Prepare your home to sell with these fast, low-cost kitchen refresh ideas

December 10, 2019


It is no surprise the kitchen is most often cited as the room that really sells your home. It’s the most functional space in the house and where we spend a lot of time as a family.


Also, kitchen trends and styles go in and out just as fast (often faster) than any other room in the home. So when you plan to list your home for sale, this is where you will want to dedicate your attention.


You don’t want buyers to walk into your kitchen and wince at how much work it needs!


That being said, renovating the kitchen is an expensive and time consuming task. Thanks to the internet, there is a nearly endless array of quick and inexpensive ideas for giving your kitchen a great facelift.


1.) Reface your cabinets. The thought of gutting and replacing cabinets is daunting to say the least but refacing them makes them look like new without making any major changes. You can either replace your cabinet doors, paint them, or remove them altogether for exposed shelving.


2.) Add a backsplash. Depending on the décor you are working with now, a simple tile or shiplap backsplash can make all the difference for a home buyer seeking a stylish kitchen. If intimidating visions of mortar and tile grout are dancing in your head, not to worry! There are plenty of beautiful designs that are really easy to install (check out these alternatives at the Home Depot).


3.) Install knobs or pulls. Add or upgrade pulls to your drawers and cabinets and your kitchen will instantly look polished and amazing.


4.) Update the faucet. Old, dull faucets can date a kitchen. Replace it with a newer style and finish and the entire room will look better instantly. Large farm-style faucets are still quite popular in matte finishes (and even black).


5.) Clear the clutter. This one seems like a no-brainer, but it is easy to forget that creating a clean, uncluttered kitchen is the best facelift. Have you ever seen a designer kitchen on HGTV with appliances spread across the countertops, stacks of bills shoved into corners and kids’ artwork covering the fridge? No way! Start by clearing everything visible out of the kitchen and keep out only the items you use every day—coffee maker, toaster and maybe a bowl of fruit.



If you are preparing your home to sell, I can help you! Call me today to learn more at 904.501.1830 or


>> Don’t forget! I will be hosting my annual Holiday Food & Toy Drive at the King & Bear amenity center parking lot on Saturday, December 15 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. All donations go straight to the Emergency Services & Homeless Coalition of St. Johns County.


We need new, unwrapped toys in addition to non-perishables like canned goods (beans, vegetables, noodles, soups, ham, tuna, etc.), cooking oils, condiments, plastic bags and wrap, aluminum foil, paper goods (towels, napkins) and household cleaners.


The King & Bear amenity center is located at 2604 Oak Grove Avenue.

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