An updated kitchen can go a long way towards increasing the value of your home. Even if you don’t have the money for a complete kitchen renovation, there are still many improvements you can make that will increase your home’s value.
Consider making these kitchen upgrades to increase the value of your home:
Repaint the Walls
A new coat of paint on the walls will brighten and freshen up your kitchen. Choose a paint color that is neutral and reflects light. Home buyers are looking for kitchens that are bright and cheerful.
Paint the Cabinets & Update Pulls
If your cabinets are in good condition but are outdated, consider painting them. Painting instead of replacing cabinetry will save you a boatload of money! Finish your newly painted cabinets with new, modern pulls.
Replace Light Fixtures
Replace your outdated or builder’s grade light fixtures with something more modern and sophisticated. Add light fixtures if your kitchen is dark—for example, over the sink and under cabinets.
If you’re going to splurge on one thing in your kitchen, make it granite countertops. Installing granite countertops is one of the best things you can do to improve your home’s value.
Add a Tile Backsplash
Transform a blank space into a focal point by adding a backsplash. If you have a limited budget, choose an affordable tile for the majority of the backsplash, and use just a few expensive tiles as accents.
Update the Kitchen Sink and Faucet
A new sink and faucet can brighten up the kitchen and make it look more modern. You can save money by completing this project on your own. It only requires moderate DIY skills.
Have you recently updated your kitchen? Which project do you think made the biggest impact? Tell us in the comments below.