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

3465 N Emerson St

6 beds, 5 full,1 part baths

Home size: 3,649 sq.ft.

Price: $1,995,000

Property Type: Detached for Sale

MLS Number: VAAR157824

Subdivision: Stratford Hills

Added: 01/16/20, Last Updated: 03/30/2020

2516 1st Road S

9 beds, 8 full,2 part baths

Home size: 4,452 sq.ft.

Price: $1,800,000

Property Type: Detached for Sale

MLS Number: VAAR160910

Subdivision: Penrose

Added: 03/29/20, Last Updated: 03/30/2020

3617 S Wakefield St

2 beds, 2 full baths

Home size: 1,000 sq.ft.

Price: $569,900

Property Type: End of Row/Townhouse for Sale

MLS Number: VAAR160114

Subdivision: Fairlington

Added: 03/30/20, Last Updated: 03/30/2020

1501 22nd St N

3 beds, 3 full,1 part baths

Home size: 1,870 sq.ft.

Price: $1,100,000

Property Type: End of Row/Townhouse for Sale

MLS Number: VAAR160474

Subdivision: Palisades Park

Added: 03/19/20, Last Updated: 03/29/2020

1307 N George Mason Dr

4 beds, 3 full,1 part baths

Home size: 2,963 sq.ft.

Price: $1,275,000

Property Type: Detached for Sale

MLS Number: VAAR154418

Subdivision: None Available

Added: 09/20/19, Last Updated: 03/29/2020

1321 N Adams Ct #308

2 beds, 1 full baths

Home size: 890 sq.ft.

Price: $599,000

Property Type: Unit/Flat for Sale

MLS Number: VAAR160564

Subdivision: Courthouse Hill

Added: 03/25/20, Last Updated: 03/29/2020

6308 26th St N

5 beds, 4 full baths

Home size: 2,683 sq.ft.

Price: $1,490,000

Property Type: Detached for Sale

MLS Number: VAAR159446

Subdivision: Tuckahoe

Added: 03/27/20, Last Updated: 03/29/2020

3700 N Oakland St

4 beds, 3 full baths

Home size: 2,636 sq.ft.

Price: $1,190,000

Property Type: Detached for Sale

MLS Number: VAAR160664

Subdivision: River Crest

Added: 03/27/20, Last Updated: 03/29/2020

2830 N Sycamore St

5 beds, 3 full,1 part baths

Home size: 2,317 sq.ft.

Price: $1,334,888

Property Type: Detached for Sale

MLS Number: VAAR160292

Subdivision: Minor Hill

Added: 03/19/20, Last Updated: 03/29/2020

1831 N Powhatan St

3 beds, 3 full baths

Home size: 1,450 sq.ft.

Price: $899,000

Property Type: Detached for Sale

MLS Number: VAAR160848

Subdivision: Westover

Added: 03/26/20, Last Updated: 03/29/2020

3650 S Glebe Rd #553

2 beds, 2 full baths

Home size: 958 sq.ft.

Price: $650,000

Property Type: Unit/Flat for Sale

MLS Number: VAAR160794

Subdivision: Eclipse On Center Park

Added: 03/26/20, Last Updated: 03/29/2020

1200 Crystal Dr #514

2 beds, 1 full baths

Home size: 1,045 sq.ft.

Price: $499,900

Property Type: Unit/Flat for Sale

MLS Number: VAAR160000

Subdivision: Waterford House

Added: 03/05/20, Last Updated: 03/29/2020

421 N Upton Ct

4 beds, 4 full,1 part baths

Home size: 2,138 sq.ft.

Price: $1,035,000

Property Type: Row/Townhouse for Sale

MLS Number: VAAR160380

Subdivision: Buckingham Commons

Added: 03/20/20, Last Updated: 03/29/2020

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