Looking to sell your home? When selling, you need a certain level of familiarity with the local real estate market. Our agents can help you navigate the sales process without stress and provide tips to ensure you get the best possible price for your property.
So, how can you increase property value? Some age-old practices include upgrading to high-demand finishes, increasing square footage, and sprucing up your landscaping. But perhaps one of the best things you can do is to upgrade your home's appliances.
Most buyers start by looking at the kitchen. Here are the appliances that will make your house more appealing.
Before choosing the sleekest fridge on the market, there are several factors you should consider – energy savings being the most important. Homebuyers nowadays are tech-savvy and are aware that old refrigerators are the biggest electricity hogs in the average home. Be sure to leave the "Energy Star" tag on the appliance to entice your buyers.
Consider getting smart refrigerators with French doors and built-in water and ice dispensers, which will undoubtedly add to the appeal.
- Built-In Stoves
Stoves are typically the longest-lasting kitchen appliance. The kitchen is the heart of the home, so you want the hearth to be as inviting as possible.
Get a stove with a built-in feel that has flat tops or a self-cleaning function. The return on investment will be worth it. How about an induction cooktop that heats pots and pans directly with electromagnetic fields? Induction cooktops ensure burners aren't hot to the touch, which is a safety feature that could appeal to buyers with small kids.
Ventilation hoods are one of the most overlooked appliances in the kitchen, which is surprising considering all the steam and smoke that cooking generates. A contemporary range hood will provide good ventilation keeping the kitchen safe and comfortable.
- Non-Conventional Ovens
Today, there are so many types of ovens in the market that it can be challenging to choose. You might consider getting a steam or a speed oven. Steam ovens can be used to reheat meals, and since they use hot steam to cook food, they minimize the need for baking with oil.
Now speed ovens are where it gets interesting. Gone are the days when it took over an hour to roast a chicken. Speed ovens combine convection cooking and microwaving to create a versatile, faster cooking experience.
- Microwave Drawer
While not an appliance upgrade in itself, switching up the microwave drawer is a minor kitchen update that carries a great impact, especially if you have a small kitchen. A microwave drawer conceals the appliance within your lower cabinets, keeping it out of view yet within reach.
- High-Efficiency Washers
You'll be hard-pressed to find a buyer who'll overlook the washer and dryer. It's always best to invest in a high-efficiency washer and matching dryer that runs quietly and can handle an entire family's laundry.
- Bonus Tip: No one wants white appliances anymore. Stainless steel is all the rage nowadays. It's durable, shiny, and gives your kitchen a clean, fresh look. Plus, it creates uniformity in your kitchen, which adds to the appeal.
Kitchens Sell Homes!
Families spend a lot of their time in the kitchen. Upgrading your appliances is a cost-effective way to increase the appeal of your home and raise its market value.
Contact us if you have any questions or concerns about the home buying process. We'd love to help you out. In the meantime, check out these Ridgewood homes for sale since you might be looking for a new place to call home soon.