Affordable kitchen upgrades that will increase the value of your home

Dated: November 3 2021

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Kitchen Design

Your kitchen is the heart of the home, but there might be a day when you look around and realize things aren’t quite as shiny and new as they once were! Here are 6 kitchen upgrades that won’t break the bank, and can also increase the value of your home: 

Swap out the hardware on your cabinets for something more modern 

Changing your kitchen cabinet door pulls is an affordable way to make it look like you have brand new cabinets, and it’s so easy that even those without any DIY experience can conquer this task! Door pulls can be purchased for as little as $5 per piece from your local home improvement store, or for even less if you keep an eye out on Facebook Marketplace! 

Add a backsplash!

A backsplash is an easy way to add charm and character to your kitchen. It also adds functionality, as it keeps the walls from becoming damaged and provides an easy to clean surface. If you’re adding a backsplash solely for resale, choose a neutral coloured tile with a simple design. 

Add a floating shelf system 

This is a great way to add some visual interest to your kitchen! If you have a bare wall or an area in need of a little more functionality, floating shelves are a quick and easy way to upgrade your decor. A great floating shelf will not only fill up that extra empty wall space in your home, but it will be a great place for you to decorate or display your favourite frames, décor, or dishware in an aesthetically pleasing way!

Replace your kitchen sink and faucet 

A sink is typically the focal point of the kitchen. After all, it has a vital role to play in today’s contemporary kitchen design! Once you’ve decided on a new sink, choosing the faucets is your next step! There are lots of different faucets on the market in a variety of styles, colours, and materials, and you need to choose one which complements your kitchen theme and design. For example, if you have a traditional or rustic kitchen, you might want to go for a brass faucet, whereas a more modern kitchen might work best with a chrome or black faucet that adds contemporary appeal. 

Install new lighting

Do you want to make your kitchen look brighter, more beautiful, and more expensive? The answer is simple: recessed lighting. A well-lit room feels more cheerful and makes spaces feel larger and cleaner. Bright rooms also show you have nothing to hide, so prospective buyers will feel at ease when touring your home


If you are planning on selling in the next six months, giving your kitchen a fresh coat of paint will bring you the largest return on investment! Neutral colours make it easy for potential buyers to imagine themselves living there because the paint goes with just about anything. Many buyers also don’t want to shell out extra money to paint after they move in. 

Pro Tip: Stick to flat or eggshell sheens on larger walls, as they will not show off the nail pops and unevenness in walls as much as a satin sheen will. Updating your kitchen doesn’t need to be a full gut and renovation! If you’ve recently updated your home to list for sale, or you’re thinking about selling and don’t know where to start, connect with our team of experts today:

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Jamie MacLean

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