Ever been in the market for purchasing a home? If you have, you’ve probably scanned listing after listing until one sparks an interest. So, what can make a home interesting? Well, the big secret is (drum roll, please), the homes that sell are the homes that set themselves apart – especially the kitchen! If you are selling, you know you have to spend some time giving your home a little TLC preparing it for a sell, and we recommend giving the kitchen a little extra attention. Why? Because the kitchen is the most valuable space in your home and buyers want a fresh-faced kitchen. So, how do you set your kitchen apart from all the other homes in the housing market? Find out how below:
A Simple and Classic Color Palette Sells
When you think about your favorite color, it may not be your neighbors favorite color. That’s why choosing the right color palette for your home is extremely important. Extreme colors such as red, green and blue can come off as aggressive, so consider going a little softer such as neutral colors like pale greys, creams, and whites. It’s much easier for potential buyers to envision themselves in your space when colors are modest and unassuming. The same rule goes for your cabinetry as well. A little paint goes a long way. Painting your stained cabinets can make a huge difference in the space. Today many homeowners are white and bright kitchens.
Incorporate Designer Elements
If you want to set yourself apart from other homes on the market (even brand new ones!), swap out the “builder grade” finishes and incorporate designer elements (think backsplash, countertops, flooring, light fixtures). Today, homes are mass produced so in order to save time and money (unless the buyer is involved), builders will create a standard of finishes that are uninteresting. For example, floor tile used as the backsplash is very common with mass-produced homes. As a recommendation, why not swap out the backslash with a simple subway tile? Subway tile is classic and popular among buyers!
You can paint the cabinetry, install a new backsplash, and replace the countertops. But also think about adding some finishing touches that elevate the space and giving it more of a custom look. For example, why not install some hardware for your cabinetry? This is super easy to do! If you currently have the hardware but want to replace it, be sure to measure the center to center drill holes before installing new ones. In addition to hardware, think about the other fixtures such as the sink and faucet. If they are old and outdated, you want to consider a swap. A little investment goes a long way!