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Saturday, February 8, 2014

Kitchen "facelift" allows home to be put on market for top Dollar!!

We all want to get  the most money out of our homes when we decide to sell, so when this client called me to say her home wasn't selling  because people said the kitchen was too dated, she knew she needed help.
Let me also point out  this home is located in a high end neighborhood AND this client is also a realtor.
What this client wanted was a complete face lift and update on a restricted budget.  We knew we had to create an impact with the new look, but we weren't able to change out cabinets, as that would not have been cost effective.  The original kitchen, dating back to the 90"s had white 6 inch tile counters and the back splash was the same with  red tile inlays. The appliances were white, the cabinets some sort of yellow and the range hood and cook top were cream, sinks and faucets were white. A bit of a "mish/mash".

The "new" updated look for this kitchen included new stainless steel appliances, quartz counter tops, stainless steel sinks and faucets. The cabinets were painted a soft gray to compliment the counter tops and the back splash is now the large size subway tile creating a timeless appearance.  The range and range hood were painted  to appear stainless steel and two pendant light were added over the island.  The client was thrilled to have a totally new and updated look without investing significant dollars.  She is now able to put the home back on the market and include the costs of this face lift into the asking price.