If you’re looking to sell your home, it’s important to avoid underestimating the effect that your home’s current state has on potential buyers, especially in the kitchen.  The kitchen area is often the center of daily life for a family, and it’s important to have a kitchen design and style that buyers can picture themselves in.  Not only will a few kitchen updates increase your property value quite a bit, but they’ll make the entire space come together in a way you may not have thought possible.  Kitchen cabinets are an often-overlooked, but easy-enough area to focus on within your small kitchen renovation.  Here are four tips for creating stylish, affordable cabinetry.

  1. Layout:  The more open your kitchen feels and appears, the better.  Try to limit the amount of tight corners and instead opt for space to walk around with a large kitchen island as the focal piece.  Whatever you decide to do with your cabinets, don’t let them overwhelm the space.  Buyers want a multi-functional feel, not an overcrowded environment.
  2. Color:  In that same vein, keep cabinet colors light, avoiding dark-stained wood.  While you may like a bolder style, keeping it light, open, and neutral will be the most appealing to buyers, as they’ll feel like the space has the flexibility to transform into what they need.
  3. Quality:  The quality level of pieces like cabinets is easy to detect.  Since you want to stick to your budget and you also want the space to appear as open as possible, go with the less is more approach.  Opt for less cabinets of a higher quality over a large number of mediocre ones.
  4. Repetition:  Eyes are naturally drawn to repetitive and symmetrical designs, so keep it simple with cabinets of the same color and size.

I’m a trusted real estate agent who specializes in Phoenix short sale properties.  If you’d like to begin the process of selling your home, I’d love to help guide you every step of the way.  I look forward to helping you make your hope of selling your home into a reality.