Your kitchen is one area of the home that must be sell-ready. This room is where potential buyers will spend much of their time and you want to make a good impression. Unfortunately, upgrading and renovating the kitchen area can become expensive. The average kitchen renovation costs between $12,000 to $33,000 and will be significantly more if you choose luxury appliances and features. Luckily, you don’t have to spend thousands of dollars to make an impression on home-buyers. Here are a few tips for upgrading your kitchen on a budget.
1. Paint the Cabinets
If your kitchen cabinets are still structurally sound and in good condition, simply repaint them. A coat of paint can provide a clean, fresh look in the kitchen and it is also an excellent way to add a touch of color to the space. Plus, you only have to spend money on painting supplies, instead of thousands of dollars for new cabinetry.
2. Install New Backsplash
The backsplash around your counters is not only functional and great at catching spills and splatters, but it also is an excellent way to spruce up and modernize an area. If you want to add lots of color to your kitchen, you can find colorful tile options or if you are looking for a simpler look, subway tiles are an excellent choice. The type of material you use for your backsplash will determine how much you spend on this project but ceramic or peel-and-stick options are fairly cost-friendly.
3. Purchase a New Kitchen Faucet
Home-buyers will pay attention to your sink. This is a place where they will go every day to wash dishes, cook, or grab a glass of water. It is important that this area is not only decluttered and clean when potential buyers come and look at the house, but also updated. Swap out an old, small faucet for a large, modern one that is aesthetically pleasing. Even better, this small change won’t cost tons of money and can be completed in an afternoon.
4. Focus on the Seating
A kitchen area with very little seating can deter many buyers from your home. This means that as you get your home sell-ready it is crucial that you prepare it with ample seating in mind. If you have a bar area on the counters, make sure you have small stools there to showcase it. If you do have a small budget, consider installing a small built-in breakfast nook or extra counter space for eating.
There are many ways to create the perfect kitchen without spending much money or completely renovating your Markham home. Once your house is sell-ready, talk to a Markham real estate agent and begin the selling process today.