If you’re planning to sell your house, and want to make sure that you get the most return on it, then you’re going to love this post. Below we outline all the ways to boost the selling price of your home with key kitchen features.
We’re loving this newly refreshed kitchen design featuring our Wooden Beige Diamond Marble Mosaic Tile.The additional seating around the kitchen island provides a nice place for any remote worker to relax, while the overall modern farmhouse aesthetic dresses up the room and makes it covetable and chic.
The best part about the different ways to increase the value of your home? They don’t take that much effort – no need for extensive, pricey renovations! All you have to do is pay close attention to your kitchen and the various appliances as well as design style and you’ll be golden. Let’s get to the list of features!
As noted, there have been great shifts since 2020 with more people working from home. It’s actually predicted that by 2025 nearly 26% of the entire workforce will be engaging in remote work! Pretty wild, huh? We think so, too.
With all these exciting changes on the horizon, and for many homeowners, homes have to keep up with the new work-life balance situation.
Before, it was easy to hide away at your desk and clock out at 5 to head back to your home (aka your sanctuary). Now, lines have blurred. So, how do you design accordingly to impress potential buyers? And why should you?
We’re obsessed with the way this kitchen renovation put focus on the work-from-home life. Using a spacious kitchen island complete with our Carrara Chic With Thassos Dots Marble Mosaic Tile on the facade, the working remote space is chic and sustainable. Now potential homeowners can gather here for a quick call or enjoy a cup of coffee with their family on break. It’s the perfect type of welcoming atmosphere that’s needed when your 9-to-5 is in your home.
For one, work-from-home-friendly kitchen designs increase your home value – hello, that’s why they made this list! For another, it is vital to keep boundaries.
In this way, you can create a kitchen ready to sell to potential buyers by providing key areas for them to take conference calls or have a nice coffee break. Take a cue from Amy Kehoe of Nickey Kehoe who relayed this sentiment to Net A Porter:
“If you don’t have a separate space for your work area, then the ability to put your work away at the end of the day is imperative,” says. “Working from home has reinforced what so many of us knew already – that work/life boundaries are challenging to establish. But there are ways to nurture a good balance. A work-from-home setup can allow for more rituals – for instance, a plant on your desk, a nook for tea/coffee, some natural light; we often don’t have that opportunity at the office.”
Creating contrast in the kitchen can allow a homeowner to differentiate between work mode and off-work mode. As seen in this contemporary kitchen design, using our La Riviera Blue Reef 2.5x8 Ceramic Subway Tile on the backsplash and contrasting it with a chevron floor tile in a light neutral shade immediately sets up and separates the space out.
We’re big fans of making spaces elevated and individualistic. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to do this to ensure that your soon-to-sell home is ready for the next homeowner.
Here are a few recommendations:
Use tile to differentiate areas
Whether it’s creating a bold backsplash tile to highlight the main kitchen area or dividing up the floor with different floor tile lay patterns, you can use tile to distinguish between spaces easily. This is especially easy to do in open floor plan homes. Using wood look floor tiles in the living room and then a bold statement porcelain tile in the kitchen immediately sets a boundary between the rooms.
Aim for a kitchen island or eat-in-kitchens
Don’t be afraid to experiment with kitchen island seating or renovate the way your eat-in-kitchen appears. Creating a space with kitchen island bar stools, for example, can make a nook for coffee or lunch break and separate your potential homeowner from their working day.
Use comfort seating and lighting
It goes without saying but to make a work-from-home approved kitchen, you need to have comfortable seating and ample lighting. You don’t want to have people drifting off to sleep while they work or take a break!
Open floor plans in the home are dynamic and synonymous with the WFH movement. It’s so much easier to switch between environments and break up the workday when all you need to do is move a few feet. We love this industrial-chic home that uses our Spiga Olson Gris Wood Look Chevron Porcelain TIle as flooring. The chevron tile creates a bold design and complements the more modern, cold elements in the space.
High Tech Kitchen Appliances
High-tech kitchen appliances are at an all-time high interest for potential buyers. So, if your home’s kitchen has them you’re pretty much set up for success. To help you further, there are some appliances that are on buyer’s minds.
The first one is steam ovens. These nifty, technologically advanced ovens are far from your typical ones. They are known to help retain up to 25% of food’s vitamin content and make for tastier entrees! This is perfect for any health-conscious family! Plus, this type of appliance in a home’s listing can increase the selling price by 3.7%!
This fresh, white kitchen is ready for making its homeowners some serious returns on investment! Featuring gorgeous white subway tiles, this backsplash adds a light-loving splash to the design. Then, there’s the updated dual gas oven which makes cooking so much easier. Consider this one sold!
Aside from steam ovens, another area that can help land you a big return is replacing any and all outdated appliances – from microwave ovens to refrigerators. The best thing to do in this case is to find and buy Energy Star brand appliances, or any efficient appliances within your budget.
If this feels overwhelming on your wallet, rest assured, it will have its returns. According to Consumer Reports, spending as little as $5,000 on your kitchen can bring up to 7% back in returns when you sell. Cha-ching!
