When buyers start looking at homes for sale there are rooms that can make their eyes pop and rooms that have a hard time doing anything much than being what they are.
Eye Popping Rooms:
- Sunrooms (Because they are extra and create new emotions)
If you are thinking of selling your home this spring or summer take a hard look at your kitchen.
- How old is it?
- Does it represent the price point you expect to sell at?
- Will it make buyers croon or cringe.
- If you were staying would you like to update it?
Million dollar homes with laminate counter tops can make buyers sigh. 40 year old homes with original cabinetry will make buyers sigh. Buyers know they’ll be inheriting a property that in the not too distant future will need an expensive renovation. The same is true with bathrooms, especially if they all need updating.
Should I Replace or Reface My Kitchen Cabinets
Refacing is the lowest cost option. The cabinets are the most expensive part of a kitchen remodel. If your cabinets are not that old then this might be a viable choice. Dressing up the cabinets with new door front and drawer fronts, add a new sink, faucet and granite counter top and it looks new.
If your cabinets are old you might want to replace instead. Buyers open cabinet doors and drawers and it instantly becomes clear it was a refacing job. The drawer runners are old, no longer smooth, the interior of the cabinets can be stained or dirty no matter how much you cleaned, the color may not match.
- When it comes to selling your home if you put a new kitchen in you’ll get more money and a faster sale.
- If you reface you run the risk of a disappointed buyer or two or three.
- Your final option is to drop the price to allow for outdated kitchens and bathrooms, but not every buyer want to take on projects regardless of price.
For more home selling tips, stay tuned or give us a call. Corinne can be reached at 847-363-3686