[caption id="attachment_4644" align="aligncenter" width="650"]51 Prospect Street East Side of Providence, RI 02906 51 Prospect Street
East Side of Providence, RI 02906[/caption] The most important room for a homebuyer is usually the kitchen. An outdated kitchen can make or break a sale. So if you are looking to sell your home, you should consider a kitchen remodel. Kitchen remodels can be expensive. A full renovation begins at $20,000 and can climb depending on the size and amount of work you need to do. A full renovation is a great idea if you are sure you will get a full return on your investment. However, if you aren’t interested in taking on a full kitchen remodel before you sell your home, there are still some small inexpensive things you can do to increase the buyer appeal of your home.

Paint Your Cabinets

Painting your cabinetry can have a dramatic impact on the look of your kitchen. You can paint your cabinets bright white for a clean, modern look or if you want to take advantage of the latest trend you can paint them two-toned.  Paint will only cost you around $150 and will make a huge impact on the look of your kitchen. Also consider adding new hardware to your drawers and doors. Hardware will only cost you about $100.

Add A New Backsplash

Another inexpensive way to upgrade the look of your kitchen is by adding a new backsplash. There are so many great backsplash options available that can add an updated look and feel to your kitchen. Here is a great list of the trendiest kitchen tiles to inspire you. You should also consider highlighting your new backsplash with under cabinet lighting. LED under cabinet lights only cost around $40.

Upgrade Your Countertop

A dated countertop can really impact the look of a kitchen, even if you’ve upgraded all the other elements. So if you are going to invest in a big ticket item, consider replacing your countertops with a more modern material. You can also paint your countertops if you are looking to save some money. This easy DIY project is inexpensive and can add a beautiful new finish to your space.

Update Your Appliances

Appliances are probably the biggest investment in your kitchen. Dated appliances can quickly make your kitchen appealing to potential buyers. You can invest in new appliances but if you are looking for an inexpensive way to update your appliances, you can consider painting them. You can also consider replace the facade on your appliances. Many appliance manufacturers sell inserts and facades to update the look without having to replace the entire appliance. So check out the options available from your appliance manufacturer. You can also consider a DIY appliance facade by applying a cabinet front or metal inserts. Any improvements you make to your kitchen will add resale value to your Providence home. If you don’t want to invest the time and money into a full kitchen remodel, try some of these inexpensive ideas to pique the interests of potential buyers.


Jim DeRentis
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