How to Update Your Kitchen on a Budget

Are you thinking about putting your home on the market?

Would you like to get the most out of your home?

Welcome back after a holiday weekend. It may seem difficult to get back into the swing of things after a long weekend that has been full of relaxing, good food and good company. If you were entertaining, the holidays are a perfect time to test whether or not your kitchen is all that you want it to be.

The holidays bring up questions like, “how will I fit these 25 people into my kitchen and dining room?” Now that the in-laws have left, are you thinking about updating your home?

Where Do You Spend Your Time?

The kitchen has traditionally been one of the best places of a house to renovate. An updated kitchen is often exactly what potential buyers are looking for. My family and I spent almost the entire Thanksgiving holiday in the kitchen. We cooked, we talked and we played card games - all in the kitchen. Your family may do the same. That makes the kitchen a logical choice when planning updates to your home.

Remodeling a Kitchen Does Not Have to Break Your Bank

When planning a kitchen remodeling project, you may be wondering if it is going to cost a lot of money. Remodeling Magazine reported in their yearly Cost vs. Value Report that the project category, Minor Kitchen Remodel, made the top 10 list for most return on investment.

I am not talking about re-doing the entire kitchen. What I am referring to are a few updates here and there. These minor updates will give your kitchen the updated feel that many buyers are looking for.

Minor Kitchen Remodeling

You might be wondering what is meant by minor kitchen remodeling. According to the report, minor kitchen remodeling is described as a project’s scope of work that had “no structural or system modifications”.  Examples include replacing:

  • Cabinet fronts
  • Countertops
  • Cabinet Hardware
  • Appliances

What If You Don’t Have the Time?

Recently, MSN Real Estate released an article about a family who completed a minor kitchen remodel in a day. Can you guess what they focused on? They concentrated on the kitchen cabinets. They repainted all of the kitchen cabinets, replaced the knobs and the hinges, and they did it in a day. In addition, they didn’t spend a great deal of money, and the once outdated kitchen is now an updated one that could turn the head of any potential home buyer.

Other Places for Minor Remodeling  

Other high value minor remodeling jobs that scored high for return on value are actually outside of your home. Changing out or repainting the entry door and adding a wood deck addition could add value of your home.

If you are considering updating your home to put it on the market, please keep the Jamey Kramer Group in mind when you decide to list your house. We would be honored to help.