You don't need a big budget to cook up the kitchen of your dreams - and these modest home improvements will also increase your home's value.
It's likely you spend much of your time at home in your kitchen, cooking, entertaining friends over a glass (or two) of wine, or talking through your day with family. But there may come a day when you look around and notice that - gasp! - this well-loved space is starting to look a bit worn. Suddenly, your favorite gathering spot has become a place you rush guests through, and you're concerned that potential future buyers will be turned off by its outdated appearance - especially if you're in an expensive (read: high end) market, like Westport, CT.
There's no need to shy away from kitchen upgrades, though. Make a game of it by hunting for appliances and lighting on sale or clearance; oftentimes, they are discounted for indiscernible scratches and the like. Here are the seven upgrades suggested by design experts and real estate agents for the ultimate advice on how to rehab your kitchen (and increase your home's value!) at a cost of less than $5,000.
Is there an inexpensive improvement that you have made to improve the look of your kitchen? Please share in the comments below.
Source: Trulia By Jessica Bowne