When it comes to selling your home, the kitchen is one of the main rooms that will often be a deciding factor for prospective buyers. It also happens to be one of the easiest to add value and make it that much more attractive (and functional) for buyers and yourself. Kitchen window treatments will also help as will lighting, countertops and other items we go into detail about below.
Make a Splash With Stylish Kitchen Window Treatments
Not only are kitchen window treatments immediately noticeable upon walking into a kitchen, but they also add value to your home. Plus, they can be easily customized to match the theme of your kitchen and control the natural light.
Get Extra Functionality and Value by Adding an Island
For those with larger kitchen spaces, adding an island is a perfect addition. Not only is it a great spot to relax and work, it’s also another opportunity to add more countertop space and create another food prep area.
Plus, you can also purchase or build one that can double as a table to sit and eat at or even put the island on wheels so you can move it around as you need it.
Use a Neutral Colour Scheme
This is especially important if you’re prepping your home to be sold. Neutral colour schemes help buyers envision their plans for the kitchen and won’t add bias to their choice.
Don’t neglect the backsplash either. Take the opportunity to modernize it, or simply fix ageing areas so it looks like new.
Update Your Windows
If your windows do about as much for insulation as an unlocked door does for security, it might be time to update your windows. You could take the time to even make them bigger to add more light to your kitchen or just add newer ones that seal in your indoors.
Don’t forget to add some kitchen window treatments to add even more value and wow buyers.
Redo Your Cabinets
Cabinets can definitely make an impact on buyers when it comes to the kitchen. Take the opportunity to add more value to your home by giving them a fresh coat of paint and some modern knobs or handles. Don’t forget to clean and sand them down before painting though.
If they haven’t been replaced since you bought your home, you could always redo them entirely to bring them up-to-date with the rest of the design and theme of your home.
Everything Including the Kitchen Sink
Newer fixtures leave a lasting impression and they can even give your kitchen more functionality. For instance, some new faucets have command features you can control through smart speakers like preset temperatures and precision amounts of water and are even touchless to turn on and off.
Many also come with sprayer pull–outs to more easily clean caked-on food which can make cleaning up after meals much easier.
Refresh Your Countertops
Finally, one of the best ways to add value to your kitchen is replacing the countertops. We recommend choosing something neutral again, as it will be easier to pair it with your cabinets and will offer a greater breadth of options overall.
Do your research though, some countertops do stain more easily than others so certain materials may not be best depending on your use and plans.
Some other ideas you may also want to consider that will also add value to your home include modernizing and/or adding more lighting, updating your finishes, and buying new appliances like dishwashers or refrigerators.
The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in any home and after these updates, you’ll definitely have an attractive, and valuable kitchen.