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Increase Your Kansas City Home’s Resale Value with these Renovations

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If you are looking to sell your home, there are a few ways you can increase the chances of getting your asking price. Investing in your home before putting it on market will increase the amount you can ask. A few easy renovations can make your old tire home look completely different. You don’t have to spend a lot to make a big difference and increase the resale value.

Renovations to Increase Your Resale Value

Depending on your budget, and what needs it most, plan on these renovations.


We spend a lot of time in our kitchens. That’s why they tend to get worn down. It tends to be the room that matters the most.

Replace old, faded, and cracked countertops. You should choose good quality countertops, however, they don’t have to be expensive.

Replace the cabinet and drawer fronts to make it all look new. If they are in bad shape with stains and odors, replace them altogether. You can get custom cabinets made that will completely change the look of your kitchen.

If you have the budget, change the layout so it flows better. Or, consider putting in an island.

If not, paint the walls a light color to give it the feeling of more space.

Replace old appliances, too, even though you are taking them with you. They will look much nicer than your 25-year-old refrigerator coughing and humming along with your new cabinets.


Here is another room potential buyers will want to see and want to see something nice.

Rip out the old plumbing if it needs it. This is actually a huge selling point with people, as it reassures them they won’t have problems for some time.

If the tub, sink, and toilet are old, stained, or discolored, rip them out, too. Replace them with something that looks nice and inviting.

Think about the walls, the drapes, the tiles, and the floor, as well when trying to boost your resale value.

Curb Appeal

The outside of your home is the first thing people see. If it looks shabby and old, they are going to be imagining the inside will match.

If the outside of your house has seen better days, replace the Kansas City siding and windows, stone or if you are in a pinch, a good power washing can remove years worth of storms and dirt.

Consider painting the door, the railing, and fixing the steps or broken stones or sidewalks. A little landscaping will also go a long way to improve that walk down towards the house.


An unfinished basement can be a blank canvas for some people, for others, a depressing cellar. Dank, damp, musty, moldy, no one gets excited over that.

While no one will expect you to renovate the entire space, make an effort. Installing an extra bathroom will give your buyers the idea of what’s to come.

If you have a laundry room in there, make sure you spruce it up, too. If you are adding a bathroom, add plumbing for the potential of a wet bar, extra kitchen, or even a separate suite.

Ask The Experts

You might think you can do the jobs yourself, and some of them you likely can, but you shouldn’t. It will look like you did. You want to count on the professionals for your renovations, to make sure they are done right.

Contact us at Karin Ross Design to make an appointment and start your remodeling today. We have many ideas and want to hear yours, as well. Whether you are looking for something trendy or traditional, we can help you realize your dream.