6 Ways to Add Value to Your Kitchen Design Before Selling Your Home

It's time for an upgrade. Your starter home or condo is getting a little small, thanks to the discovery of new hobbies, a growing work-from-home career or additions to the family. Before you list your home for sale, add value to your kitchen design with a few weekend DIY updates and popular remodeling projects.

We reached out to a few real estate pros to see what potential buyers really want in their future kitchens. It's not surprising that modern features and luxurious updates top the list. Consider adding a few of these projects to your home-selling checklist.

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1. Install intriguing gadgets

Long and Foster Realtor® Denise Supplee finds that millennial buyers ohh and ahh over automatic turn-on water faucets (such as the Arbor Kitchen Faucet featuring the popular hands-free MotionSense technology) and fixtures with built-in lights that create a warm ambiance when grabbing a late-night snack.
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5. Create modern cabinets

Peeling, dirty, squeaky cabinets are huge turn-offs to buyers. Supplee says her clients ask more about repairs than upgrades, so consider removing cabinet doors, sanding and painting the current storage space to give it an open-concept kitchen design that young homeowners crave.
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6. Add a wow feature

Enhance lower cabinets with pull-out shelves, a built-in wine rack, a lazy Susan or in-cabinet lighting to make extra deep storage spaces easier to navigate. Personalized touches are memorable and help buyers keep your property top-of-mind when choosing their new home.

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Be an empowered home seller. Carve time out of your busy schedule to add value to your kitchen design. Not only will your home sell faster, you're more likely to get top dollar in your market.

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