Kitchen Budget Renovations ::

The age old saying is true, the kitchen sells a home! “The kitchen needs to look its best, but you don’t have to overdo the updates to create value.” – Crew LeadDiane Mallare. A kitchen upgrade can range in price and time from a weekend-long, low-budget project to a full-blown overhaul that takes 6-8 weeks. If you’re selling, you may not need to go the full-blown route as typically renovations go over budget and last much longer than anticipated!

Crew Realtor®Kristen Boyer, offers some help with her perspective: “The kitchen is the heart of the home and where most families center their time together. The best bang for your buck is always a smaller scale remodel rather than a total gut job tearing down walls.”

Here are a few ideas of updating your kitchen on a budget:

1. Fresh backsplash & flooring: Here are two inexpensive ideas from Kristen that will help freshen up your kitchen space and can be completed as a weekend project!

12”x12” Peel & Stick Tile, White. “These are a classic way to update a kitchen with no existing backsplash!” 

Standard Tiles Floor Decal, Black “There are so many awesome renovation hacks out there now– I love these!” 

2. Face lift: Simply scrubbing down cabinet doors, replacing cabinet hardware, installing a new faucet, consider replacing or extensive cleaning of appliances, new lighting fixtures, and of course a fresh coat of paint still goes a long way.

3. Staging: “Less is more in the kitchen, clear off the countertops as much as you can with only necessities on there. An arrangement of fresh spring flowers with a wooden cheese board (or two!)”Crew Realtor®Kristen Boyer

We’re happy to help you determine the level of updating your kitchen may require in order to be competitive in the marketplace!


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