Kitchens can make or break your sale, making renovation a necessary, albeit pricey, evil.
That said, it’s important to do your research on what buyers want and more specifically why. At the end of the day, owning a home is an investment. And the more educated you are on why your home is worth purchasing, the better chance you have of winning over buyers.
Gray > White
Contrary to popular belief, white walls have shown to have a negative effect on a home’s selling price. Even so, it's still in the seller’s interest to opt for neutral wall colors to attract buyers hoping to make it their own. Solution? Gray walls. They’re sleek, trendy, and practical.
Be sure your kitchen layout is making the best use of space. Plenty of easy-to-use, high-quality storage will appeal to buyers’ everyday sensibilities — no matter their culinary proficiency.
Incorporate several statement fixtures to leave a lasting impression on buyers. Just make sure they’re tasteful. Buyers should remember your home for the right reasons.
Didn’t you get the memo? Quartz is the new granite — and rightly so. Unlike granite, quartz is non-porous, stain and scratch resistant, and highly durable. These countertops make for a great selling point for otherwise undecided buyers.
For years, stainless steel has been all the rage, however buyers are beginning to favor a more minimalist aesthetic. Consider concealed appliances give the illusion of a cleaner, clutter-free look and feel without having to revamp the entire space.
Marry Your Kitchen to Your Home’s Style
Creating a more uniform style to your home will help buyers envision themselves in the space — And the kitchen is no exception. Mismatched interior design could deter buyers looking to snag a move-in-ready home.
Check out the Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers Buy a Home page for more great tips!