Current Kitchen: Smart Remodeling to Sell

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A budget that might have been used exclusively to overhaul a kitchen was invested wisely so that other home improvements could be made to sell this home quickly: new and refinished hardwoods throughout the downstairs, a new wood staircase with iron balusters, a refreshed front door and fresh paint throughout the home.

How did we accomplish this?  Three “tricks of the trade”:  instead of replacing cabinets they were refaced with updated doors and drawers, with the exception of a sorely needed new island and drawer bank to replace an outdated and unused kitchen desk.  New stainless appliances were purchased benefitting from the combination of a package and contractor discount.  Stunning Lennon countertops were selected from my fabricator’s special purchase options and the island countertop was purchased as a remnant.

Numerous improvements in the kitchen make this 30-year-old home look new:  new LED ceiling and undercabinet lighting; lowering the breakfast bar to counter height and removing door casing between the kitchen and family room to visually expand the space;  converting the cooktop to gas; the combination of incorporating the microwave into the second oven and installing a retracting venthood to open the head space over the cooktop; installing a new stone backsplash; installing a new stainless faucet, undermounted sink and cabinet hardware.  Bright white cabinets, newly refinished floors and a neutral taupe wall color all feel fresh.

Word got out about the improvements being made and the home sold even before going on the market at a price that validated all the improvements made.  Both buyer and seller were happy with the outcome.


About amyweltyanderson

My name is Amy Anderson, President, Design Perspectives LLC. I offer my clients comprehensive design assistance for their home from conception through implementation. Services range from design consulting, to remodeling, to decorating, to staging to live or sell. I have a unique background which sets me apart in the interior design field. In addition to my experience in art and design, my undergraduate degree is in civil engineering. As a result, I am able to interpret blueprints, visualize designs 3-dimensionally, communicate effectively with contractors and raise critical questions during a remodeling project. My clients may fully envision their finished project in advance through the use of product boards, drawings and computer-aided design tools. With ten years of sales, service and management experience at IBM, I am fully committed to excellence and customer service, and bring strong communication and listening skills to my client relationships. I understand teamwork, project management and attention to detail. As a home designer, I am able to combine these professional skills with my artistic talents. I am thrilled to be pursuing my passion which benefits us both. I love what I do … my heart is in my vocation. I work diligently, enthusiastically, passionately …. assisting my clients in the creation of a beautiful and livable home.
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