Kitchen Tune-Up Offers Tips for Home Sellers to Maximize Value with Kitchen Remodels

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Redooring or refacing kitchen cabinets are two different ways that homeowners can make smaller, economical changes to update and add value to their kitchen.

In today’s market, potential homebuyers have numerous homes to choose from. Kitchen Tune-Up offers tips that will make a lasting impression and raise interest in homes for sale.

One room that many sellers are looking to revamp is the kitchen. Being the most functional and used room in the home, it is no surprise that it shows more wear than any other room. Having an aged, worn-out kitchen will decrease the value of a home as most potential buyers want a home that is ‘move-in ready’. It is perceived that kitchen remodeling is time-consuming and expensive, and many buyers don’t want to take on this added investment. The seller may not think the kitchen needs updates or remodeling. However, to a potential buyer, a freshened up kitchen could be what sells the home.

Statistics show that kitchen remodels garner a return on investment of 80-110%. This has only been measured with complete kitchen remodeling. However, completely remodeling a kitchen can be expensive and time-consuming. But there are many other ways that homeowners can make smaller, economical changes to update their kitchen. The ROI studies have not taken into account the variety of options that can change the look of the kitchen for as much as half the cost of a full remodel.

Kitchen Tune-Up is a company that specializes in many services to update kitchens without clients having to empty their bank account. Kitchen Tune-Up’s quick and affordable ‘Tune-Up’ service is a wood reconditioning process that will make woodwork look like new. The process removes build-up (dirt, grease, wax, smoke, and dust) from the wood’s original finish, touches up and blends the areas where color may have faded, and applies a special colorant. The final step is to treat the wood with a special penetrating oil that restores dried-out wood fibers or apply an entirely fresh coat of finish. Add new hardware and the kitchen looks updated and ready to sell.

If cabinet boxes are in good, solid condition and the seller stays with a similar color, then redooring may be a good option. By replacing the doors and drawer fronts, the seller can change the style that matches the color of their existing cabinet boxes. Again, new pulls and knobs will complete the new look.

If the color and style are out of date, cabinet refacing is another option. In two to four days a completely new look - subtle or dramatic - is apparent. Cabinet refacing enables clients to revitalize their kitchen with new doors, drawer fronts and matching veneer, while keeping the existing cabinet boxes. This creates a "new kitchen" look without the "new kitchen" price tag.

To locate the nearest Kitchen Tune-Up for a free in-home consultation, visit or call 1.800.333.6385.

About Kitchen Tune-Up –Kitchen Tune-Up specializes in home remodeling. They offer wood reconditioning “Tune-Ups”, cabinet refacing and redooring, closet organization, and custom cabinetry. Kitchen Tune-Up has been ranked Entrepreneur Magazine’s #1 home remodeling franchise for 20 years and has more than 200 franchises in the United States and Canada. Learn more about other franchise territories that are available nationwide and in Canada at or


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