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November
7

The kitchen is a critical part of the home that buyers pay attention to. Here are the upgrades you should make.

Your kitchen is one of the most used areas of your home. It can also be a deal breaker if you are trying to sell your home. A few kitchen improvements can make a huge difference in how quickly your home sells. Our real estate agents can go over your kitchen with you and determine which of the following improvements may speed up the sale of your home. Even if you only make two or three improvements, the odds of selling your home quickly dramatically increase.

  • Give Your Cabinets a Facelift – Give your cabinets a quick facelift by changing the door fronts and replacing the knobs and handles. If you are working on a tight budget, painting your cabinets may be just what they need to look brand new.

  • Upgrade Your Lighting – Upgrade your lighting by replacing your old light fixtures with new ones that are more in style. Even inexpensive light fixtures can make a dramatic improvement.

  • Install a New Backsplash – Get rid of your old, grease-stained backsplash and install a fresh, new one. Tile or metal sheeting will make an easy-to-clean backsplash that will stand out.

  • Deep Clean Your Kitchen – Give your kitchen a good deep cleaning. Move your appliances and clean out your cabinets. Clean out your pantry and organize all of your cabinets. Even if this is the only thing you do, your kitchen will shine and look almost as good as new.

  • Lighten the Color – Many Bergen County homes for sale will get a facelift simply by adding a new coat of paint to the kitchen walls. Darker-colored kitchens aren't as popular as they used to be. Lighter colors make for a brighter room.

  • Replace Old Fixtures – Replace your old sink fixtures. Shiny new fixtures, or brushed metal ones, will give your kitchen a whole new look. Buy new fixtures that match your new light fixtures. It will tie everything together.

  • Deep Clean Your Flooring – Replacing your kitchen flooring can be quite costly. Deep cleaning your floor all the way to the walls and underneath your furniture and appliances will do wonders for improving the look of your kitchen.

  • Swap Out Your Countertops – If you have the money, you can swap out your countertops. Installing marble or quartz may allow you to increase the resale value of your home. Getting rid of chipped or worn countertops will make a world of difference when you get ready to sell your home.

Your kitchen can be the showcase of your home. A little elbow grease and a small investment may pay off bigger than you think. Contact our agents today to find out how we can help you get the most out of your home. Most people think of their kitchen as the gathering place for their families. Spending a little extra time and money on your kitchen before you list it on the market may actually pay off big. Working with a reputable real estate agent is the best way to make the most out of small improvements!

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