Drab Kitchen Make-Over…On a Budget

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Real Estate Agent with Real Living HER

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Ready to sell your Central Ohio home, but the kitchen needs an update, and you are on a tight budget?  There are tons of things that can be done to bring your dead kitchen back to life. 

Clean:

Removing wallpaper and borders are quick ways to update the look of your kitchen a little elbow grease water and vinegar will do the trick. 

Wipe down walls that do not need painting.  Don't forget doors baseboards and switch plates.

Clean oven, refrigerator and degrease backsplashes and appliances.

Paint:

Paint is always an inexpensive way to liven up a tired kitchen.  As always you want to stay with neutral colors and perhaps try out some of the new "Green "paint products.

Cabinets and Counter tops:

Change hardware on drawers and cabinets.  Replace hardware or consider removing and painting for a truly inexpensive update.

To update stained or damaged countertop try laminate sheets.  These sheets come in a variety of colors and styles and are inexpensive and easy to install.

Remember to keep the countertops as clutter free as possible.  Anything that is not in use should be removed.

Floors:

A quick easy fix for tired kitchen floors in your Central Ohio home are self adhesive vinyl tiles.  These tiles can be installed over existing linoleum flooring.

Appliances:

Can't afford the popular stainless steel or have miss-matched appliance consider painting them.  Painting appliances can be an expensive fix for problem appliances.

Faucets:

If you cannot replace the entire sink replace faucets for a quick fix.  Faucets come in a variety of colors and styles.

Backsplashes:

Backsplashesare a forgotten area that, if taken advantage of, can allow creativity and flare.   Backsplashes can be installed quickly and easily and makes a dull kitchen look finished and polished.

 

If you are looking for more cost effective tips to help your home sell call me at 614-273-6406 or email me at Vanessa.simmons@realliving.com

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Jim Crawford
Maximum One Executive REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
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Smart advice and a nice looking picture.  Sellers need to know they do not have to spend a fortune to get results.

Mar 03, 2009 11:55 PM #1
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Vanessa V. Simmons
Real Living HER - Columbus, OH
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Jim thanks for the comment.  Believe it or not this kitchen had white laminate cabinets and there were painted dark and new pulls were added. 

Mar 04, 2009 02:08 AM #2
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Wendy Welborne-Kimery
Keller Williams-Lake Norman Mooresville,NC - Mooresville, NC

This kitchen looks awesome.  We all know the kitchen is one of the main parts that sells the house.  Good job!

Mar 04, 2009 03:08 AM #3
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Vanessa V. Simmons
Real Living HER - Columbus, OH
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Wendy thanks for stopping by and your comment.

Mar 04, 2009 04:09 AM #4
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Zane Coffin
Century-21 Homestar - Geneva, OH
(Geneva Ohio Real Estate Agent)

Hi Vanessa lots of great advice thanks for the tips....peace zane

Mar 04, 2009 04:38 AM #5
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Vanessa, lots of great tips... I may use this for a seller I'm working on!  Thanks!!!

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