According to several sites – HGTV and US News among them – a minor kitchen remodel (minor defined as $15,000) can bring homeowners as much as a 92% return.  There’s a caveat with that, of course.  A leaking roof, stained and frayed carpet, plumbing or a/c in need of repair are items that can’t be glossed over.  Buyers won’t notice your amazing kitchen.

What does renovation look like to you?  It may be simple (but costly) with the addition of new appliances or you might consider your kitchen a canvas.  Grab your paint brush and make a few bold strokes with new cabinets or countertops, then soften the atmosphere with lighting reflective of your lifestyle.

I frequently meet people who’ve just completed huge renovations prior to putting their homes on the market and I often hear ‘I wish I’d done it sooner so I could have enjoyed it before selling.’  Whatever you do, make your home the place you love to be.

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