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I'm Thinking of Selling, What Should I Do About My Old Kitchen?

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By : Fran Lichtman Randy Rabney    99 or more times read
I'm sure that you've heard it said that the kitchen is the heart of the home. If you're thinking of selling and don't have a brand new chef's kitchen, don't worry. Here are some tips to make your existing kitchen show it's best.

If you're willing to invest some money, it can give you a big return. Your solid wood cabinets can look great again. Sand them and re-stain or paint. Replace the old hardware with stainless steel or nickel knobs and handles. Consider replacing beat up appliances. A great kitchen can sell a house.

You will be surprised at how affordable granite, marble or other stone counters can be if you go to the right vendor. Replacing your old countertop can be accomplished quickly and can make a huge difference in how an older kitchen will show. This, in combination with updating the cabinets, may make you want to stay in your home! When you take on this project, don't forget to put in a new under-mount sink as well. Your kitchen will look great. You can likely do your full kitchen "upgrade" for around $4,000-$5,000, depending on how much counter space you have. We have great resources and would be happy to direct you and even help with your choice of materials.

If you don't want to go this route, some buyers are fine to do the work themselves and are just concerned that the space is right. If your kitchen clearly needs a remodel, price accordingly and make sure that your kitchen is immaculate. Remove all clutter from the countertops, even if it's inconvenient. Put the dish drain and appliances away when the house is being shown. Your house should look like a model home so that when a buyer walks in, they can see themselves living there.
(c) 2009 Fran Lichtman & Randy Rabney
Fran Lichtman & Randy Rabney have combined skills and training make for an awesome Real Estate team that has been very effective at both marketing homes and representing buyers.

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