on Tuesday, October 16th, 2018 at 10:23am.
The kitchen is the most important room in the house for buyers and it can make or break a sale. If you want a kitchen remodel that will help sell your home in the near or far future, you should choose things that will appeal to the largest audience of potential buyers. Here are more tips:
Appeal to the masses.
Kitchen renovations should appeal to the greatest number of people possible if you want to sell your home quicker and for a better price. Don’t think about what would suit your own specific taste, but what the largest number of potential buyers would prefer. Over personalizing the space can be a big mistake. Buyers don’t want to have to re-do a brand-new kitchen because it doesn’t match their style.
Find out what buyers want.
Your real estate agent can provide insight on what buyers in your specific market are looking for in a kitchen remodel. As an experienced professional, they’ll know what attracts buyers and what turns them away. Sometimes it can be as simple as a popular paint colour or a certain type of appliance.
Don’t get crazy with colour.
A simple colour scheme is your best bet for renovating your home for sale. Keep things neutral for wall colour, countertops, floors and backsplashes. It doesn’t have to be stark white but keep the colours light and natural. This type of colour scheme appeals to the greatest number of buyers. If someone wants to add their own bold accents to the space, they can do that after they buy it.
Don’t overspend on lavish materials.
You’re planning on moving out of this house, so now is not the time to finally get the $10,000 deluxe range you’ve always wanted. Save that for your new home! Purchase materials, products and appliances that are necessary, but leave out luxury items for the home you plan on living in.
Add something special.
Sometimes it’s the little things that can make a big difference. Add some fun features like a device charging station, cozy under-cabinet lighting or some roll-out drawers in the lower cabinets. Anything extra that can make a buyer ooh and aah can work in your favour.