Kitchens are often the hub of the home and when it comes time to put your home on the market it is often said that kitchens and baths sell homes. A kitchen remodel can be expensive and time consuming. There are things you can do to give your kitchen a new look without spending a lot of money or time. Here are some inexpensive tips to get your kitchen in tip top shape in no time.

-Upgrade your appliances
Updating or upgrading your appliances will give your kitchen a fresh new look. You can start by ordering new doors or face panels from the manufacturer. If new appliances are in order you can find great deals at at discount stores. Many stores have scratch and dent appliances that may only have a small imperfection on the back of the appliance or in a place where no one would see it. This is a great way to save lots of money for more expensive appliances.

-Pretty it up with paint
New paint makes everything look clean and bright again. Choose a semigloss latex paint, which is easier to clean and holds up better in kitchens. Don’t forget to paint the trim too. Clean and wash all the walls and trim before painting. This will ensure the paint adheres to the surfaces properly.

-Get organized
Even if you have the newest cabinets and appliances a messy kitchen is never attractive. Keep clutter at bay with drawer organizer for utensils, pot racks and pull out trays for cabinets. If you need more room in your kitchen, utilize empty walls. Add open shelves with some neatly placed bowls for a great decorative and storage alternative

-Use the right lighting
Replace flood lights with a brighter and cleaner looking halogen bulbs. Install under cabinet lighting for a new look. Use decorative lights over the kitchen table or island to set the mood.
Older chandeliers can get an easy upgrade by placing small shades over the bulbs.

-Refurbish the cabinets
If your cabinets need a new look consider either refinishing them or giving them a lot of elbow grease. Cabinets easily build up with grease and dust. Use a cleaner with orange oil to get rid of the grime. Test a spot first before cleaning the whole kitchen. If the cabinets are worn, consider refinishing or repainting the doors and frames. Adding new drawer pulls, hinges and handles can also make a big impact.

-Fix the floor
An affordable way to have a do it yourself new floor is to install vinyl tiles. Vinyl flooring is easy to clean and durable. At less than $2 per square foot, you can put a vinyl floor in just about any kitchen for $500.

Don’t be afraid to spend a little money to achieve big results. Most minor kitchen renovations will recoup at least 83% of the cost and may even add value to your home.

Andover, MA:

This Single-Family in Andover, MA recently sold for $869,000.

This is a Colonial style home and features 15 total rooms, 5 full baths, 5 bedrooms, 1.72 acres, and was sold by
Deborah Lucci – William Raveis R.E. & Home Services

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Date: 11/22/2015 Time: 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM  
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THIS NEWER HOME IS A RARE FIND AT THIS PRICE!! This colonial is the builders own home loaded with upgrades and a great entertainers home with open floor plan. Set way back of the street for loads of privacy. First & 2nd floor have 9′ ceilings. 2×6 construction. This home is light & bright because of the many large Anderson windows. Private entry level office and bonus room. Loads of storage. Open kitchen/dining & family room concept. Eat-in gourmet kitchen w/loads of cherry cabinets, center island, granite counters and SS appliances. Oversized dining room with wainscoting that can fit the whole family. Open family room with cozy gas fireplace. Gorgeous hardwood floors on main level. Upstairs there are 4 bedrooms including a large master bedroom with w/walk-in closet. Private master bath w/one piece shower and Jacuzzi style tub. Oversized 9′x8′ garage doors, great to accommodate larger vehicles. All this set back on a private wooded lot w/convenient access to Rte 114 & Harold Parker.

Date: 11/22/2015 Time: 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM  
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THIS COLONIAL IS MOVE IN READY AND SET WAY BACK OFF THE STREET ON A FLAT 3+ACRE LOT. You’ll love the large eat-in kitchen with loads of birch cabinets, pantry, granite counter tops and new neutral tile flooring. Oversized half bath with laundry. Formal living room with new carpeting and wood burning fireplace. Dining room conveniently located next to the kitchen. Step up to oversized family room with HW flooring and cathedral ceiling. Upstairs master bedroom has a walk-in closet with adjustable shelves, new WW neutral carpet, and connecting bathroom. The 2 additional bedrooms have HW floors. Walk-up attic with 3 dormers and window perfect for future expansion. This home has a security system, water filtration system and tilt- in insulated windows plus tons of storage.  Attached 2 car garage and the back of the home has an additional garage to store cars or lawn equipment. Less than a mile walk to High Plain/Wood Hill schools…bus stop at end of driveway. Lovely country setting!

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