Sunday Seller Tips: Don't Have The Money for New Kitchen Cabinets?

Reblogger Donna Foerster
Real Estate Agent with Cherry Creek Properties, LLC

Sunday Seller Tips: Don't Have The Money For New Kitchen Cabinets?

What do your kitchen cabinets say about your kitchen?  What's worse, what do they say about your house?  A dated kitchen could put a damper on the sale of your WHOLE house!

Don't have the money to replace the cabinets? Have you thought of painting them?  Shar Sitter, a professional Home Stager in Minneapolis, MN suggests paint.  Look at the incredible difference in the before and after photos!

Compliments of The Foerster Team, Rocky Mountain Real Estate Advisors, (720) 530-5554


Original content by Shar Sitter

Are Your Kitchen Cabinets Dated but You Don't Have Thousands of Dollars for New?

Home Staging and Redesign Minneapolis, MN.

As a Designer and Home Stager I come across many kitchens that need updating. Many homeowners want to update their kitchens, either for gaining top dollar when selling or for their own enjoyment.

I can't say it enough, "KITCHENS SELL HOMES". Period.

A total kitchen update costs tens of thousands of dollars and if you are staying in your home it is okay, spend the money and enjoy it.

If you are selling you may be wondering the best place to spend your money to update the kitchen to receive the greatest return on your investment; or you may be staying in your home and want to update but have limited funds and are wondering what you can.

I have a suggestion. Paint those dated cabinets! Yes it is okay to paint me.

It's an easy update that will cost fractions of what new cabinets would cost and is especially the way to go if the insides of your cabinets are in good shape.

Take a look at this kitchen. Nothing has been updated for at least 20 years. The homeowner did not want to invest the money for new cabinets or counter tops but wanted an updated look.


 Old Dated Cabinets


My suggestion? Paint the cabinets, change the hardward and buy stainless steel appliances.


Painted and Updated Cabinets 

As you can see I suggested a two tone look for the cabinets. Dark on the bottom, light on top that is fresh and modern.

The wall color was also selected to enhance the color of the cabinets and counter top. Darker than the top cabinets and lighter than the lower cabinets. A new faucet also added an instant update and the entire kitchen looks new and fresh.

So if you are asking my opinion "Is it okay to Paint Your Kitchen Cabinets?"



Rooms With Style is a full service Home Staging and Redesign Firm. If you need suggestions to update your home for selling or for your own enjoyment please give us a call.


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Bill Reddington
Re/max Southern Realty - Destin, FL
Destin Florida Real Estate

Refacing cabinets is a great idea. Upgrade turned out well in this instance. Just sol a condo that needs updating. Getting a price for the buyer this week.

Jun 10, 2012 02:39 PM #1
Donna Foerster
Cherry Creek Properties, LLC - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Agent

Hello Bill~ The change in appliances also made a difference in this particular makeover.

Jun 10, 2012 02:44 PM #2
Tammy Emineth
Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing - Marysville, WA
Content Marketer, SEO Teacher, Website Fixer

Great reblog and so true! Just a quick (and good) coast of paint, maybe new hardware can really make a huge difference! Hey, thanks for subscribing! I really appreciate it! :-D Have a great week you guys!

Jun 11, 2012 04:49 AM #3
Donna Foerster
Cherry Creek Properties, LLC - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Agent

Hi Tammy~ Love the idea of adding new hardware.

Jun 11, 2012 09:52 AM #4
Valerie Zinger
House Proud Ottawa-Ontario-Canada - Ottawa, ON
Home Organizer
Donna. It is a good alternative to spending thousands. Now, Buyers are astute enough to know it was an inexpensive fix but the kitchen looks good enough that they won't ve turned off. Shar does excellent work.
Jun 11, 2012 03:42 PM #5
Donna Foerster
Cherry Creek Properties, LLC - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Agent

Valerie~ Shar does exceptional work! An inexpensive fix can make the difference between For Sale and SOLD!

Jun 11, 2012 03:53 PM #6
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