Kitchen Improvements Under $100

    Want to spruce up your kitchen but stuck on a tight budget? Our team has come up with some cost effective, easy to do things that will take your kitchen from drab to fab! Check out the DIY list of improvements you can get started on for under $100. These tips can come in handy when you’re ready to list your home to sell on the market!

    Farm style kitchens are all the rage and is the perfect balance between comfort, practicality and glamour!
    Farm house style kitchens are all the rage and is the perfect balance between comfort, practicality and glamour!

    REFRESH THE SINK:

    If your sink is starting to look outdated, find an affordable, yet stylish, replacement. If you have the eye for DIY, you can also purchase some sandpaper and a $4 can of spray paint that is made for metal, and dye it to refresh and brighten the color.

    HANG A NEW LIGHT FIXTURE

    A decorative light fixture doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. You can generally find some decent ones that are under $100. Go for a chrome finish or choose the rustic route, whichever suits the current decor in your kitchen. You can also add LED lights under your kitchen cabinets for around $10-$20.

    PAINT THE CABINETS

    With care taken in the prep work, you can refinish the paint on your cabinets. You can generally get a kit around $75. Refreshing the paint color or the stain can make your kitchen feel brand new.

    TURN YOUR FRIDGE INTO A CHALKBOARD

    Chalkboard finishes are a hot trend, especially on the fridge! They add more functionality by allowing home owners to write grocery lists, menus, and even to-dos. Use painters tape to outline the shape and size you want to use as the chalkboard then coat it with magnetic primer, then chalkboard paint.

    REPLACE OUTLET PLATES

    Replace the outdated outlet wall plates for your light switches. You can add some character to it by using bold patterns, bright colors, or elegant textures. If they look faded, yellow, or chipped, they’re a cheap fix to replace.

    CHANGE HARDWARE

    Replacing the hardware on your kitchen cabinets and drawers can provide a drastic change to your kitchen. Not only can you get rid of hideous outdated hardware, but you can add a completely new feel to the theme of your kitchen just by updating the hardware throughout it.

    EXPAND STORAGE

    Have empty wall space? Search your local home stores for cute baskets or storage containers you can use to fill the space. Not only can it add some character to your kitchen, it also adds functionality and more storage options. A feature buyers love if you’re thinking of listing your home.

    DRESS UP YOUR DECOR

    Bring some color to your kitchen. Throw out decor that looks like it belongs in the 90’s, rugs that are falling apart, and anything else that weighs down a fresh look. Add in some new rugs and hand towels that match your personality and the theme you’re trying to achieve. You can also add some plants and decorative pieces to add character.

    CLEAN UP THE CLUTTER

    The best cleaning tip I can give all of my clients is to remove the clutter. Nothing is a bigger eye sore than too many things. It also messes with the energy in a home. Throw out a lot of things that are taking up too much space. If it’s sentimental, see if you can store it in a new place or even donate it.

    Are you interested in learning other ways we can help you get your home ready to sell? Set up an appointment to have a FREE pre-lising tour of your home where we can give you the tips and tricks needed for your individual selling success! 

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    Kristi Roberts

    Kristi Roberts is the mainspring behind KNE Realty 360. As the managing broker, Kristi’s dedication to education, growth and client satisfaction is evident by the professionalism she exemplifies in every real estate transaction. This proficiency has allowed her to be ranked among the Top 5% of REALTORS® nationwide in real estate sales and as an Hours Media Detroit Real Estate All-star. Additionally, Kristi holds certifications as a Real Estate Negations Expert (RENE), Military Relocation Expert (MRP) and is known throughout Michigan for her advocacy and assistance she provides to our active and military veterans. An entrepreneur by nature, Kristi has been a business owner and real estate investor for almost twenty years. Her knack for finding a good deal and ability to recognize shifts in economics allows her to structure her business to flow and prosper thru various economic trials. This natural talent is essential in real estate and she is readily available to share her knowledge with her clientele. In addition to relying on her inner intuition, Kristi also understands the need for business development and growth which she nurtures thru professional coaching and attending mastermind sessions with likeminded business owners nationwide. To keep life interesting and to keep her on her toes, Kristi is an avid hockey mom and enjoys adventure filled days exploring Michigan’s beaches with her husband and 5 kids.

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