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Monday, November 18, 2013

Selling and Staying on Trend: Kitchen Remodeling Trends and Tips

Selling and Staying on Trend:  Kitchen Remodeling Trends and Tips
by Jennie Norris, ASP Master, IAHSP-Premier, ASP-SRS, ASP-REO
Owner, Sensational Home Staging
Denver Region's Premier Home Staging Resource

When selling a house and updating or remodeling the property it is important to always consider the BUYER'S point of view.  What do today's Buyers expect to see in a house for sale?  In my 12 years as a professional Home Stager one of the biggest mistakes I have seen Sellers make is putting in colors and styles of upgrades THEY like when updating a house they are selling. 

I had one client put in blue Corian counters in their bathroom because their favorite color was blue and they liked the Corian material.   It was a huge mistake - and costly because not only was it a waste of money to do that "update" but it was not broadly appealing to buyers and actually hindered the sale.

I have had clients freshly paint walls a custom dark color when they know they are putting their house up for sale.  This again is a mistake because we never know who the buyer is for the home, and that dark color could be one they dislike, plus it makes the rooms feel smaller and darker in photos and in person, which hinders a sale.

This article on updating kitchens I found very interesting and wanted to share it on my blog.  It gives today's trends for kitchen remodeling and updating which is very useful for any homeowner that wants to stay on trend either for personal use or for selling now or in the near future.  It addresses not only counters and appliances, but cabinets and flooring.  No matter if you are on a budget for updating or can afford to do a complete overhaul, there is key useful information in this article.

The link is provided below for the article put out by RIS Media.