2 Major Mistakes Sellers Make When Renovating Their Kitchens

If you are planning to sell your home, you may be thinking renovating your kitchen will provide a good payoff. This may be true, but not if you make the following two mistakes.

1. Un-leveled Floors

If you decide to upgrade your kitchen by changing the floors to new wood flooring or laminate flooring, but decide not to remove the original floors. Have you ever encountered a three or four-inch difference in height when walking from a living room into a kitchen? This means that there are multiple levels of flooring underneath the floor you’re walking on. It's the easier, and cheaper way to update a floor, but comes off looking like you’re trying to cut corners. The right way is to remove the floor and replace it.

2. Topping Cheap Cabinets with Granite

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If you’re renovating an older kitchen that has broken cabinets. If this is what your kitchen has, you don't necessarily need to replace them, but it’s best NOT to spend a few thousand dollars on expensive countertops and place them on outdated, broken cabinets. It can look like you are trying to fool buyers.

If you are going to spend money redoing your kitchen, make sure you’re choosing projects that will give you the most bang for your buck -- without taking shortcuts. A renovated kitchen can totally change the look and feel of your home, and may result in a faster and more lucrative sale. For expert advice on designing your next kitchen, reach out to our preferred partners Christine Fife of Christine Fife Interiors

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