Kitchen cabinetry, countertops and backsplashes can sometimes turn off buyers at the first hello. Yet, a total redo may be too costly. Here are some ways you can rework parts of the room for an impressive refresh.
Cabinets often represent the biggest cost of a redo, typically 50 percent to 60 percent of the total budget. They also are often the biggest eyesore, particularly if the style of fronts, paint finish, or color appears dated. Many designers and real estate experts say it’s relatively easy to sand down the fronts; paint, stain, or spray cabinetry; and then install new snazzy hardware.
Update countertops and the sink.
The latest generation of affordable laminates has come a long way aesthetically and functionally. Some home owners may want to splurge on newer and pricier sink models that can be accessorized with fitted cutting boards, drain holders, colanders, prep dishes and faucet.
Update the backsplash.
The area between the counter and cabinets or ceiling is highly visible in most kitchens. It’s even more noticeable if it has a dated tile design, such as diamonds, embedded in a rectangle or a fruit basket motif. A classic look includes subway tiles in a row. For a twist install them vertically rather than in the traditional horizontal way.
Paint the room.
Always the least expensive way to affect change, paint can be selected in a neutral shade for wide appeal. But nowadays, neutrals no longer just mean white or beige; soft greens and blues work well as universal mixers.
Author:Heather F Davidson Phone: 609-209-7581 Dated: October 12th 2015 Views: 227 About Heather: I'm an agent whose business is built on the promise of exceptional customer service. If you are sel...
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