Many experts recommend that you focus on the kitchen first when preparing your home for sale. For many potential buyers, the kitchen is the most important room in the house. Since the kitchen has the power to make or break an offer, you should do everything you can to enhance it before showing your home to buyers. And, most experts agree that next to painting, improvements in the kitchen are the most profitable. Remember though, money you spend here is a cost of selling, you don't want to do a full remodel, but rather take some affordable steps to show what you have in the best possible light.
 
Start by creating space. You want the kitchen to look large, light and roomy. Clear the counters of all clutter. Take everything you can out of drawers and shelves and move it to storage. You can almost count on buyers opening your drawers and shelves when they come to see your home. What you want them to see is space, and plenty of it, not your crowded cupboards.
 
Consider paint. Paint is always the most profitable improvement. A fresh coat of light, neutral color paint on your kitchen walls will make them look spotless and new. 
 
What does your sink look like. It should be absolutely free of stains and of course there should be no leaks or drips!   If your faucet looks old and dated, consider replacing it with a new one, it will go a long way towards improving the look of the whole kitchen, for very little money. Before every showing wipe down the faucet and sink to make them look sparkling and new.

 If your counter tops are looking worn, you should consider new ones. Remember to stick with neutral colors. Granite or granite look alikes are very popular now. Depending on the price range of your home, you may want to install granite countertops or for lower range prices you may want to go with a formica countertop that looks like granite.
 
 
Freshen up the cabinets. Replacing the cabinets is expensive and probably doesn't make sense. But you can paint them, or put new, modern looking knobs on them for very little money and give them a fresh look. Just remember, if you don't do a profession job painting the cabinets, don't spend the time to paint. A bad paint job looks just as bad as an old worn out paint job.
 
Buyers will  notice any shortcomings in your kitchen. So you want to do everything you can to freshen up your kitchen and give it a new open large look. 

Call or email me today and I will give you my professional opinion on what your kitchen needs to be ready to sell!