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Check out the value of an updated kitchen

Posted on Monday, April 30, 2012 at 8:35:25 PM

If your kitchen is looking a bit like a throw back from an episode of Mad Men, consider using home improvement financing to rip out the wall paper from inside the cabinets and update the appliances.

Why should you use home improvement financing to remodel a kitchen?

According to This Old House, a minor kitchen remodel costs approximately $14,773 and has an 87 percent return on investment if the property is sold one year later. A major kitchen renovation costs $38,769 and has an 80 percent return. No other home improvement has a greater return when it comes time to sell the property, and a kitchen renovation can make using the space much more enjoyable.

What items should be updated in a kitchen?

If you’re strapped for cash and you like the placement of your cabinets, consider taking off the doors and repainting or staining the wood. In addition, remember to strip away any wall paper, which allows you to treat the area and repaint. If you’re looking for another great tip, consider installing a backsplash to tie in the new color palette.ADNFCR-16001052-ID-800765412-ADNFCR