There are many features of a home that factor into a buyers decision in what home they buy. None of those characteristics rate at the same level as the kitchen remodel. It’s human nature for individuals to focus on the quality of a kitchen above any other room in the house. As long as the kitchen has been redone, most families can overlook other defects. The kitchen is the heart of a home and no other room has the same level of importance in the selection of a property. Owners can go out and spend $1,000’s of dollars for a major overhaul, this is more for those families that are limited in revenue. Let’s look at a few affordable kitchen additions that can make a difference.
Kitchen Counters: Yes, granite is now in vogue, but the cost can be enormous. Laminate can resemble the traditional look of granite, for about half the price. Fourty feet of laminate counters would run about $2000, compared to approximately $4000 for granite counters.
More Lighting: The more, the better when it comes to light. Adding an LED under cabinet light can have a striking effect for under fifty dollars.
Cabinet Hardware: When money is tight and replacing cabinets are out of the question, why not just replace handles and knobs. The average kitchen has approximately forty handles and knobs. The price difference can be significant and range from two dollars per, up to twenty dollars for each handle and knob. The after effect is dramatic and will certainly enhance those dull cabinets.
Kitchen Organization: Buyers today wants a feel of spaciousness in their kitchen. A functional kitchen is more important than elaborate decorations and designs. Practical storage is the way to go. Over-the-door hooks, baskets in the pantry, drawer organizers, wall hooks for pots and pans and stackable shelves for cabinets will add appeal. Clear the clutter for less than two hundred dollars.
Floor Appearance: There are many choices in floors, but understanding cost is essential. Tile floors can be rather pricey. There are gorgeous linoleum floors that can be deceptive to the eye and unless you look closely, would appear to be tile. The cost for linoleum can be more than half the cost compared to tile, hardwood or laminate flooring. These low-cost improvements are appealing, affordable and helps create a selling amenity. Please visit my website www.JohnnyBrooksHomes.com for helpful tips on buying or selling a home and easy access to view all local area homes for sale in Davis, California and the surrounding communities.