5 Kitchen Upgrades that'll Improve Your Home's Value & Marketability!

Are you thinking about selling your Lake of the Ozarks home in the near future? If you are, have you thought about making a few updates before you list? Sometimes the difference between selling your home quickly and not is making a few updates to appeal to your modern buyer. A great room to start in is your kitchen! The kitchen is generally one of the most criticized rooms and today, our team of real estate agents at the Lake of the Ozarks have a few suggestions for things to consider updating in your kitchen that could increase the value and draw in more potential buyers.

1. Backsplash
A tile backsplash is all the rage right now. "Backsplash" refers to tiling the area of the wall above the countertop and below the cabinets above it. Modern kitchens use the backsplash to bring out certain colors in the decor scheme and accent surrounding features. Feel free to make your backsplash the color of your counters, your cabinets, your walls, your floors, or a unique collage mixing the various colors featured in each.

2. Island
An "island" is a free-standing section of countertop in a kitchen, typically housing cabinets and, sometimes, the oven or stove as well. It may also serve as a breakfast bar with comfortable bar stools for entertaining guests. When appropriately placed, islands can add a sense of space and roominess to small kitchens as well as large ones. Adding an island is often a bit more involved than adding a simple accent (like backsplash), but it may be well worth the effort.

3. Upgraded Light Fixtures
If the overhead lights in your kitchen are simply light bulbs embedded into your ceiling, you may be missing out on an easy (not to mention eye-catching) way to add interest to the hub of your home. Modern, intriguing light fixtures come in a wide variety of colors and styles, and installing a few can be a great way to set your kitchen apart.

4. Contrasting Colors
Nothing adds interest like stunning contrast. Take a close look at your kitchen's current color scheme - is it filled with bright, bold colors or is it generally more warm and neutral? Creating a contrasting color scheme could be a great way to add interest. If your floors are a lighter tone, for example, consider staining your cabinets a darker color (or vice versa).

5. Granite Countertops
The secret is out - granite countertops are hot right now. Contractors and kitchen designers are installing them left and right, and it's easy to see why. In addition to looking sleek and upscale, granite countertops are easy for homeowners to maintain and use. Unlike Formica® and other laminate countertops, granite is relatively indestructible; you can cut on it without a cutting board (at the risk of dulling your knives, perhaps) and you can place hot pots and pans directly on the surface without damaging it.

Sometimes making just a few kitchen upgrades is just what you need to attract the right buyer. If you're planning to list your home soon, be sure to contact the Fran Campbell Team to help list your Lake of the Ozarks home! You can do all the right upgrades in your kitchen to help attract buyers but if your home isn't marketed correctly, you may have a hard time getting potential buyers to see your beautiful home! Contact Fran Campbell Team soon and let's get your home SOLD!

 Contact the Fran Campbell Team to get your home SOLD!


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