give it that "designer" feel.
If the counter area is small in your kitchen, you can purchase an inexpensive granite remnant to make the countertop. Remnants are pieces of the granite slab that were not used on other projects. Sometimes you can find enough remnant material to completely make counters for a small kitchen or a couple of bathrooms. You can purchase stone remnants anywhere you purchase countertops.
Install Wood or Stone Floors in the Kitchen
Finally, no one wants to buy a house that has ugly vinyl or tile floors in the kitchen. Both materials are hard to keep clean and look dated with today's choice of stainless steel appliances. The best options for your new kitchen floor are either natural stone or wood floors. If these options are too expensive for your remodeling budget, then you should install wood laminate flooring. Today's laminate flooring is designed to withstand the heavy traffic and occasional water that comes from being located in a kitchen.
To learn more about a kitchen remodel, contact a company like Kitchen & Bath Innovations.