Add Value to Your Home without Breaking the Bank



At a time when homebuyers are looking for houses that don't
need numerous home improvements, many homeowners increase home value with
relatively simple upgrades to their kitchens.

The kitchen is the heart
of the home so be sure that your kitchen is living up to its potential. A great
kitchen has to have more than just good looks; it needs to have a good 'feel' to
it as well. Play to your kitchen's strengths and it can easily become one of the
greatest selling points of your home.

Painting is a cheap and fairly
easy solution to dramatically alter the look and feel of your kitchen. If your
kitchen is large and laid out in such a way that promotes its use as a gathering
space, then you should consider using a warm color scheme to create a feeling of
sociability. Smaller kitchens might want to make use of lighter colors to make
the room seem larger, and if your kitchen is a place where you go to find
serenity then you might want to think about using blues or greens.

tile to your walls has become a popular way to give color and creativity to
different rooms in the house. There is a wide range of tiles to choose from and
depending on the feel you are going for you may want to bring home a couple
samples to try out. Hiring a professional handyman can make this process quick
and painless for you and save you money in the long run.

Re-facing or
replacing cabinets and drawers is a great way to give your kitchen a new look.
If you don't want to replace them, a new paint or stain job can also do the
trick. While you are at the hardware store looking for paint, snag some new
handles or knobs for an inexpensive way to make your drawers and cabinets feel
brand new!

Your countertops have been through a lot, so before you put
your house on the market you might want to think about replacing countertops
with something that fits the new look of your kitchen.