Should Your Reface Your Kitchen Cabinets Before Selling?

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Should You Reface your Kitchen Cabinets Before Selling?


Many homes in Winnetka and the North Shore have beautiful (and not very old)  kitchens with wood cabinets. Nowadays, the current trend of white or painted kitchens is going strong and stained wood cabinets scream “dated.”


If you are planning on selling your home, understand that kitchens can make or break a home - particularly in our current North Shore housing market. But kitchen renovations are costly, so if yours is in decent condition, there is a good option. A simple fix would be repainting, refacing, or replacing the cabinet fronts.


However you decide to go, the transformation is amazing, is less expensive than a whole kitchen remodel, and produces less waste. The bigger benefit would be a faster sale for more money - buyers don't want to do work!


These six kitchen makeovers - the first photo showing the original and the 2nd with the makeover - can help you envision changes to your kitchen. Plus, there’s more than just white out there!







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Margaret Goss is a full-time real estate broker since 1998 working in the North Shore communities of Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Glencoe, Northfield, Glenview, and Evanston.

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Leif Price
Spot Color Marketing - Portland, OR
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Keeping up with the trends can help in selling homes faster. Thanks for the tips.

Jul 18, 2019 07:03 PM #1
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

HI Margaret= I agree. The kitchen is so important to buyers but now everyone had it in their budget to remodel a whole kitchen. refacing the doors can be a big plus.

Jul 20, 2019 12:05 PM #2
Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Refacing is a great option to update a kitchen for less investment. 

Jul 23, 2019 09:20 AM #3
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

I am planning to redo my kitchen and may use white cabinets. Not sure yet. Like seeing the before and after photos.

Aug 05, 2019 01:44 PM #4
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