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Help with updating Kitchen for Sale of home

Nan Smith
8 months ago

We are preparing for selling our house. We have a center hall colonial in an area with higher end home $1M+ and most comps have newer kitchens. We have beige cabinets with granite that looks dated. The cabinets are good quality, solid wood, hand painted - so we would like to leave them as is but refresh the look by replacing the granite with quartz. See attached photos - the color of the cabinet is best represented by the photo with with range and refrigerator. Need help from the experts both design Pros and Real Estate stagers- my questions are:

1. Will white quartz work well with the beige cabinets? We are consider Silestone Calcutta Gold countertop keeping our beige cabinets.

2. If we replace the countertops should we replace the backsplash?

3. Should we update the faucet?

4. Should we eliminate the bar height countertop separating the kitchen from the family room and bring the height down to countertop height?

5. Should we eliminate the desk and cabinet above - I have seen many articles that desks in kitchens are a thing of the past.

6. Should we replace the Kitchen Cabinet Hardware?

Appreciate the help!

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