6 Kitchen Improvements That Really Pay Off

If you own a homeowner in Arlington, you’ve probably thought of how you can vamp it up to suit your taste and style. Home improvement is always in the mind of most home buyers and the good thing is that it not only creates a nice place to live, but it also brings up the home price whenever you decide to sell.

Refrigerator, sink, dishwasher, and stove in this condo

Renovating your kitchen can be the most expensive endeavor in home improvement, but it brings in some great returns.

Here are some six kitchen improvements that will significantly bring you some financial benefits down the road.

  • Amp up the appliances– shiny new appliances such as fridges, stove, stainless-steel dishwasher, have a huge impact on prospective home buyers. They are also the most expensive kitchen renovations. But, the good thing is that you don’t have to replace them all at once. Just replace what you can–when you can–so by the time your home’s on the market, your kitchen will look as good as new.
  • Refreshed cabinets -cabinets are also very expensive, averaging between $3,900 and $12,000. So, don’t be quick to trash out the old ones. In fact, if you have wood cabinets that are still in decent shape, you can totally reface then with a fresh coat of paint.
  • Kitchen sink– given that this is the most used item in a kitchen, you’ll have to buy a new one –even if it’s on an old countertop. So, consider getting one with two troughs or made of stainless steel, the most popular material,  according to Consumer Reports.
  • New countertops – these may be quite pricey, but the impact they have on future home buyers is huge. You can go for granite or quartz, for a more trendy and distinct look.
  • Charging stations– with the invasion of smartphones, tablets, and other constantly charged electronics, there are never enough charging ports in a kitchen. Consider modifying cabinets and drawers to add hidden powers strips and other tech-friendly amenities.
  • Wood floors– when it comes to kitchen floors, wood is the most popular kitchen flooring, favored by 82% of home buyers, according to an NKBA report.

Properties in Arlington County

1530 Key Blvd #207

1 beds, 1 full baths

Home size: 765 sq.ft.

Price: $410,000

Property Type: Unit/Flat for Sale

MLS Number: VAAR167554

Subdivision: Atrium Condo

Added: 08/08/20, Last Updated: 10/30/2020

1205 N Garfield St #409

2 beds, 1 full,1 part baths

Home size: 929 sq.ft.

Price: $598,000

Property Type: Unit/Flat for Sale

MLS Number: VAAR168986

Subdivision: Residences At Station Square

Added: 09/07/20, Last Updated: 10/30/2020

1111 19th St N #1805

1 beds, 1 full baths

Home size: 660 sq.ft.

Price: $488,900

Property Type: Unit/Flat for Sale

MLS Number: VAAR171056

Subdivision: Rosslyn

Added: 10/08/20, Last Updated: 10/30/2020

1600 N Oak St #511

1 beds, 1 full baths

Home size: 880 sq.ft.

Price: $469,000

Property Type: Unit/Flat for Sale

MLS Number: VAAR172180

Subdivision: Belvedere Condominium

Added: 10/30/20, Last Updated: 10/30/2020

1800 Wilson Blvd #305

1 beds, 1 full baths

Home size: 716 sq.ft.

Price: $449,900

Property Type: Unit/Flat for Sale

MLS Number: VAAR172170

Subdivision: Wilson Boulevard

Added: 10/30/20, Last Updated: 10/30/2020

3603 N Pershing Dr

4 beds, 2 full,1 part baths

Home size: 3,678 sq.ft.

Price: $1,450,000

Property Type: Detached for Sale

MLS Number: VAAR170552

Subdivision: Ashton Heights

Added: 10/21/20, Last Updated: 10/30/2020

3014 12th St S

5 beds, 4 full,1 part baths

Home size: 2,622 sq.ft.

Price: $1,250,000

Property Type: Detached for Sale

MLS Number: VAAR168656

Subdivision: Douglas Park

Added: 08/31/20, Last Updated: 10/30/2020

125 N Abingdon St

3 beds, 2 full baths

Home size: 1,144 sq.ft.

Price: $799,000

Property Type: Detached for Sale

MLS Number: VAAR171934

Subdivision: Arlington Forest

Added: 10/29/20, Last Updated: 10/30/2020

2330 14th St N #308

2 beds, 1 full baths

Home size: 890 sq.ft.

Price: $574,700

Property Type: Unit/Flat for Sale

MLS Number: VAAR172036

Subdivision: Courthouse Hill

Added: 10/30/20, Last Updated: 10/30/2020

4011 Lorcom Ln

4 beds, 3 full baths

Home size: 1,607 sq.ft.

Price: $999,950

Property Type: Detached for Sale

MLS Number: VAAR171652

Subdivision: Lee Heights

Added: 10/24/20, Last Updated: 10/30/2020

1708 S Nelson St

5 beds, 3 full baths

Home size: 2,832 sq.ft.

Price: $1,199,000

Property Type: Detached for Sale

MLS Number: VAAR171246

Subdivision: Douglas Park New Arlington

Added: 10/16/20, Last Updated: 10/30/2020

4130 23rd St N

7 beds, 6 full,1 part baths

Home size: 3,640 sq.ft.

Price: $1,499,000

Property Type: Detached for Sale

MLS Number: VAAR164954

Subdivision: Lee Heights

Added: 07/15/20, Last Updated: 10/30/2020

1913 N Rhodes St #17

1 beds, 1 full baths

Home size: 610 sq.ft.

Price: $300,000

Property Type: Unit/Flat for Sale

MLS Number: VAAR164754

Subdivision: Colonial Village

Added: 07/09/20, Last Updated: 10/30/2020

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