Kitchens Sell Houses

by Christine DemosJune 7, 2017

One of the biggest returns on investment in your home comes from a kitchen remodel. Kitchens are the heart of the modern home, and home buyers are looking to be ‘wowed.’ Whether you’re on a budget or not, here are a few items you simply cannot overlook!


Reface or, if finances allow, replace worn kitchen cabinets. A can of paint really can do wonders to freshen up a kitchen if the cabinets are in great shape. However, if you have cabinetry that needs reviving, save money and replace only the doors. Older cabinets are often solid maple or oak and will look quite nice with refaced doors.


Kitchen Appliances

Invest in matching kitchen appliances. All black, white or stainless steel will give a kitchen a current look. Unless you are planning on staying in the house for seven to ten years, don’t waste finances on designer appliances. While saying good-bye to old-school appliances, why not swap them out for sleek new energy-efficient ones? An appliance with an Energy Star label has been certified by the government to use 10-50 percent less energy and water than conventional appliances. Home buyers love this amenity and are seeking it out while searching.

If you are able to afford high-end touches like granite countertops or new back splashes, then you will almost certainly recoup money spent. Experts agree that kitchen remodels return an average of 80 percent of every dollar paid.

Tips for selling now:

New cabinet pulls are an inexpensive method to change the way cabinets look. Be sure to clean all notes or photos off of the refrigerator–don’t want any clutter! Speaking of clutter, eliminate any unnecessary items off the kitchen counter (almost everything) to make room for small decorative pieces that will contribute to a friendly look (i.e. cookbooks, flowers, new dish towels, etc.). is the place to dream and discover your ideal home! Are you starting to get the itch to look for your first or next home, but don’t know where to start? You’ve come to the right place! Browse our real estate and lifestyle blog for home buying tips, mortgage guides, DIY ideas, interior design, lifestyle topics, general home inspiration, or just some homes fun. We are sure you can scratch that itch and find all the information and tools you need to help in your home search. Want to start looking at available real estate right now? Head to our home page and check out homes for sale or rent listings all over the country.

Happy house hunting!

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About The Author
Christine Demos
Christine is the Content Marketing Specialist for She's a small town girl at heart, who currently lives in Norfolk, VA with her husband and their fur baby. When she's not working, she enjoys cooking, decorating, traveling, and binge watching Netflix. As a proud Virginia Tech alum, she also loves cheering on the Hokies!