An updated, attractive kitchen can be irresistible to potential buyers as they imagine themselves living in the space. Getting the ROI you desire on your kitchen remodel depends on the final objectives, the features used and the amount spent.
When remodeling the kitchen to appeal to future buyers, consider these tips to maximize your investment.
Open Up: Homes designed with an open floor plan bring the family together in the kitchen and main living areas. Evaluate ways to open up your space; it’s often more simple to achieve than it might seem.
Stay Neutral: Play it safe with a neutral palette for kitchen cabinets, countertops and backsplash. This strategy allows a potential buyer to envision their personal style within the home.
Be Consistent: Give a uniform look to the kitchen by choosing appliances consistent in color, material, finishes and even brand name. Those mismatched appliances almost instantly cheapen the look of the kitchen and give a negative impression.
Fix the Fixtures: When purchasing faucets, note the wide variety of options and newest innovations, such as touchless technology or spot-resistant finishes. Keep finishes complementary to the appliances and other hardware throughout the house. Go ahead and splurge on a higher-end kitchen faucet or a striking light fixture over an island—those quality touches are quickly noticed.
Special Features: With a small investment, added conveniences impress the buyer and get you a greater return. Coveted cabinet features like soft-close doors and drawers, extra storage and special organizers are available at every price point. Most buyers crave the look and durability of solid surface countertops, so select a granite, marble or stone within your budget. Extra lighting under cabinets highlight the details in the kitchen and create a peaceful ambiance in the room.
Bonneau Ansley is the owner of Ansley Atlanta, the parent company of Ansley Atlanta Real Estate Group and Ansley Atlanta Homes. AnsleyAtlanta.com