February 1, 2022


As experienced Realtors®, we know that kitchens sell houses. A kitchen must serve many functions; it needs to be a hub where family and friends can gather to cook, relax, and entertain while meeting the demands of three meals a day. A functional and beautiful kitchen is more than just a place to prepare food; it is where many cherished memories are made, and it remains the true heart of a modern home.


When looking to buy a home, people look first at the kitchen, and one of your best returns on investment comes from a kitchen remodel. Often kitchens don’t need to be completely gutted and redone. Older cabinets are typically crafted from solid oak or maple and simply need new doors to look completely updated. If your budget allows for updates like quartz countertops or beautiful backsplashes, you can rest easy knowing that kitchen remodels bring a significant return on every dollar spent. You’ll get an updated kitchen to enjoy, and when it’s time to put the “For Sale” sign in the yard, your home’s list price will reflect your investment.

Before you invest in upgrades to your home, contact your real estate professional to confirm that the upgrades you are considering will be the best return on investment in light of your home and location. Investing in matching energy-efficient kitchen appliances will give your kitchen an instantaneously updated look. Modern dishwashers, stoves, and refrigerators also use significantly less energy and water, which translates into immediate savings on your energy bills. If your kitchen needs a more extensive remodel, your Brian Peterson Realtor® knows local builders that can turn your kitchen into the culinary space of your dreams.


If you are getting ready to sell now, an inexpensive way to update the feel of your kitchen is to replace the cabinet hardware with a newer modern style. And remember to depersonalize before a showing by removing any countertop clutter, stowing photos from the refrigerator, and tidying up spice racks and utensil crocks. This will allow a prospective buyer to focus on the beauty and functionality of your kitchen and imagine their family occupying the space.


Maybe your current kitchen is simply too small for your family’s needs. We spend a significant portion of our lives in the kitchen, and perhaps moving to a new home for a better kitchen could help improve the quality of your family time.

The Realtors® of Brian Peterson Real Estate can help you discover your ideal dream home with a spacious kitchen that’s perfect for making meals, memories, and more in Northeast Indiana. Give us a call today!

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