Remodeling Tips for Selling Your Home

The Kitchen Master | August 30, 2022

Have you ever wondered why some homes sell faster — and over their asking price — than others? A primary reason is that some sellers remodel or make other improvements to increase their home’s value before listing it.

Fortunately, you don’t need to invest much money in upgrades to boost your home’s sales price. For instance, reasonably simple kitchen and bathroom improvements like upgraded lighting and refaced cabinets are budget-friendly ways to maximize your home’s value and help it stand out from other homes for sale in your neighborhood.

For nearly 40 years, we have provided Chicago homeowners with beautiful updated kitchen and bathroom designs. Our custom home remodeling services help you put your home in its best light for potential buyers while preserving your home’s unique character.

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Kitchen & Bathroom Remodeling Tips for Selling Your Home

Realtors say buyers are consistently drawn to properties with updated kitchens and bathrooms, as they love the idea of a move-in-ready home. Let’s look at some of the projects these experts believe will boost your home’s appeal and value.

Upgrade the Lighting

Whether natural or artificial, improved lighting brings new life to any room, making a home feel brighter and more spacious. Here are some tips to help upgrade the lighting in your home:

  • “Layered” lighting: Invest in “layered” lighting for your kitchen to highlight specific areas of the room and layout. 
  • Dimmers: Add dimmers in the kitchen and bath to create a beautiful ambiance and make the bulbs more energy-efficient.
  • Smart bulbs: Use smart bulbs for upgraded lighting and wow potential buyers with your tech-ready home.

Reface the Kitchen Cabinets

Refacing instead of replacing your kitchen cabinets is less expensive but often just as impressive. Today, you have various styles and finishes, including gorgeous cherry, maple, and oak wood veneers. You can also choose a classic cabinet color like white, black, or gray. Add some updated, on-trend hardware to complete the transformation. 

Replace Outdated Countertops and Appliances

Data from Consumer Reports found that installing new appliances and countertops could increase a home’s sales price by up to 7%. Replacing your home’s countertops, particularly old or damaged ones, can make your home more attractive to buyers.

Natural stone options like granite tend to add the most value. There’s no need to replace relatively new appliances in good condition. But if they’re older or damaged, swapping them out could, at a minimum, help you sell your home more quickly.

Create More Bathroom Storage

Many homebuyers love custom built-ins for their bathroom as they add elegance and provide maximum storage. New vanities with pullouts for everyday essentials are also welcome selling points, as are vertical storage units built into a bath’s walls and hidden behind touch-release doors.

Replace Old Bathroom Tile

Modern bathrooms are a high priority for many buyers. Even a minor bathroom remodel that replaces old tiles can make people envision themselves investing living in the home.

You have many tile material options, including natural stone, ceramic, and porcelains that mimic natural stone. To appeal to a broader range of potential buyers, consider installing the new tiling in a neutral color.

Learn More About Remodeling for Reselling

To ensure you’re making the best remodeling choices before selling your home, remember to put yourself in the shoes of potential buyers. Keep changes classic or understated in appearance but modern in functionality.

Our award-winning team has earned an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau and has a 100% past client recommendation rate from Guild Quality. We’re ready to give you the most rewarding design and remodeling experience, ensuring that you will sell your home as quickly as possible.

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