Is Your Kitchen Stuck in A Time Warp?

Too expensive to remodel your kitchen? Your kitchen, the heart of the home, is one of the main attractions or deterrents when potential buyers view your home. Kitchen trends change over time, in the 1990’s Oak cabinets were all of the rage, now we are seeing grey, dark stained cabinets, white with accented trim, and contrasting islands and cabinet colors. A real estate Broker from and Keller Williams Realty Infinity in Naperville, IL discussed how “we are seeing a lot of slender line Mosaic and natural stone tile backsplashes in the newer homes,” replacing your dated backsplash can give an instant update to your kitchen.
Our staging consultant from, says “you do not need to replace your cabinets these days, when there are so many excellent paint products on the market.” One of our favorite products is Chalk Paint, with Annie Sloan being our go to brand. There is very little prep work and the result is a high end look, with a very small price tag. When painting cabinets, you will be removing the cabinets doors and drawers, this is a great time to change out the hinges and handles! Check out Annie Sloan Chalk Paint here:
If you cannot afford to replace your countertops, paint them. Yes, we said, you can paint them! There are some fabulous countertop rejuvenation products on the market. We recently tried out and loved:, this is a product that can be used on multiple surfaces with beautiful results. Fixtures such as faucets and sinks can also be an inexpensive upgrade, completing a kitchen remodel on a budget. A little time, elbow grease and great products can be a great way of updating your kitchen, on a budget, while increasing your home equity and it will make a great first impression!

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