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Make These Low-Cost Kitchen Upgrades Before Selling

Did you know that your kitchen has an effect on the likelihood to sell your home? If you’re thinking about listing your home on the market, you might want to consider updating your kitchen.

Try to look around. Perhaps the cabinets require a new paint or you need a tidy-looking backsplash. Before getting started, read this article to discover ways to freshen up your kitchen space so that you may appeal to buyers.

Important tip: Since you’re trying to save money, be sure to consider your current budget. Figure out which upgrades can be accomplished on your own as well as the time it takes to complete an upgrade.

Paint kitchen cabinets.

Painting kitchen cabinets is one of the most cost-effective ways to transform the look and feel of your kitchen. Keep in mind that the more kitchen cabinets you have, the more time-intensive the task is. When it comes to colors, choose neutral colors (white, for example) or popular colors such as green, blue, and saffron.

Change your kitchen flooring.

You might think that updating your flooring costs a lot, but if you’re willing to look around, you’ll actually find affordable options. Cheap flooring includes ceramic floor tile, vinyl, and laminate flooring. Plain solid colors tend to cost less than flooring designs that mimic the appearance of natural stone or wood.

Redo the backsplash.

The backsplash can be a focal point in the kitchen, which is why an old or damaged backsplash creates a negative impression on potential buyers. Removing an old tile backsplash and installing a new one may take a lot of work depending on your experience level, but you can check your local home maintenance store for classes or visit YouTube for DIY videos.

Do an intense kitchen clean-up.

Clutter and food stains turn off most, if not all, buyers. Start by washing dirty dishes and throwing out anything that’s no longer necessary. Spot wash dirty areas, including the curtains and blinds. Vacuum corners. Wipe and clean dirty kitchen appliances, but make sure to unplug them first. Don’t forget to remove crumbs and spills from the stove.

Add pendant light fixtures.

Pendant light fixtures are not just affordable upgrades, but they also save space, making your kitchen look bigger. Plus, there is a wide range of styles to choose from that will complement a room — classic or retro. Pendant light fixtures are best placed above breakfast counters to illuminate food and ensure proper lighting during food preparation.

Update your kitchen faucet.

Freshen up your kitchen by replacing the faucet, especially if it looks old or has mineral deposits on its surface. After all, newer faucets look more stylish and have more features. Before replacing it, measure your countertop to determine what faucet will fit.


These affordable updates are sure to help your kitchen look more attractive and functional. Last but not least, don’t forget to stage your kitchen. You can bring in some plants that complement the entire room and add a bowl of fruit! As you can see, there’s so much that can be done to increase your home sale. For more real estate tips, visit our blog section.