Maybe you are not ready or do not feel the need to completely renovate your kitchen, you just need some kitchen updates. Whether it is simply to modernize an old look, or prepare your home for sale, there are some important kitchen updates that will make a big difference. When you are in the market for new kitchen cabinets, or a completely new kitchen remodel, trust the team at MR Kitchens, we will put our skill, experience and training to use for you.
An updated or renovated kitchen is one of the first things that is important to home buyers. Not only will it increase the value of your home, it is a great way to modernize an older home. We’ve rounded up our top renovations to help give your kitchen a facelift before you put it on the market. This guide will help you decide which renovations will yield the best return on your investment.
Counters – First of all, assess your countertops to see if they are in good condition. Sometimes all they need is a quick cleaning, sanding or oiling to improve their overall look. If you do need to replace them, opt for high quality enduring countertops as they are highly rated by home buyers and can help you sell your house sooner.
Floors – The kitchen is one of the busiest rooms in your house, and because of this the floors are often worn. Even though upgraded floors do not add too much more value to your home, be sure to swap out that old vinyl flooring with something more modern like tiles or floating wood flooring.
Backsplash – If you are looking for a quick and easy way to improve the look of your kitchen, upgrading the backsplash with large adhesive tiles to liven up your kitchen and bring out the other stone, wood, pressed tin or copper finishes in your kitchen is always a good investment. Stick-on tiles are an inexpensive way to tie the room together and look much more expensive than they are!
Outlets – Update your outlets to include more modern day conveniences like an USB-chargers. In addition to making sure that all outlets are finished, grounded and up to code; adding state of the art finishes are a great way to catch the eye of potential buyers.
Appliances – Upgrading or replacing your appliances is a guaranteed way to add value to your home. However, don’t forget to upgrade them all so that they are all of the same quality and finish, even if you are able to find some models on sale.
Cabinets – Cabinets take up a large amount of real estate in your kitchen and can easily sway a potential buyer. But they can be easy to upgrade with some paint, varnish or by installing new hardware to change the overall feel of your kitchen.
Faucet/Sink – Replace your old faucet to a newer model that does not drip, spray or is crusted with mineral deposits. A porcelain kitchen sink can often be re-glazed or replaced it with a newer, less expensive version. But remember to keep the original one for the new owners in case they want it, there are many people who prefer to redo the originals.
Call or drop by one of our fully equipped showrooms. Talk to a designer, walk through our demo kitchens, explore the various finishings we offer. Choose and personalize the right look and kitchen layout for you.