Does this pandemic have you sitting around the house making mental lists of all the projects you would like to get started on? For many people, one of the most transformative ways to change up the look of a home’s interior is a paint project. In fact, one of the best projects to change up the look of a home and increase its value, is to refresh the look of a kitchen. Let’s take a look at how cabinet repainting could be the home project you are seeking!
Renovating a typical kitchen can cost thousands of dollars and take months to complete. Not many homeowners have a budget or the time to take the room down to the studs and start fresh with new cabinets and appliances. Painting, however, can produce much of the same effect at a much lower price point.
What the Numbers Tell Us
According to national data reported by Remodeling Magazine, a minor kitchen remodel, like refreshing cabinets with paint, has one of the highest return on investments when looking at the cost of the project in relation to the overall value it adds to a home. Even seemingly innocuous elements like a cabinet door knob or pulls can add positive aesthetic features to a worn or dated kitchen.
Real estate specialists also report that kitchen renovations are the most likely to increase a home’s value. According to the National Association of Realtors’ (NAR) 2019 Remodeling Impact Report, general kitchen upgrades come in as the number two most valued upgrade for a home going on the market. Most realtors will tell you that kitchens sell houses and a dated or tired looking kitchen can be a big turn off for buyers who want something turn-key. A fresh coat of paint and a new look for a kitchen can help give any kitchen a much needed facelift.
Kitchen Value Booster Tips
If you can’t find the time or money in your budget for a complete renovation of your older looking kitchen, consider making a few cost effective changes that may help the overall look of your home.
- Choose a neutral color for the cabinets that will be universally acceptable to any home buyer. Safe colors tend to be whites, neutrals, greys, and blues.
- Change up all the hardware on each cabinet. Even this small task can make the kitchen look fresh and new.
- Paint the walls and ceiling and color that will appeal to a large group of home buyers. Classic yellows, greens, blues, and greys are good choices for a kitchen.
- Install a simple backsplash around the stove.
- Switch out the lighting hardware.
- Replace all switch plates, or at least clean them thoroughly.
- Replace dated sink hardware.
- Update the appliances such as the stove, dishwasher, refrigerator, and microwave.
- Clean the stove hood or replace when possible.
Need help painting your kitchen cabinets? It happens to be one of our specialities and can make your kitchen look brand new to home buyers. Talk to our team today for a free quote.