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.