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June
21

Remodeling Kitchen and Baths - Sellers - DeHOFF REALTORS®

Is your house soon going to be added to North Canton homes for sale listings? Our real estate agents can tell you that two of the most important rooms in your house are the kitchen and master bathroom. These are areas where you spend a great deal of time at the start and end of your day. They're also the areas where buyers often look for bells and whistles. So, upgrading your kitchen and bathroom(s) to contemporary tastes and styles is a sure-fire way to add value to your home and charm house hunters.

Kitchen Remodel

A major kitchen remodel can lead the way in commanding higher prices by some margin. In fact, you could recoup between 62 and 70 percent of your total renovation costs when you sell your home. Kitchens, however, are the most expensive rooms to renovate. You need to plan your reno and choose the upgrades that make the most sense for your wallet and goals.

  • Repaint or Replace Cabinets
    Cabinets take a lot of abuse on a daily basis, giving the kitchen a dated and ignored look. Choosing new, high-quality cabinets is one of the best ways to give your kitchen a completely new and luxurious look. If you're on a budget remodel, repainting or resurfacing the cabinets and adding in new hardware can give your cabinets a new look without the installation cost.


  • Swap Out Your Countertops
    Countertops can make or break a kitchen. The right countertop material can revive a dated kitchen and charm homebuyers. Go for a material that gives a clean and modern look, but make sure you don't go over the top.


  • Update the Lighting
    In the hardest-working room of your home, show-stopping light fixtures will draw the eye and make a good impression. Use a mix of fixtures to layer different types of light – accent, task, ambient, and mood.


  • Add in a New Kitchen Sink
    The kitchen sink is one of the most used features, so you can bet open-house goers will notice right away if it's lacking in utility or style. Choosing the right shape and material for your sink will depend on your budget and kitchen size.


  • Don't Forget the Island
    A kitchen island is the centerpiece of the open-plan entertainment. It should be modest in size and centrally located. You can add a sink or cooktop if there's enough space.

Bathroom Remodel

The master bathroom should evoke the feel and visual aesthetics of a luxurious retreat. A sparkling master bath with clean lines and finishes that require less maintenance can go a long way in tugging at buyers' heartstrings. Here are some high-value remodeling projects that can make your bathroom a more inviting place guaranteed to grab buyer attention.

  • Update the Vanity
    Most buyers are looking for vanities that have granite countertops and hit a comfortable height. You can put together the perfect vanity yourself or buy kits that have all the features you need for one price. Make sure the materials and colors you pick will have more appeal to buyers.

  • Upgrade the Flooring
    Replacing the flooring is a good way to go if you're looking for a dramatic change. You can also install radiant heat mats underneath your flooring to change the feel and utility of the space.

  • New Plumbing Fixtures
    Swap your dated towel rails, taps, showerheads, and roll holders for more modern and contemporary designs. Choosing fixtures that complement the rest of the bathroom can make a big difference in how your bathroom is perceived by buyers.

  • Enhance Space with Lighting
    New lighting fixtures can revitalize your bathroom, add character, and create the illusion of space. You can incorporate ceiling lights, bathroom vanity lights, and bathroom mirror lights to elevate your bathroom into a spa-like oasis.

  • Add Luxury Details
    If your budget allows, you may want to add a few luxurious amenities to the bathroom. For instance, spa jets in the bath, heater exhaust fans, and under-floor heating will appeal to a buyer's sense of wanting to be pampered at home.

Our team at DeHoff REALTORS® can help you determine the most valuable remodeling projects for your home. Contact us today to discuss the features buyers are most interested in as they browse Akron homes for sale.

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