Whether you’re selling a house in Valrico, a condo in Brandon, or a home anywhere else in the Tampa Bay area, you’re probably thinking about making a few improvements. You’re not alone if you’re thinking that way, either. People often ask about:
- Making minor bathroom upgrades
- Doing major bathroom renovations
- Taking care of small kitchen improvements
- Replacing vinyl siding
- Upgrading existing landscaping
The bottom line, though, is that what works for someone else may not be the right choice for you. You’ll be better off talking to your Tampa Bay Realtor® before you make any major decisions about what upgrades you should make before you sell your house.
With that said, what about big-time kitchen overhauls? Are they worth it, and should you start budgeting for your own before you sell?
Should You Do a Major Kitchen Remodel Before You Sell Your Home in Tampa Bay?
The average cost of a major kitchen remodel is just under $44,000. The average return at resale is about 91 percent. Some of the biggest parts of a kitchen remodel include:
- New cabinets
- A kitchen island
- Laminate countertops
- A new sink
- A wall oven
- A new cook top
- Vinyl flooring
- New appliances
The difference between a minor kitchen remodel and a major one is this: If your home’s value rises but your kitchen is extremely dated, you may need to break out the big guns.
For most people, it makes sense to budget 10 to 15 percent of their home’s value for a full-scale kitchen remodel.
That’s another reason you need to talk to your Realtor before you make any big decisions; kitchen remodeling is expensive (and, in most cases, time-consuming).
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