Moving Soon? Tips For Remodeling Your Kitchen

Posted on: 10 March 2022

When you're remodeling a kitchen, it is important to consider how much longer you plan to live in the home. If you're going to be in the home for another decade, for example, you may make different choices about your remodel than if you plan on moving in a few months. If a move is on the horizon, here are some tips to follow during your kitchen remodeling process.

Stick with neutral colors.

You might love the idea of yellow tile or a bright green floor, but some home buyers will surely be turned off by those colors. You don't want anyone to walk away from your home for a reason as silly as the colors in the kitchen. So, it's wise to stick with neutral colors for your kitchen remodel. Warm grays are very on-trend right now and are generally timeless. An all-white kitchen never goes out of style either. You can always add a little pop of color with bright towels or curtains, which the new owners can easily replace.

Don't over-design for your specific cooking habits.

If you were staying in the home longer, you might want to include some custom elements such as a pot filler for your Sunday pasta dinners or a built-in knife block for your large knife collection. But since you're moving soon, incorporating these use-specific features isn't a wise way to spend your money. There's no guarantee a future homeowner will use or benefit from them. You're better off spending your budget on higher-end materials that any homeowner will appreciate. For example, it's better to upgrade your tile than to add a custom knife block.

Avoid built-in appliances.

When you're buying new appliances this close to your move, you want to be able to take them with you! As such, you should have your kitchen designer create the kitchen plan around appliances you can remove. A countertop range, counter-height fridge, and microwave drawers are nice, but they're not the best option for a kitchen you'll be moving out of soon. It's entirely possible to design a gorgeous and functional kitchen around a standard stove-oven combo and two-door fridge. You can even spend a little more on the higher-end models since you're taking them with you.

In addition to following the tips above, make sure you tell your kitchen remodeling team that you plan on moving soon. They can make additional recommendations in accordance with your plans.

Contact a kitchen remodeling contractor for additional information.