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refaced with updated doors and drawers, with the exception of a sorely needed new island and drawer bank to replace an outdated and unused kitchen desk.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.