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On average, a kitchen or bath remodel will yield an 80-100 percent return on investment when it is time to sell a home. However, not everyone who is in the market to sell is able to afford a remodel before going on the market. There are still ways to update and upgrade your kitchen and bathroom to add that wow factor that you want to give buyers when they walk into your home.
In the last installment of the ‘Fall Fix-Up’ series, we talked about how painting your walls a neutral tone in an appealing color (whites, off-whites and beiges are not the only neutral colors!) will give your home a fresh, easy, budget-friendly update. Another method of updating your home’s look is to replace out-dated hardware and fixtures to reflect current trends.
When upgrading hardware and fixtures, my motto is “forget the flash!” That is, I tend to gravitate to finishes that are not reflective, such as polished chrome or brass. Instead, opt for a finish like satin nickel or for a more upscale feel, an oiled bronze or iron. These finishes will not only upgrade the look of your home but also appeal to a wide range of buyers, which is what your goal is.
For a more luxurious feeling, for example, in a master bath, you can choose from the Hathaway Bathroom Collection from Willow House to complete your look.
As if I needed another reason to spend even more time in my local Target store, I discovered that Target carries a line of attractive and affordable decorative hardware such as the Renovations Collection by Thomasville that ranges from $9.99-$16.99.
When you go out with the old and in with the new in your kitchens and baths you will give the impression that your home is current and well-maintained, and make buyers want to call it home.