3 DIY Kitchen Upgrades That Will Boost Your Home Selling Price With Just A Few Hours Work

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3 DIY Kitchen Upgrades That Will Boost Your Home Selling Price With Just A Few Hours Work

 

Homeowners who want to increase the appeal of their residence before putting it up for sale can, within a few hours and with a little elbow grease, perform some do-it-yourself (DIY) kitchen upgrades that are sure to pique the interest of would-be buyers. Many people either have or are in the process of listing their home, so it makes sense to do as much as possible to attract the interest of prospective purchasers.

It need not cost a proverbial arm and a leg to boost the selling price of a home. Here are three DIY kitchen upgrades that will help homeowners gain a competitive advantage in the real estate market and get attractive offers for their residence.

 

On-The-Cheap Cabinet Upgrades

For a DIY upgrade project that won't cost much money and won't take much time, homeowners should consider revamping their cabinetry, as long as the cabinets are structurally sound. After cleaning them and, if necessary, sanding down any rough spots, homeowners can apply a coat or two of paint and, after the paint dries, install new knobs or handles to finish off the project.

The end result will be a totally transformed kitchen that likely won't require more than a can of paint, sandpaper, some cleaner and some knobs or handles.

 

Upgrade Your Countertops

It's amazing how much of a difference an upgraded countertop can make to the overall look of a kitchen. Homeowners who believe that a new countertop would definitely transform their kitchen have a number of options at their disposal such as buying a new one, tiling over the existing one or repainting the existing one.

Often the easiest of the three options is repainting, since this simply involves sanding the surface, priming it, applying the paint and then applying numerous coats of polyurethane to safeguard the finish.

 

Transform Your Kitchen Backsplash

While a nice-looking kitchen backsplash can be a plus for would-be home buyers, the fact of the matter is that an ugly backsplash will definitely turn off prospective purchasers.

A cheap and relatively quick way to give a backsplash a new lease on life is to use so-called tile decals that, because of the adhesive they contain, can be pasted over top of existing backsplash tiles. There many different options in terms of styles, colors and concepts, so homeowners will be able to find the perfect option to make their backsplash look as good as new.

 

Preparing to list a home and get acceptable offers involves ensuring that your home will stack up nicely compared to other homes up for sale in the area. As it turns out, doing some quick and relatively simple kitchen upgrades will help to attract prospective buyers. Tips for performing any of these DIY upgrades can be found either at neighborhood big-box stores or online.

For more information on the real estate market or to get more information on any related topics, call me, your trusted real estate professional today at (781) 956-6591 or sheilamoylanrealtor@gmail.com for a no-obligation consultation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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On-The-Cheap Cabinet Upgrades

http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/photos/0,,20406173,00.html

 

upgrade the cabinets

http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/photos/0,,20214737,00.html

 

Kitchen backsplash

http://www.hgtv.com/kitchens/kitchen-update-add-a-glass-tile-backsplash/index.html

 

 

 

 

 

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Randy Shamburger
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Great information, thanks for sharing.

Have a Big day,

Randy

Jul 15, 2014 02:40 AM #1
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Suzanne Otto
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Love these ideas Sheila! I'm a huge fan of painting your old cabinets so they look brand new. 

Jul 15, 2014 11:27 PM #2
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Sheila Moylan, REALTOR®
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Hi Randy - Thanks! Hope you have a successful July!!

 

Hi Suzanne - If done right - old cabinets look great with a paint job.

Jul 16, 2014 10:52 AM #3
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