It really depends on so many other factors. The first question I would want to decide is, if you have the funds to do this, will this be the most important place to invest them? Sometimes there are other places where you can get a bigger return on your investment and help the home sell quicker.
Some of the questions I would want to know before I could answer is; What is the competition like in the same price range? How are the Carpet, Walls, Landscape, Roof and baths? Are there any active deferred maintenance issues that will come up in an inspection and require attention then?
I would discuss this with your agent and check out the competition in your price range. If this is the greatest need you have, consider re-facing the cabinets or painting them. Granite is all the rage, but not everyone enjoys the same styles or colors, so be very careful when/if you go this route to make it as neutral as possible rather than reflect your own unique personality.
There is a great store in Lombard, MI (only 3 hours from you) called Floor & Decor.
You can buy GRANITE counterops there, finished and polished, starting at $178 for an 8 ft countertop. That's for the WHOLE countertop. They can help you find a contractor to install, especially if you need a sink cut or to make corners fit, but the days of $8000 granite counter tops are over.
So, for less than $2,000, you can give your kitchen a major facelift. Now....what about those appliances?
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I hope this helps. I wish you much luck in the sale of your home.
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In the first area buyers want a new kitchen, in the second area buyers need a more affordable home.
If your home is for sale right now your agent should be able to give you feedback from potential buyers. Not on the market? Get your agent to talk to you about the price and condition of recently sold homes.