Remodel Your Kitchen to Sell Your Hugo, MN House

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Real Estate Agent

Selling your Hugo, MN house can seem like a daunting task, and you have certainly considered the question “What do I need to do to my house to sell it?”.

There are a few places where you can spend remodeling money and be almost assured of a 100%+ return on your money, and the kitchen is the #1 spot. However, this doesn’t mean that you should just spend crazy amounts of money on the very finest appliances and features. As realtor Elizabeth Weintraub states in this article, “The high-end kitchens don’t return as much as the mid-range or minor kitchen remodels. Most buyers won’t pay extra for a built-in Sub Zero refrigerator, professional 8-burner stove, undermount sink or travertine floors.” So spend your money on the designs and upgrades that the majority of buyers are interested in. To wit:

Refrigerator Style
Nearly 80% of all kitchens designed by National Kitchen and Bath Association members used French Door refrigerators. Your freezer-top fridge will take your whole kitchen down a few notches in terms of “class” and interest.

Show it and Hide it
Show your appliances, such as your free stand mixer and blender. But hide your trash – remodels should include a dedicated storage unit for garbage.

Ovens
The demand for double wall ovens is on the rise, and while not critical to selling your Hugo home, this is one place that might be worthwhile to invest in to get a little extra notice.

Cabinets
Play conservative here; fewer buyers want “creative” cabinetry. Go for classic styles and finishes. Your house may not sell if your cabinets are not updated, that’s how crucial the look of a kitchen is to most buyers.

Counters and Sinks
You don’t need to buy granite to find someone interested in your home, unless it’s a very high-end home. Laminate counters will work. But be sure your sink has newer fixtures and are clean and new looking. Buyers don’t buy leaks and stains.

There are hundreds of place that you could spend money to remodel your home for a sale.  Narrow your focus to the areas that are most important to buyers, and you’ll make your Hugo, MN house stand out from the crowd!

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