Wednesday, November 20, 2019 / by Sara Koenig
Does scrolling through Instagram, seeing picture perfect kitchens have you worried about how you’re going to sell your house when all of the buyers out there probably want the Instagram version?
Well here are a few tips that can help give your space a mini face lift without spending $30,000 on an Instagram perfect kitchen remodel so you can still be sure to attract lots of buyers!
#1: ADD AN ISLAND
Islands are great for entertaining and also can add a ton of extra storage space for small kitchen appliances, serving platters, and pots and pans.
The good news is that you don’t have to match the island to your current cabinets, you can have fun with it! You could look for a freestanding island on sites like Wayfair, Pottery Barn or Crate & Barrel to find one that complements the style of your kitchen. You could even take it with you when you move (or it could be a negotiating tool to increase the buyer’s offer price)!
If you’re buying an island on more of a budget, consider buying an unfinished wood version and painting it yourself. You can even make it a pop of color like the trending blue and green cabinets we’re seeing lately so it stands out without changing the entire kitchen to a trendy color.
#2: ADD ACCESSORIES
Whether you’re going to be putting your house up for sale or just want to add some style to your countertops, adding accessories can make your space feel cozy and also more stylish!
You want to reduce kitchen clutter when it comes to pieces of mail, too many kitchen appliances (goodbye blender, toaster and juicer), and other junk that accumulates but you don’t want the countertops to be completely bare.
So replace those not so pretty items with stylish accessories. Consider adding items such as a nice pitcher, a vase of flowers, a plant, a wire basket filled with pretty cookbooks, an Anthropologie candle, a bowl of colorful fruit, and even your Kitchen Aid Mixer (especially if it’s a fun pop of color!)
#3: UPGRADE YOUR SINK STYLE
Is your sink comparable to the generic, shallow - stainless steel sinks you find in many apartment complexes? Or maybe it’s really scratched up and turning into more of an eye sore.
Replacing your sink with a modern style can make a big difference in your kitchen’s appearance without costing you a fortune!
If you want to take it even further, replace the kitchen faucet while you’re at it! Search kitchen trends on Pinterest or look at popular interior design accounts on Instagram for inspiration and to see what will fit your overall style best!
If you want to talk more in depth about what would be worth investing in for your home, let's get together and talk about it!
Sara Koenig | Washington Broker