By Jason Boone
So you’re planning on remodeling the kitchen in your Bend Oregon House before listing it for sale.
This is an awesome investment to make since in 2015 we spend the most time in our kitchens, and buyers are looking for kitchens which serve many functions including: operating as a conversation area, study location, or gathering spaces.
In this post I will share with you what you can expect for your money when you remodel the kitchen in your Bend Oregon Home.
Let’s Say You’re Spending Up To $7,000
When you spend $5,000 to $7,000 dollars you will be able to make some minor cosmetic improvements to your kitchen like: granite counter tops ($50 to $100 per square foot), farm house kitchen sink ($465.02 Home Depot), new wood flooring ($1.00 per square foot) and new kitchen lighting ($500 to $1,000).
Sadly spending this amount of money won’t get you a total kitchen renovation but, you can finish off your kitchen renovation yourself by doing the following:
- Add a backs plash behind your oven.
- Refinish or repaint your cabinets.
- Add new knobs or handles to cabinet doors and drawers.
- Paint one or more walls in your kitchen a bright color like: lime green or orange since this will also add color to your kitchen.
Decorating Tip – Buy Matching Appliances!
When doing most of the renovations to your kitchen you make you purchase the same style of appliances.
Example: All stainless steel, all white, or all black appliances because, although you can find discounted appliances almost anywhere, buyers respond more favorably to a kitchen with matching appliances and this will also help you to sell your home at your chosen price without having to discount it because the buyer sees your kitchen and thinks: remodel.
Decorating Tip – “Paths throughout a kitchen should be at least 36 inches wide. Paths within the cooking zone should be 42 inches wide for a one-cook kitchen and 48 inches wide for a two-cook configuration. When planning, adjust kitchen islands and peninsulas accordingly.” – Better Homes and Gardens
Sell Your Bend Oregon House
To get started with selling your Bend Oregon House contact me, Jason Boone, Principal Broker with the Skjersaa Group by calling me at (541) 383-1426 or CLICK HERE.