For homeowners preparing a Montclair, Dumfries house for sale, it’s often the single most difficult decision: what about the kitchen? When the kitchen is undeniably past its prime, it can be a true dilemma. We all know that kitchens can sell a home, but when the budget for a full-blown remodels doesn’t make financial sense, what are the alternatives?

Enter remodeling’s more practical first cousin: refacing. Faster, cheaper — and sometimes every bit as effective — kitchen refacing is a widely overlooked solution to a dated or otherwise less-than-desirable kitchen. It may not be the whole answer: sometimes appliance replacement needs to be seriously considered; sometimes a flooring problem can’t be ignored. It’s likely that hardware will need to be replaced. But refacing (covering the exposed surfaces of cabinets or countertops with a new fabricated surface) can result in the most dramatic cosmetic impact of all. Whether a thin veneer of real wood or long-lasting plastic laminate is used, before listing a Montclair, Dumfries house for sale, it can pay to factor in refacing’s practical advantages:

  •          Refacing costs about half as much as a traditional remodel.
  •          A refacing project should take less than a week — ideal for sellers with a short timeframe for getting their house on the market.
  •          It’s a green solution: old cabinetry isn’t sent to the landfill, and some surfaces made from recycled materials are available.

Refacing may not fix a truly unworkable kitchen design, and you still need to resist the temptation to blow the budget on higher-end finishes, but in many cases, it solves the problem in a most practical way.

If you are readying your house for sale this spring and could use a second pair of eyes, I hope you’ll contact me for an in-home visit. We can go over the areas of your home that will most benefit from improvement, and prepare a marketing strategy that will turn your “house for sale” sign into one that reads “sold”!



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