Boosting the Value of a Kitchen

Flipping Properties | Creative Kitchen House Flipping Tips

Creating an awesome kitchen space is one of the most important aspects of flipping properties.  People love attractive kitchens so why not give them one?

We boosted the value of this kitchen by first installing quality cabinetry.  We chose stained maple cabinets because it is a very "in" type of cabinetry.  To get stained maple we had to spend a little more than if we went with oak (about $1,000 more), however the extra expense is 100% worth it.

We also installed a full overlay door so you can't see the trim on any of the cabinets.  All the draws have a soft close feature that prevents slamming.  The draws also feature dovetail construction instead of the cheaper stapling method.

When showing the home to a potential buyer it is important to point out all of these custom features.

Little Details Have a Big Impact when Flipping Properties

On homes that we expect to sell for over $250,000 we usually install granite counter tops.  In this kitchen we put in around $2,000 worth of granite.  We added in a beautiful bar top and put a sleek curve in the bar as an added design element.

When it comes to appliances you just can't go wrong with stainless steel.  Stainless steel is a great design statement that really boosts the appeal of any kitchen.  Be sure to use the same brand for all kitchen appliances.

In conclusion I am very happy with how this particular kitchen turned out.  I really enjoy renovating kitchens - they add a lot of character to a home.

Thanks again for stopping by and if you have any questions or kitchen remodeling tips of your own for flipping properties, then please feel free to leave a comment below.

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Mike LaCava

I'm a full time real estate investor, proud Dad and husband. My team and I are working to restore communities - one house at a time. House Flipping School is my way of sharing this vision with other investors who want to do good for their community, and make money flipping houses.