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Cabinet Refacing Saves Money on Resale Prep

by Kirk Bangstad
Face Your Kitchen Columnist

If you're looking to sell your house, you may be considering laying a new floor and replacing your kitchen cabinets to increase your home's resale value. Before you do this, do some research on current homebuyer trends. You may discover that the investment you plan to make might not give you the return you're expecting.

Homebuyers not interested in your sense of Style

The trend among homebuyers these days is to build new homes complete with new floor covering, finishes, and cabinets. Buyers that purchase older homes still often want to change the interior by replacing everything. Given these trends, it is risky for those looking to sell their homes to invest in new furnishings in order to increase their home's resale value. There is a good chance that in today's market, a buyer will enter a home with a preconceived notion about changing the furnishings, and thus won't be convinced to pay a premium for new floors or cabinets.

Kitchen Cabinet Refacing: Make Home Attractive without huge Expense

One economical answer to sprucing up your home for resale without emptying your wallet is cabinet refacing. Kitchen cabinet refacing is a very inexpensive way to spruce up kitchen cabinets. Instead of replacing old cabinets, which can cost a fortune, you can simply reface them and make them seem brand new. Cabinet refacing will make your kitchen much more attractive, which might be enough to convince a buyer to accept your offer. You may be able to make more of a profit because the expense of preparing your home for resale is minimized.

About the Author
Kirk Bangstad is an artist manager and singer working in Chicago, IL. His previous experience includes consulting for technology companies in the Silicon Valley and serving as a field director and publicist for a statewide political campaign. Kirk holds a B.A. in government from Harvard University.

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