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It’s a seller’s market in Kansas City, and now is a great time to make a profit on your home. But did you know that you could get even more for your home if you update your kitchen? 

Kitchens (and bathrooms) can sell a home faster and for more money than any other room. A few premium features here will give you the most bang for your buck and get you moving on to your next adventure. Here are the areas to focus your spending and get the most for your investment:

Install Granite Countertops

Granite countertops are a favorite feature among modern homeowners because of their look and low maintenance. Granite will stay looking clean and new for years and require very little special care. They’re scratch and chip resistant, plus you can place hot pots and pans directly on the countertop without the risk of scorch marks. They’re also one of the most affordable options for kitchen countertops, so you can keep your upgrade costs low.

Add Tile Backsplash

A tile backsplash adds instant color and character to any kitchen. Tile wipes clean and protects the walls from splashes, stains, and spills. They add an instant focal point to your kitchen and can tie together the rest of the room. 

You can easily DIY a tile backsplash in your kitchen using a few basic materials. This is a relatively low-cost upgrade, helping you get even more value from your investment.

Upgrade Knobs and Pulls

Changing out the knobs and pulls on your kitchen cabinets can give your kitchen an entirely new look and feel. It’s a much cheaper alternative to installing new cabinets and takes very little time and money to do. 

Like any other element in your kitchen, knobs, and pulls go through design trends, too. You can choose something more modern and trendy to bring your kitchen into current times, even if the cabinets themselves remain unchanged.

Replace or Upgrade Lighting

Good lighting will always be appreciated by prospective home buyers, especially if the lighting is energy efficient. The kitchen is one room where you need great lighting, so investing in new fixtures is a sound choice. 

Change out old light fixtures for LED lighting. Install Can lights for subtle, out-of-the-way lighting. Go the extra mile and install some strip lights under the cabinets to illuminate areas that are otherwise hard to see.

Upgrade to Stainless Steel Appliances

If you’re going to splurge on new appliances, stainless steel is the safest bet. Kansas City home buyers like the attractive neutral look of stainless steel because they match any decor. Stainless steel is easy to clean and maintain its appearance, plus it lasts a long time. 

Getting more value from your home sale is possible when you prioritize the right upgrades. Even in a hot market, take every opportunity to maximize your gains. 

For even more ways to streamline your home sale, work with an Upsell agent — get started today!