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Flipper Kitchen Tips

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If you are planning on flipping a home to sell it for profit, a kitchen is a place to start renovating because it is the most important part of the house, which tends to provide the most return on investment. Although, flipping a kitchen can be complicated and might cost you a substantial amount of money when renovating the kitchen for the first time. To help you avoid overspending, we are going to give you some tips to flip your kitchen successfully.

Before you start flipping the kitchen, you should make a plan of how would you like the kitchen to look and how much are you willing to spend. Are you planning on a full kitchen remodel or do you want to keep your existing kitchen layout? But before that, it's very important to find out what other homeowners are doing with their kitchens, what kind of houses are selling well, and what the price range is. Do they have high-end kitchens with modern appliances or do they have standard average priced kitchens? This way you'll know how to renovate your kitchen to add value to your home so that you won't end up over improving your kitchen that is overpriced for its location.

If you are planning on remodeling your kitchen fully, you are going to need right appliances within the budget. With so many options on the market, it might get overwhelming to choose the right appliances to suit your needs. If you want to get a high-end look, we recommend upgrading to built-in appliances, which have more modern look and typically, have longer life spans compared to freestanding units. Although, they can be more difficult to install and you are going to need a cabinet space. In addition to that, you should try to get the energy-efficient models, which saves a substantial amount of money on utility bills while saving the environment. The built-in appliances usually cost more than the freestanding units, although there are several brands, which offer built-in units to create a high-end kitchen look at an affordable price. The brands like LG, Samsung, Frigidaire, and whirlpool offer a wide variety of built-in kitchen appliances that provide modern designs along with a variety of advanced features to make your life easier.

Appliances

LG built-in kitchen appliances

If you need multiple appliances when renovating the kitchen, one way to get them for less is to get the appliance packages. For instance, with  LG's packages, you can save a substantial amount of money and get a modern, integrated look in stainless steel for less. Stainless steel is a great design statement that really boosts the appeal of any kitchen. You can switch the standard range with LG's electric cooktop and double wall oven combination for more sophisticated, stylish look. In addition to that, LG's built-in side-by-side refrigerator can be installed flush with surrounding cabinetry along with fully integrated built-in dishwasher to complement your kitchen.

Cabinets

kitchen cabinets

Although not every kitchen needs a complete remodeling, most of the kitchens will require some updating. Since cabinets take a large amount of space in the kitchen, it's crucial to make sure they look as presentable as possible because the cabinets make the room's first impression. If you decide to install new cabinets, try to get the less expensive one, although make sure they are not the cheapest one to sell it better. Cedar cabinets are a popular choice that has stylish look and lower price points. Although, if the existing cabinets are still functional but need a little touch up to make them look better, they can be refinished, refaced, or painted, according to your kitchen decor. Refinishing your cabinets will require changing the old doors or drawer fronts with new ones. Refacing the cabinets, on the other hand, is more expensive compared to refinishing. You'll need to get the new cabinet doors, as well as hardware and install the wood veneer to match the rest of your cabinetry. This way you'll have a brand new cabinet without changing any other parts for a fraction of the cost.

Countertops

granite countertops

After renewing your cabinets, you'll need to think about countertops. We recommend choosing the countertop material that looks as good as it functions. Granite countertops are one of the most popular choices today. Granite might be a little more expensive than other materials, but it's very durable and adds a great value to the kitchen. However, you can also choose concrete or laminate countertops for cheaper properties. To make your kitchen stand out, we recommend contrasting the color of your countertop with the color of your cabinets. For instance, if your cabinets have a light color, you can choose darker countertops and vice versa.

Flooring

kitchen with wood floor

Flooring is another important factor to consider during remodeling your kitchen. Kitchen floors have the most foot traffic. Also, they can get dirty very easily due to stains, grease, and moisture that build up in the kitchen during cooking. So, when selecting the flooring, you'll have to choose the material that is durable, easy to clean and maintain. Granite and wood are the most expensive options that will add a value to your kitchen. They are durable while providing a more natural look that never goes out of style. Laminates are a more affordable alternative that can mimic the look of wood, marble, and stone for less money.

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