"Kitchens can cost a lot of money. And people who buy them rarely get the money back at resale in even in good real estate markets.But there are things you can do that will cost less money and still get you a reasonable return. A return means that you actually get a buyer and a decent price for your house, and make more than you spent.Find a way to open your kitchen to the dining room and family room. In many older ranches and split-level homes it may be as easy as taking out the upper cabinets between the kitchen and breakfast area. Be careful about taking out walls. If they are load bearing walls your house might fall on you. You can pay a professional for it and then handle the rest yourself.Many older homes have good quality solid wood cabinets that are better than what you could purchase new to replace them. Explore alternatives like painting or stripping paint and other refinishing options.
Watch out for lead paint. Many older homes have it and it requires expert removal. Lead paint was outlawed in 1978. If your house is older than that it might have it. It is a hazardous, though natural substance that can cause permanent brain damage. Surprise! ""Natural"" stuff can hurt you, both adults and children. Check it out online and act accordingly.You can buy good stuff second hand. One of the cutest kitchens I ever saw was built from a nice assortment of second hand furniture. You can even buy nice cabinets second hand. Second hand windows and doors can become china cabinets for the dining room. A big pantry makes excellent storage for a kitchen for very little money. A pantry about 5 feet square has room for a small chest freezer and plenty of shelving for things that don't fit in cabinets or canned foods. Shelves that are not too deep work best.
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