As we’re sure you know by now, color pop kitchen cabinetry is all the rage this year, and with reason; it’s so fun and cheerful! This kitchen nailed that trend and raised the selling price even further with the use of updated appliances like the must-have steam oven. Using our Varana Gris porcelain tile the neutral gray backsplash adds a much-appreciated contrast in the kitchen.
Beautiful Quartz Countertops
If there ever was a match made in contemporary home heaven, it would be with quartz countertops and your kitchen. These stunning quartz countertops are known for their luxurious appeal and are highly sought after by the modern homebuyer.
Using our Roman Flower Bardiglio & Carrara Marble Mosaic Tile this modern-meets-rustic country kitchen hits all the stops. It has texture, it has quartz countertops, and it has marble sophistication with a twist. Seriously, we’d buy this place in a heartbeat!
Aside from their sheer elegance, quartz countertops perfectly complement tile backsplashes. Whether you’re pairing a white quartz countertop with a bold, floral marble mosaic tile backsplash or a colorful hexagon glass backsplash tile, their versatility is never unnoticed or unappreciated. They are clean, sleek, and stylish.
What works best to complement quartz countertops? Sparkling glass backsplash tiles. That’s exactly what our Fabrique White Chevron Glass Tile does for this beautiful kitchen.
These lux countertops are known to boost a home’s value by 2.3%, too! With good reason, potential buyers see the material as durable, and clean. This makes sense since quartz is known to be easy to maintain. While some stone types may require more maintenance due to their porous nature, quartz doesn’t have this issue. What’s more, the value of quartz itself is ever-increasing, projected to reach 13.6 billion by 2026, which means that in a few years the home’s kitchen will boost the selling price even more.
Heated Tile Flooring
Heated tile flooring in a kitchen? Oh, yeah! While many think of heated tile floors for their bathrooms or mudrooms, you can also make an immediate impact in a home with heated kitchen floor tiles.
Nothing is worse than walking barefoot on cold, hard surfaces. This is especially true when it comes to an area like the kitchen. Think about the times you go for a midnight snack and jolt awake from the chill of your floors!
New homeowners are catching on, and heated floors are projected to increase a home’s value by 2.4% this year. Smart cookies, if you ask us.
By placing the heating under your floor tiles, you provide a much more pleasant kitchen gathering experience. Complement a fresh kitchen design with some large format field tiles and you’ll have a seamless, sell-worthy home in no time!
Heated floor tiles allow for a space to have uniform heating. This means no more cold spots or uncomfortable sweating from top-down heating. In this system, rather than using forced air (which is known to cause allergies!) the heat is distributed from below.
Imagine warm toes and feet gliding across this beautiful wood look marble tile kitchen floor!
As contractor Jeff King told Remodelista, “We experience pure warmth with radiant floor heating. As we heat up from our feet, we stay warmer at a lower temperature.”
Modern Farmhouse Accents
At last, we arrive at the most admirable feature of your kitchen: modern farmhouse accents.
We highly doubt you’re surprised at its appearance on this list, right? After all, it finds its way into our Instagram and Pinterest feeds, like, daily. So, it makes sense that potential homebuyers are looking out for farmhouse accents in the kitchen when buying a home.
This bright, cheerful modern farmhouse kitchen really ropes a buyer in (pun-intended). Our White and Beige Mix Leaf Recycled Glass Mosaic Tile adds visual interest, color, and movement which plays perfectly against the floating wooden shelving.
When it comes to adding a modern farmhouse touch to your kitchen to up the selling price, there are a few things to keep in mind:
First, you should never shy away from textures. Be open to mixing lots of them! Think wood look floor tiles and glass chevron backsplash tiles. The graining with patterns will be marvelous. Plus, there’s a cozy meets clean aesthetic that makes this a charming example of farmhouse decor done right.
It’s also important to remember that not all farmhouse designs have to be white-washed tiles or exposed wooden beams– you can use color and lots of it! With a colorful yet cohesive design scheme, you will definitely impress your buyer.
Bold and beautiful this modern farmhouse design hits all the spots for what a buyer wants – there’s texture, there’s a farmhouse basin sink, and there’s a unique oven paired with butcher block countertops. We’re most obsessed with the floor-to-ceiling use of our Tribeca Mixed Plank Wood Look Tiles. They add a pop of color and a cohesive storyline that wows.
Outside of color and texture, don’t be opposed to bringing in some vintage or second hand decorations to your kitchen. At the heart of this modern farmhouse design style is a want for vintage or well-worn pieces. The goal is to shape a space that tells a story and has character, which is exactly what using a myriad of decorative materials will do!
Now that you’ve reached the end, do you feel more empowered to make the most of your home’s selling situation? We sure hope so! Even if you just make one or two of the feature changes we listed above, we’re positive that you’ll get more bang for your buck while making your potential buyer extremely content. Go on, and get them and while you're at it, sign up and save on all tiles online for your next kitchen renovation project!