Upgrade Your Kitchen & Bath Without Remodeling

Home Improvement

1 copyIf you are planning to sell your home, the question of remodeling is sure to have come to mind. An updated kitchen or bath can add considerable appeal to your listing, but you don’t necessarily need to completely renovate your space. Anyone who is on a budget or time constraint, can make significant updates to their kitchen or bath without remodeling.

One of the biggest costs to updating your kitchen or bathroom can be cabinet replacements. If your cabinets are in good shape, instead of buying new ones, update the ones you have. Some options include a fresh coat of paint and new door pulls, but glass panel inserts are another way to add a dramatic design element, and more light to the room. Cabinet organizers are another great idea. Pull-out shelves and lazy-Susan inserts offer a great way to increase storage space, always a plus when it comes to attracting potential buyers.

Lighting throughout your home can make a big impact towards impressing viewers. In the kitchen and bathroom in particular, lighting can make a huge difference. LED lights are a low-cost, energy saving option. These lights are small and bright, and can be used in such a wide array of designs, the biggest limitation may just be your imagination. Lights placed underneath cabinets are a great way to brighten a kitchen or bath. When installed above, they can enhance the ambience of the space; which can also be updated with a fresh coat of paint on the walls. A neutral shade such as white, beige or grey, works best when it comes appealing to a greater number of potential buyers.

2 copyCounters and floors also need to be taken into consideration when updating your kitchen or bath. If they are in good shape, a deep clean and fresh coat of stain or wax may be just what’s needed. If you are looking at replacing counter tops or flooring there are a variety of lower-cost options, including laminate and linoleum options, which have improved in quality and choices over the years. One way to make a big impact for lower cost is with tile. For the floor, the counters, or even the walls, tile is often more cost effective than stone, and offers a wide variety of materials, color and design. One popular trend is to install a tile runner, or focal strip of tile, behind the stove in the kitchen, or around the vanity in the bathroom for example. This adds drama without going overboard in cost or décor.

Updating your kitchen or bath can make a positive impact towards attracting potential buyers. When it comes to helping my clients, I aim to make a positive impact towards all their real estate needs. When you are ready to sell, or buy a home, you want to work with a Realtor® who cares and is ready to put their expertise to work for you. Learn more at our website, DriscollProperty.com, then contact the Driscoll Properties Team at 847-533-6786 to help you discover the home of your dreams