Top Five Kitchen Improvements

Top Five Kitchen Improvements

[Excerpts from Jim Remley (Real Estate Agent, Oregon) new book entitled Sell Your Home in Any Market – 50 Surprisingly Simple Strategies to Sell Your Home Fast and For Top Dollar!]

Your kitchen can make or break the sale of your home. Why? A potential buyer might overlook the fact that the bedrooms are on the “smallish side”, but if the kitchen does not measure up, you may want to consider the top 5 kitchen improvements, as recommended by Jim Remley, a top real estate agent in Oregon!

Sinks & Faucets

Kitchen sink improvement

– Clean your faucets, re-caulk your sink and if it’s chipped, go to your local hardware store for a fixer kit. If it’s really beat up, maybe it’s time to upgrade the faucets, the sink or both.




Appliance Upgrade

Kitchen Improvements modern appliances

– Updated appliances that match will make buyers take a second look. It’s not cheap—but can make the real estate sign change from “For Sale” to “Sold”. As well, small appliances that take up counter space, and are rarely used, should be packed and stored (break makers, toaster oven).



Kitchen Cabinets

Modern kitchen cabinets designs ideas

–You have two options here – replace old cabinets or opt for the less expensive option of re-facing the older ones. Make sure that whatever you do, that they match your appliances.




New Lighting

under cabinet lighting

– Buyers are looking for bright, yet soft lighting which makes working in the kitchen a joy. In addition to upgrading the fixtures, consider installing lighting under cabinets for “task lighting” which throws light to counter top work areas below.




Counter Tops

Modern Kitchen Countertops

– The counter top is the one thing that ties every piece of your kitchen together. If not, the most expensive and time consuming is to have them totally replaced. However, there is a cheaper update where you can have them resurfaced with stone veneer, tile or wood laminate. Don’t forget to update your back splash as a worn out back-splash can make the nicest counter tops look dated or dull.

2016-11-08T19:02:10+00:00 Categories: Good Thoughts with Roger Savy|