7 Inexpensive Ways to Make Your Kitchen Sell

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 Low Cost Fixes for the Kitchen to Make it Look Good and Sell 


There are many inexpensive things you can do to brighten up a kitchen and make it look more current. Especially when you are ready to sell, you don't want to invest tens of thousands in your kitchen. Some easy, do-it-yourself ways can improve the look and make the appearance more inviting to buyers and to you.

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  1. Clean everything. Appliances, cabinet fronts and insides, baseboards, flooring, ceiling corners and over the cabinets all need a cleaning cloth put to them. I mean really deep clean. Once you have a clean slate you can see what you need to do next.
  2. Remove the clutter. Countertops and cabinets need to be cleared with relatively few items on top.
  3. Make sure you have good lighting. Changing out an old light fixture for a more up-to-date style with better lighting output can put your kitchen in a whole different light and decade. More light is better light in a kitchen.
  4. Please, please remove all the calendars, magnets and artwork from the front and sides of the refrigerator. Remove all clutter from the top of it, too.
  5. Remove curtains, clean windows and if you need to block out too much direct sun, invest in wood or faux wood blinds or a pretty shade. A small valance can also be attractive.
  6. Paint walls and trim with a fresh new color. Trends toward graytones, very subtle greens and soft yellows continue to be popular. Check out some of the new kitchen colors on Pinterest and take a chance on something new but don't go too bold and over the top.
  7. If the cabinets are totally beat up, paint them. Regardless investing in new cabinet hardware can make them look like they had a face-lift. 

When all of this is done, stage the countertops with a few tasteful pieces of colorful decor, such as a bowl of fruit, a colorful cookie jar, a vase with some cooking utensils or a kitchen plant. 

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Tens of thousands can be put into deluxe kitchens and most sellers can't do it, Richard Iarossi.

Jan 10, 2017 03:52 PM #56
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I think paint helps tremendously and a new backsplash can add pizazz, Harry F. D'Elia.

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Funny, Marco Giancola that kitchen floor is a very popular style here and isn't bad at all for a home around $100,000. It is a great value.

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Thanks, James (Jim) Lawson, DBA and glad you liked it.

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Thanks Roy Kelley. I hope it will be helpful to sellers on very tight budgets.

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This is a great list.  Sellers don't always have lots of money to remodel or reenovate, so finding inexpensive ways to brighten up the kitchen and staging the countertops can make a big difference.

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I appreciate you, Sybil Campbell and your comment.

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The kitchen is the heart of the home, focusing efforts on it pay off.

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Great tips, Debbie. And like James (Jim) Lawson, DBA I like the low budget needed for sprucing up the room. 

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Great tips especially paint the kitchen. The kitchen is generally one of the smallest rooms in the house.

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I think people really underestimate the effect of lighting! With all the new LED options this is an easy inexpensive fix.

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Some very good ideas! Thanks.

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All good advice, Debbie Reynolds .  There is a lot that can be done without spending ANY money.  

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Thanks Deborah Spence for commenting. Have a good weekend.

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That is why I wrote this post, Diana White-Pettis to help out those sellers on a small budget.

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Hi Carol Williams, If sellers will start with the small inexpensive items they may not have to go any further.

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Hi Matt Brady, I am partial to good lighting and the fashionable new light fixtures.

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I just visted a seller today that I suggested painting the cabinets. The kitchen looks totally different, Peter Mohylsky.

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Hi Kathleen Luiten, so glad you found some value in the post.

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Hi Michelle Carr-Crowe-Top 1% Diamond Certified Real Estate Team Sells Cupertino San Jose Homes-Just Call 408-252-8900, I know it is my favorite room.

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