You’ve likely heard that the kitchen is the heart of the home. That is why you should always look at your kitchen when making updates as you get ready to sell. However, kitchen updates, even those that look luxurious, don’t have to be difficult or cost a lot of money. Let’s look at seven luxurious kitchen updates that will add value and appeal to your home.
Believe it or not, simply changing your cabinet handles and pulls can make a big impact in your kitchen. Consider adding something like brushed nickel or a dash of color. However, don’t get too creative. Just because you are enamored with fairies doesn’t mean those coming into your home will want them in the kitchen. Remember, the goal is to attract as many buyers as possible, so stick with a more classic look.
Do your cabinets look a bit dull? Adding paint is an inexpensive way to brighten up dark or worn cabinets. When painting, be sure to paint in a neutral color. Although many people assume this means white or cream, neutral simply means colors found in nature. This includes shades of blue, green, yellow, and brown.
If you look around a luxury kitchen, you will note that some cabinets have glass fronts. This is easy to do in your own kitchen. Simply remove some of the front panels and replace with glass. If you worry about seeing a mess, then use frosted glass. You can also get rid of doors to provide an open shelf concept. This is a good place to display pretty dishware and add color to the room.
If you want to add color, but don’t want to paint the cabinets, consider adding an accent wall. The accent wall should be darker than the other walls in the room by about two shades. This creates a focal point and gives the room some pizzazz.
Lighting fixtures can really date a kitchen. If you have old light fixtures, try adding some pendant lighting instead. Pendant lights are not expensive and can transform your kitchen space. The best place for pendant lighting is over a table, island, or workspace.
Window treatments are a great way to add color. However, be aware of the light and space. Don’t use curtains that block all the natural light to the kitchen. Also, remember that you will be cooking and washing dishes in the area so grease and water could ruin the fabric. When adding curtains to a kitchen, less is more. Think about a tailored look or even shades that fit within the window.
Your backsplash is a very small area with a big impact. Although it will cost very little to change the backsplash, a new color, texture, or style can make an ordinary kitchen feel more luxurious. Your backsplash can be made from tile or even semi-gloss paint. Most hardware stores have do-it-yourself kits to help you create a backsplash that will get your potential buyers talking.
These simple kitchen updates can help you take a boring kitchen and make it spectacular. If you’d like more tips on updating your home before listing it, give us a call. We’d love to help you get the most money for your home.