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Kitchen makeover for under $5,000

Categories: Boerne Custom Homes Builders, Homeowner Tips, New Braunfels Custom Home Builders | Posted: March 20, 2017


If you are looking to make some updates in your home before you sell, the kitchen is one of the first places you will want to update and focus on. However, often many homeowners don’t have a ton of extra spending money to invest in their home before they sell it. Weston Dean Custom Homes, a premier New Braunfels custom builder, shares how you can update your kitchen on your own, for under $5,000.

One of the first things you will want to plan for and tackle is to paint the kitchen cabinets. This alone can dramatically improve and update the aesthetic of any kitchen and give it a more modern look. Chalk paint is a great option. The hues that buyers are loving these days are the light colored cabinets in white, cream or neutral gray. Chalk paint is a great paint choice due to the fact it requires minimal prep work.

Next, install new hardware on all your kitchen drawers and cabinets. Pull cup hardware for the drawers is one of the hottest hardware pieces around and in most modern kitchens. Opt for rose gold, silver, platinum or oil rubbed bronze depending on the look you are going for.

Countertops are going to round out the updated and modern look of your kitchen remodel, and quartz countertops are a beautiful and less expensive alternative to granite or marble. You may need to hire out the countertop portion of your kitchen remodel, if it is something you don’t feel comfortable tackling yourself.

Along with your countertop, you will want to plan for a new undermount sink and faucet. This is the style that most buyers are looking for and you can get some beautiful faucets at your local home improvement store, which often run sales that can get you an even better deal and more savings.

Once your new counters are installed, you will want to tackle the backsplash. A great option to compliment your quartz countertops is to put in a subway tile backsplash. This is something you can install yourself easier than you may think. If you have a tile saw, a bit of mud and grout and some perseverance you can install a beautiful backsplash in your new kitchen that will have buyers ready to put in an offer on your home!

To close out your kitchen redesign, be sure to swap out any pendant lights with more modern lights, such as pendant outfitted lights with Edison bulbs that are currently all the rage in design.

Once you have finished your kitchen remodel, you can stage your beautiful new kitchen with some modern fruit bowls or a beautiful floral arrangement that will bring some added life to your new, modern kitchen.



Weston Dean Homes is a San Antonio area custom home builder.  For more information call (210) 408-9107.

Tips for spring home selling

Categories: Homeowner Tips, New Braunfels Custom Home Builders | Posted: March 13, 2017

The first day of spring is March 20th and if you are planning on selling your home this spring then you’re probably feel the clock ticking down on what you need to do in order to prepare your home for prospective buyers in less than two short months. Weston Dean Custom Homes, a premier New Braunfels custom builder, shares how to prepare your home for the spring housing market to help it sell as quick as possible.

Chances are with the housing market as active as it has been the past few years, if there is no snow on the ground you can bet that homebuyers are already looking for homes across the U.S. this year. For today’s buyer, which tend to be younger than in years past, their expectations are high when looking for a home. You can expect your buyers to want to see a home in excellent condition with upgraded features, in order to consider it a contender.

So many popular home improvement shows these days have buyers wanting to see more turn-key solutions when looking for a new home and it has upped the expectation level at the same time. So, what does this mean for you as the seller?

The main things you will want to focus on when it comes to selling your home will be the following: deep-cleaning, de-cluttering and removing large pieces of furniture.  On the exterior of your home, you will want to shift your focus on trimming your foliage and sprucing up the outdoor area as a whole.

The best thing you can do for the exterior of your home is to power wash it as soon as signs of winter weather seem to be out of the picture. Then, you will want to clean up your landscaping and plant flowers to bring the exterior of your home to life and have it elude the spring-like feel.

On the interior of your home, if you aren’t going to deep clean your home yourself it is worth the money to invest in a professional cleaning company who will. A home that has been deep-cleaned will sell twice as fast as a home that has not or has had a poor cleaning job that leaves plenty of things to be cleaned behind.

The same goes for decluttering your home. If you don’t know how to declutter your home or aren’t sure where to start, you can hire a professional interior designer or someone in the home staging arena who can help you not only declutter your home but stage it as well. They will help you determine what to keep, what to get rid of, and how to present the furniture you do have and will want to keep in the home as you show it. For anywhere from $200-$500, you can have your home looking show-ready and have that money pay off for you in your final sale price.

If you must move your furniture before you sell your home or are in dire need of new furniture to showcase, consider investing in having a home stager come out to not only stage the home but also rent furniture to put inside the home as well. This will typically run anywhere from $3,000-$5,000, but can be worth the investment with a solid finished product.

Putting these tips in place will have you selling your current home and moving into your new home in no time this summer.




Weston Dean Homes is a San Antonio area custom home builder.  For more information call (210) 408-9107.

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