Kitchen Upgrades Can Help You Sell Your Home at a Higher Price


Colorado’s real estate market has been red hot throughout the summer, breaking records despite economic disruptions. In recent weeks, homebuyers have purchased more than 10,000 single-family properties at a median price of $443,925, which represents an all-time high.

As sellers look to take advantage of the historic demand for housing, they are looking for ways to upgrade their homes to justify higher asking prices. Much of these timely home improvements are taking place in kitchens, and rightfully so. As the heart and soul of a home, kitchens can make or break a sale. Fortunately, some quick, cost-effective improvements can drastically enhance the look and feel of a home, while setting it apart from similar inventory in the area.

“When it comes to enhancing a kitchen, a full-scale remodel isn’t always necessary,” said Zach Morrow of Rock Solid Custom Granite, a leading custom cabinet and countertop company in Denver. “Some new cabinets or new countertops can significantly upgrade a kitchen, and make a home more attractive to buyers. It’s also usually easy to recoup the costs or get a nice return on the investment if you choose to sell your property.”

By leveraging the natural beauty of stone, sellers can pique interest in buyers and differentiate their homes from similar properties in their areas.

These days, there are several attractive options for virtually any budget. Homeowners can choose from a wide variety of popular stone countertops including breathtaking limestone, classic granite, soapstone, travertine, onyx, and marble. They can even harness the exquisite power of stunning minerals such as quartz to craft show-stopping kitchens with refined design elements that turn ordinary homes into extraordinary properties.

“The right countertops can provide valuable selling points for your home,” said Morrow. “For instance, nonporous quartz countertops are ideal for buyers with kids, because these surfaces don’t absorb stain-causing liquids and potentially dangerous microorganisms, such as E. coli and Salmonella.”

Like other kinds of engineered stone, quartz is available in a wide diversity of colors and textures that can closely mimic the appearance of other countertops while providing superior durability. Maintenance is as simple as wiping the quartz with warm water and mild soap, and it never needs to be resealed even decades after installation.

All of this provides major selling points you or your real estate agent can use to elevate interest in your home and ensure that you get a better price at closing.

When it comes to timely upgrades, many homeowners also find that they can enhance their kitchens by replacing the fixtures or adding compelling backsplashes. New cabinetry can also dramatically transform a ho-hum kitchen into a breathtaking room that becomes the focal point of a home.

“The kitchen really is the beating heart of a home,” said Morrow. “It’s a bustling center of activity where people gather to eat, cook, entertain, and socialize. As a central hub, this space will immediately attract prospective buyers or send them toward the door. A buyer might look past an outdated bathroom or small bedroom, but they won’t ignore an undesirable kitchen. Modern kitchens must be designed to meet a buyer’s lifestyle. If it’s not an appropriate match, the buyer will likely eliminate the property as an option.”

Fortunately, homeowners can revamp a drab, outdated kitchen in just a few hours or days if they work with the right contractor.

“At Rock Solid Custom Granite, we have the agility to completely transform the look of a kitchen in a very short amount of time,” said Morrow. “For customers who are on tight timeframes, we can provide fast, flawless service. Our skilled designers and installers work with clients to understand their goals. It’s why we have such an outstanding reputation as the top custom cabinet and countertop company in Denver.”

About Rock Solid Custom Granite

Serving Denver and the surrounding area, Rock Solid Custom Granite provides custom cabinets and stunning natural stone countertops for kitchens and bathrooms. Leveraging master skills and the most modern design techniques, our talented craftsmen work with our clients to learn their unique preferences and bring their visions to life.

Placing our customer’s needs above all else, Rock Solid has gained an enduring reputation for being the best, most reliable cabinet and granite counters company in Denver. An employee-owned company, we do everything ourselves without outsourcing important jobs to subcontractors. When homeowners decide to work with our skilled experts, they can expect the finest materials and workmanship, guaranteed.

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