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When it comes time to sell your home, there are many things you can do to ensure a timely sale for a good price. Little things like decluttering your home and replacing personal photos with neutral artwork allow people to see themselves in your space. If you have built-in cabinets, there are a few things you can do to ensure that they are highlighted as a home-selling feature instead of a drawback.

neutralize your built-in cabinets as much as possible

First, neutralize your built-in cabinets as much as possible. Remove your books, unless they are antique or decorative, and style your shelves with attractive pieces and artwork. This will help potential buyers view your built-in cabinets as a storage and style option rather than only being able to see your collection of favorite reads. Make sure your built-in cabinets are either painted in a neutral trim color or have an updated stain color.

Next, make sure your built-in cabinets aren’t making your room feel smaller or dated. Dark wood in a dark room makes you feel like you’re in a cave. Additionally, if your built-in cabinets are highly specific to your needs (i.e. a built-in bank of cabinets and murphy bed in the office) you might consider removing them to give the room a neutral space.

Finally, only keep your built-in cabinets if they are high-quality ones! Dated, cheap, or over-sized built-ins will be seen as a chore the potential buyer will have to take care of instead of added style and bonus storage.

If you have questions about built-in cabinets, we would love to talk with you here at Rudisill Cabinet Shop. Contact us today!