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Kitchen Cabinets and Backsplash

Arianna ArendsJanuary 24, 2013
We might be moving soon and are wanting opinions of whether we should paint the cabinets and put in a backsplash. Would it be worth the money and effort in resale?
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Judy M
You have a lot of wood going on with the floor and cabinets. A conversation with a local realtor to ask what buyers in your area are attracted to in a kitchen would be a good start.

In my opinion, painting the cabinets and adding hardware to the cabinets would go a long way. I would also ask the realtor what type of backsplash is most appealing to buyers.

It looks like a large kitchen with good storage, that's a big advantage.
1 Like    Bookmark   January 24, 2013 at 1:24PM
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Engrav's Decorating
I think a tile backsplash would add value and I would also add some stainless steels knobs to your kitchen cabinets to give them a little update. By all means ask your real estate agent.
1 Like    Bookmark   January 24, 2013 at 11:47PM
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Judy said exactly what I would have. I think in some areas this type/stain of wood is still popular. And I think there are those who might prefer to stain a cabinet - which is a lot more work if they have to strip paint first.

The amount of storage and cabinetry you have is a major plus.
    Bookmark   January 24, 2013 at 11:53PM
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Since the cabinets look good, I wouldn't paint them, because once they're painted it's hard to go back and the next buyer may want them in wood color. Adding knobs and painting the backsplash may be a good idea though.
1 Like    Bookmark   January 25, 2013 at 12:00AM
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Manon Floreat
I wouldn't do either, unless your realtor highly recommends it and you'll be able to recoup the cost. What I would do is stage it to the nines! You've got a nice kitchen. To mitigate the wood heavy visual, consider a tasteful area rug - way more economical than painting and installing a back splash.
3 Likes    Bookmark   January 25, 2013 at 12:11AM
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I feel the cabinets look great in their original form and would not want to spoil the look by either painting them or making any sort of additions.paint spoils the natural look of wood though painting the backsplash may be a good idea as it would add value.You could also consult a real estate agent for better ideas.
    Bookmark   February 19, 2014 at 3:02AM
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