Investing in a kitchen upgrade is always a smart thing for a seller to do. Updated kitchens and bathrooms are still the most popular renovations because those are the updates that home buyers want, especially now that such a big percentage of home buyers are Millennials and Generation Z buyers. Here are some of the most popular kitchen upgrades that home buyers are looking for in 2019:
The all white subway tile kitchen is definitely out according to the top home designers. Home buyers want kitchens that are warm and inviting instead of white and sterile. Colored cabinets are a major trend that home sellers can take advantage of to sell their homes. Painting cabinets is relatively easy and doesn’t cost a fortune but it will totally transform the way that the kitchen looks. Deep colors like dark blues and grays are very popular. Lighter colors that have rustic overtones like sage green or faded gold are also popular. Retro colors from the 30s and 40s like aqua and pink are also very popular with younger generations who want their homes to have a pop of personality.
Builder grade granite countertops are also out of favor with homebuyers in 2019. The generic granite countertops have been replaced by clean and crisp quartz countertops. Quartz countertops are durable, affordable, and they come in many fun colors that add another pop of color to the kitchen. Beautifully veined quartz can look like marble without the intense upkeep that marble countertops require and buyers love the timeless look of marble countertops.
Rustic chic is back in a big way and home buyers love a rustic feeling kitchen because it feels very warm and inviting and makes them think about the family gathered in the kitchen and family room for meals and family time. Butcher block countertops, a large farmhouse sink, or an accent wall made from reclaimed wood are all easy and interesting farmhouse accents to add to the kitchen. Installing shiplap o beadboard on the walls as an accent will also give the kitchen a fun retro farmhouse feel that buyers will really like.
Stainless steel appliances look out of place in a colored kitchen or a farmhouse style kitchen. Simple neutral black appliances are what buyers want now. Black stainless-steel appliances give a kitchen a very high-end look and feel so sellers that want to show off a gorgeous gourmet kitchen can finish off the look with stunning high-end black stainless-steel appliances.
Updated Lighting and Fixtures
Sellers that are on a budget can make a big impact on buyers when they replace the light switches, faucets, and hardware in the kitchen to give the room an upgraded look. Replace the light switch plates and outlet covers too with some sleek metallic accents or classic black to make the room look like it’s had a big renovation done.