Want to update your kitchen but don’t know where to start?
Join the club.
Home renovations can be pretty expensive… and so we don’t want to mess anything up or spend our money on the wrong thing.
At PineCone Properties, we’ve been working in real estate in Clark and Cowlitz county for quite some time now. And we’ve seen just about every home renovation blunder you can imagine.
To help you avoid making the same mistakes, here are a few kitchen renovation suggestions…
Don’t DIY — Unless you have a lot of experience renovating homes, it’s probably a bad idea to DIY a kitchen update. Instead, hire a professional to do the work for you. But check our second tip!
Vet Your Contractors — Not all contractors are equal. Some will make big promises and underdeliver while others have character and integrity. We recommend checking online reviews, asking for referrals, and asking lots of questions.
Have a Clear Budget — When it comes to updating a home, nothing is cheap. And it’s easy to get carried away and find yourself way over budget if you don’t keep a close eye on your selections. Make sure to define your budget early on and keep in close communication about the budget with the contractor so as to avoid any unwanted surprises.
Think of Future Buyers — You probably want to renovate the kitchen for yourself… but it’s important to also think of future buyers and what they’ll want to see when you sell the home.
Hope that helps!
If you ever want to sell your home as-is for a fair cash offer, give us a call at (360)572-6664. We’ll pay all closing costs and we can close in as little as two weeks!