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This is a question I get all the time. Where do I get a little inspiration before I start renovating my home for sale? Here’s what you do, you get up and you go shop the new house market. In particular the new developments that are higher price than your house value. Why? Because you want walk those kitchens and bathrooms, you’re going to see the latest and greatest because those developers have to produce whatever the trend is coming down the pipe. So you see the colors they use in the bathrooms or kitchens. You’ll see the finishes that are coming in, which countertops are new versus which ones are going out. You’ll come how with a fistful of ideas as to exactly what you should do with your house. Because the key in getting the most for a piece of real estate is making the improvements that the younger people who are going to buying your home really want to see and the only way you’re going to get that or the best version of getting it is going and shopping the new house market.
Before you begin that kitchen renovation, make sure you make the right changes to your kitchen which means you should be putting in the finishes that are coming in style versus those finishes that already on their way out. Number one on my list I would say would be don’t you dare putting granite countertops which everybody and anybody has in the kitchen. It’s already going out. What you want to choose instead is Cesar stone. It’s cheaper than granite, easier to install and comes in every color and you want to pick one of the light colors that reflect light. Always remembering that light in the kitchen is a great selling feature so that’s your god you want to serve is light. Second, don’t you dare put in ceramic backsplashes behind your counters. What you want to do is put in glass tile, that’s hip, it’s young, all the young buyers out there are looking for it, they respond well to it and again, it’s a surface that nicely reflects the light.
Last on my list is the three big changes you ought to be careful of that in the kitchen is don’t put in a ceramic floor. Wood floors are in. bamboo floors are in, anything that says natural even stone floors are starting to come in but don’t put the ceramic floor in the kitchen because it’s going to look dated only one year from now. Make your choices smart, pick the right finishes.