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

4523 Wilson Blvd

3 beds, 3 full,1 part baths

Home size: 2,097 sq.ft.

Price: $1,299,000

Property Type: Row/Townhouse for Sale

MLS Number: VAAR158438

Subdivision: Ballston Park

Added: 02/06/20, Last Updated: 02/17/2020

4781 21st Rd N

2 beds, 2 full baths

Home size: 864 sq.ft.

Price: $575,000

Property Type: Row/Townhouse for Sale

MLS Number: VAAR159152

Subdivision: Glebewood Village

Added: 02/13/20, Last Updated: 02/16/2020

3061 N Pollard St

6 beds, 6 full,1 part baths

Home size: 4,210 sq.ft.

Price: $2,095,000

Property Type: Detached for Sale

MLS Number: VAAR159266

Subdivision: Bellevue Forest

Added: 02/14/20, Last Updated: 02/16/2020

2628 N Potomac St

3 beds, 2 full baths

Home size: 1,409 sq.ft.

Price: $760,000

Property Type: Detached for Sale

MLS Number: VAAR158086

Subdivision: Berkshire

Added: 01/28/20, Last Updated: 02/16/2020

1111 19th St N #22012202

2 beds, 4 full baths

Home size: 2,200 sq.ft.

Price: $2,499,000

Property Type: Unit/Flat for Sale

MLS Number: VAAR158406

Subdivision: Waterview

Added: 01/24/20, Last Updated: 02/16/2020

1036 S Edison St

3 beds, 2 full baths

Home size: 800 sq.ft.

Price: $599,900

Property Type: Detached for Sale

MLS Number: VAAR158280

Subdivision: Columbia Forest

Added: 01/30/20, Last Updated: 02/16/2020

3411 N Woodrow St

6 beds, 6 full,2 part baths

Home size: 5,537 sq.ft.

Price: $2,499,900

Property Type: Detached for Sale

MLS Number: VAAR158444

Subdivision: Country Club Hills

Added: 01/22/20, Last Updated: 02/16/2020

6593 Williamsburg

6 beds, 5 full,1 part baths

Home size: 3,655 sq.ft.

Price: $1,699,900

Property Type: Detached for Sale

MLS Number: VAAR157400

Subdivision: Oakwood

Added: 12/06/19, Last Updated: 02/16/2020

5300 Columbia Pike #315

3 beds, 2 full,2 part baths

Home size: 1,564 sq.ft.

Price: $469,900

Property Type: Penthouse Unit/Flat for Sale

MLS Number: VAAR159098

Subdivision: None Available

Added: 02/10/20, Last Updated: 02/16/2020

1045 N Utah St #2-109

1 beds, 1 full baths

Home size: 657 sq.ft.

Price: $435,000

Property Type: Unit/Flat for Sale

MLS Number: VAAR159116

Subdivision: Windsor Plaza

Added: 02/14/20, Last Updated: 02/16/2020

2919-B S Woodley St #B

2 beds, 2 full baths

Home size: 1,060 sq.ft.

Price: $409,900

Property Type: Unit/Flat for Sale

MLS Number: VAAR159188

Subdivision: Courtbridge

Added: 02/12/20, Last Updated: 02/16/2020

4151 S Four Mile Run Dr #104

1 beds, 1 full baths

Home size: 818 sq.ft.

Price: $355,000

Property Type: Unit/Flat for Sale

MLS Number: VAAR159096

Subdivision: West Village of Shirlington

Added: 02/14/20, Last Updated: 02/16/2020

1276 N Wayne St #719

1 beds, 1 full baths

Home size: 721 sq.ft.

Price: $447,000

Property Type: Unit/Flat for Sale

MLS Number: VAAR159084

Subdivision: Williamsburg

Added: 02/15/20, Last Updated: 02/16/2020

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