If you want to add value to your kitchen before selling, you may be wary of the potential high costs. And yet, an up-to-date kitchen should always be a priority if you want to know how to add value to your home. If a complete remodel is not an option financially, however, don’t be disheartened. We’ve asked real estate professionals for their top tips for adding value to a kitchen without taking on a massive renovation project. At least one of these may surprise you. 

1. Always start with cabinetry

farmhouse style kitchen with cream shaker cabinets and open shelving

(Image credit: Brayer Design)

If your kitchen is looking a bit dated, you may be surprised by how much you can achieve by just repainting the cabinetry. Bill Samuel, a full time residential real estate developer in the Chicago area says that very often, ‘if you have dated looking oak cabinets the design may be fine so all you would have to do is paint the cabinets to have a huge impact on the overall aesthetic of the kitchen.’